Bowen's 2010-11 MVP ballot
Updated: April 12, 2011, 2:43 AM ETBy | ESPN.com
We asked NBA writers from ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, as well as NBA analysts from ESPN, to provide their choices for NBA Most Valuable Player, ranked from 1 to 5.
Here is Bruce Bowen's ballot:
He has had to carry the team at long stretches without either Joakim Noah or Carlos Boozer. Now, with his improved 3-point shooting -- making well over 100 this season -- you can't just play him for the drive anymore.
He has five rings, but only one MVP award. You can't give it to him every year. But you could -- he's that much better than a lot of his rivals, even today.
With all the things he's had to go through, he keeps improving his game. What I like is the way he's seeking out help from other players who have had success at his position.
The two-time MVP gives so much to the game. He's one of those who can truly affect the game without scoring.
Score, score, score. He's got that down. Once he learns to set up other guys, he'll be an even better MVP candidate. He's so young. He'll keep working at his game.
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