Matt Bonner is a Funny Looking MVP

14 04 2009

Matt Bonner is a somewhat odd choice to win the Jon Barry MVP.  On top of actually looking funny, I can think of a reason to doubt Bonner’s award.  He’s an unconventional player, a big man who shoots the 3-ball, and unconventional players can present balance problems in fantasy sports, especially when using rotisserie scoring. 

While Bonner derives value from treys and field goal percentage, his shotblocking and rebounding skills numbers are sub-standard for a center.  Since most teams rely on their center for blocks and rebounds, a team that starts Bonner would want players at other positions to compensate with above average rebounding and blocking.  Such players exist, with names like Dwyane Wade, Raymond Felton, Danny Granger and Wilson Chandler, but it can be tough to piece the roster together correctly.

My team, which leads the league in threes, was behind in blocks and rebounds all season, so Bonner had little value.  Looking at my league, I see only one team that is strong in blocks and boards but struggling in treys.  This team has Kevin Love on its roster, a center who has lower overall value than Bonner, and doesn’t fit the team as well.  So apparently, the manager is more interested in finding True Love than in taking care of a Bonner.

Uhhh, I hope nobody read that.  I shouldn’t be allowed to write posts anymore.

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14 04 2009
thenambypamby

Taking care of a Bonner. Ha.

16 04 2009
Breaking News as Hoops Season Ends « you like a da juice?

[…] breaking news, Jon Barry MVP Matt Bonner got added on the last day of the season, by the very team I said should pick him up (after I emailed the […]

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