Paul receives pair of fifth-place MVP votes

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
By: Jim Eichenhofer, Hornets.com

Based on the award’s 5-4-3-2-1 points system, New Orleans point guard Chris Paul finished in 13th place in the 2010-11 Most Valuable Player balloting, collecting a pair of fifth-place votes. Chicago’s Derrick Rose was the landslide winner, garnering 113 of a possible 121 first-place votes. It marked the third time during Paul’s six-year NBA career that he received some mention in the MVP vote. After his breakout 2007-08 season, the Wake Forest product was a runner-up to Kobe Bryant; the following season, Paul took fifth place.

2010-11 KIA NBA MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARD RESULTS
Player, Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total Points

Derrick Rose, Chicago 113 6 2 -- -- 1182
Dwight Howard, Orlando 3 57 31 16 11 643
LeBron James, Miami 4 26 39 31 12 522
Kobe Bryant, L.A.L. 1 18 32 40 12 428
Kevin Durant, OKC -- 6 10 20 38 190
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas -- 5 3 11 30 113
Dwyane Wade, Miami -- 1 1 2 6 24
Manu Ginobili, S.A. -- 2 -- -- 6 20
Amar'e Stoudemire,N.Y.-- -- 1 -- 4 9
Blake Griffin, L.A.C. -- -- 1 -- -- 5
Rajon Rondo, Boston -- -- 1 -- -- 5
Tony Parker, S.A. -- -- -- 1 -- 3
Chris Paul, N.O. -- -- -- -- 2 2