Daily Link: Humphries finishes 5th in MIP voting

Kevin Love blew out his competition for the Most Improved Player award and took the award that he rightfully deserves. However, I’m sure most of us hoped that Kris Humphries would get some love from the voters. Humphries finished 5th behind Love, Lamarcus Aldridge, Dorell Wright, and Derrick Rose. He received one first-place vote, 13 second-place votes, and 19 third-place votes.

It’s possible that in another season Humphries would have been named the MIP. However, 10-11 wasn’t most seasons. With Rose transcending from All-Star to superstar and likely MVP, Aldridge going from role player to All-Star, and Kevin Love having a historic season, Humphries didn’t really have a shot. However, I feel like he should’ve scored above Wright. While Wright turned into an above-average scorer, Humphries moved from a selfish and unproductive power forward into an elite rebounder and a great finisher. Hopefully it wasn’t a contract year enigma.