NBA Awards Get Attention from Online Bookmaker

Some of the awards for the 2010 NBA season are coming in as the playoffs continue and the online bookmaker has noticed.

The Atlanta Hawks get attention in offshore betting and one of their best players is guard Jamal Crawford who won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award.

The online bookmaker noted a number of other awards including the Sixth Man of the Year Award.  Crawford won that award going away as he got 580 of a possible 610 points.  Jason Terry of the Dallas Mavericks was second while Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers was third.  In the regular season offshore betting stats indicated that Crawford averaged 18 points a game off the bench in his first season with the Hawks.

Another award that was announced was the Joe Dumars Trophy that went to Grant Hill of the Phoenix Suns.  That is the outstanding sportsmanship award as voted on by NBA players. It is the second time in three years that Hill has won the award. The online bookmaker noted that he finished 350 points ahead of runner-up Chauncey Billups of the Denver Nuggets.

The Milwaukee Bucks have been a huge success vs. online bookmaker odds this season and their general manager received attention as he was named NBA executive of the year.  He is the first Milwaukee executive to ever win the award. "It's just God's grace that I'm sitting here," GM John Hammond said, "I believe there's a lot of good, qualified people in this league that can have jobs like this and have opportunities like this. I was just chosen." Oklahoma City’s Sam Presti was second in the voting. Hammond made a great decision to draft Brandon Jennings with the 10th pick in the NBA Draft and Jennings may win the rookie of the year. "You make the decisions, you hope they work. We've been fortunate this year a few of the things have worked," Hammond said.

Another award that got some attention from the online bookmaker was the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award.  Aaron Brooks of the Houston Rockets won that award. He set career highs in points (19.6 per game), assists (5.3) and rebounds (2.6). "I didn't go into the season to win a big award like this," Brooks said. "I would love to be in the playoffs with this award, but due to the circumstances, we didn't get there. But this is a great award. This is a great accomplishment for me, one of the most important awards I've earned in my life."