Sheridan's 2010-11 MVP ballot
Updated: April 12, 2011, 3:53 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 first to fifth.
Here is Chris Sheridan's ballot:
Led his team to the No. 1 seed in the East despite long absencs of Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah. Improved his outside shooting, almost never had a bad game, consistently took over fourth quarters.
| Dwight Howard
As Stan Van Gundy said, no player in the NBA impacts more possessions per game. Added a couple new offensive moves, was steadying influence on a team in transition.
Still the one guy you'd want taking the last shot. Hasn't lost a step or regressed in any way. Still works harder than 99 percent of NBA players.
| Manu Ginobili
Having his best season now that he has finally become a full-time starter. The best player on the first team to make it to 60 wins. Most underappreciated clutch player in the NBA.
Carried his team prior to the Carmelo Anthony trade, led Knicks to the playoffs for first time in seven years, made basketball relevant in N.Y. (for the right reasons) for first time in a long time.
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