- Joined Jan 15, 2015
Thibs definitely deserved the COTY. He had a Knicks team from the prior year without any big additions, aside from signing Taj and Rose later in the season. A team that was expected to win 15-20 games this season but overachieved and took the 4 seed in the Eastern conference. Monty is definitely close but the addition of All Star (and probably a top 10 PG of all time) Chris Paul was a big factor in the team's big improvement. Not to mention, Booker is one of the most undervalued player in the NBA; if he was in the NYK or any big market team, he would be considered a top 10 player.