Joel Anthony.... Playoff MVP?
This is an excerpt from an ESPN insider article in which David Thorpe lists him MVP's for the playoffs. Guess who comes in at #10? Thats right, Joel Anthony.
"He has the worst hands I've ever seen from an NBA post player on offense. But there's no getting around his impact in the Heat's series against the Pacers. It wasn't his shot-blocking that made such a difference but his activity on defense overall. Showing on ball screens, helping on dribble penetration with his long arms, making plays above the rim and adding just enough catch-and-finish baskets in the paint off feeds from Wade and LeBron to make Indiana pay for leaving him open as often as it did.
Anthony is nowhere close to the player Chris Bosh is, but Indiana now knows it needed to account for him more than it did."