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Warriors awards results: the fans have spoken

Let’s see who you all chose for the Warriors awards.

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Earlier in the week I wrote an article picking the season awards for the Golden State Warriors. I left a poll for each question, because I wanted to know how you all viewed things.

It turns out, a fair bit differently than I did! Which is great.

So with the results tallied, let’s see who you think deserves some Warriors hardware.

The Warriors Most Valuable Player is ...

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At the start of the season, what odds would you have put on Eric Paschall — the number 41 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft — to be the MVP of a team with Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and D’Angelo Russell?

But here we are. I chose Green as the team’s MVP, because, disappointing performance aside, I thought he most contributed to the Warriors winning what few games they did. But in a 15-win season, I’m not actually sure how valuable that is. Paschall provided hope, a reason to watch the Warriors, and optimism for the future. And that’s value.

Here’s how the voting shook out:

59 percent Eric Paschall
15 percent Draymond Green
9 percent D’Angelo Russell
9 percent — Steph Curry
5 percent Damion Lee
4 percent — Other

The Warriors Defensive Player of the Year is . . .

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Green may have been disappointing, and may have failed to live up to his defensive potential, but he was still the best defensive player on the team, and the only player on the squad with strong defensive metrics.

He was my clear choice, and you all agreed. Interestingly, people were also very high on Marquese Chriss’ defense, which I found a little perplexing.

Here was the voting:

47 percent Draymond Green
29 percent Marquese Chriss
12 percent Glenn Robinson III
3 percent — Eric Paschall
3 percent Willie Cauley-Stein
2 percent Andrew Wiggins
1 percent Alec Burks
2 percent — Other

The Warriors Rookie of the Year is ...

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

If any of you want to make the case for anyone else, I would love to hear it.

Here was the one-sided voting:

97 percent — Eric Paschall
1 percent Jordan Poole
1 percent Juan Toscano-Anderson
1 percent Ky Bowman
1 percent Mychal Mulder

The Warriors Most Improved Player is . . .

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I felt Marquese Chriss was an obvious choice, and you all agreed. After shooting 37.2% from the field a year ago, while failing to crack the rotation with both the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers, many expected Chriss to go unsigned in 2019-20, and have to head to the G League to prove his worth.

Instead, he became the Warriors starting center, shot 54.5% from the field (despite not getting to play alongside Steph Curry), and cemented his role on next year’s team.

Here’s how the voting went:

88 percent — Marquese Chriss
6 percent Glenn Robinson III
3 percent Alec Burks
2 percent — Andrew Wiggins
2 percent — Other

The Warriors Most Disappointing Player is . . .

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I’ll be honest, this one surprised me. I thought people were a little too harsh on Willie Cauley-Stein’s Warriors tenure, and that people also had too high of expectations to begin with.

In my eyes, Draymond Green was the clear winner of this “award,” with D’Angelo Russell a strong runner-up.

Here’s how the fans voted:

39 percent — Willie Cauley-Stein
27 percentDraymond Green
19 percent Jordan Poole
11 percent — D’Angelo Russell
1 percent — Andrew Wiggins
3 percent — Other

The Warriors most surprising player is ...

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Phoenix Suns Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Paschall made out pretty well in these awards! He was my selection for this one as well. When you are drafted with pick 41, and end up leading the team in games, minutes, points, and field goals made, while finishing second in rebounds, you’re likely to be awarded Most Surprising.

Here was the voting:

49 percent — Eric Paschall
26 percent — Marquese Chriss
12 percent Damion Lee
8 percent Ky Bowman
4 percent — Andrew Wiggins
1 percent — Jordan Poole
1 percent — Other

Thanks for voting, everyone. I think it’s safe to say that Eric Paschall is the hardware king of the Warriors 2019-20 season.