2016 Season - You Ain't Good Awards!

By Bigmatch
Oct. 12, 2016

(c) PBA Media Bureau

For every Yin, there is a Yang, for every White American, there is a Black American, for every Mythical Teams, there are five players who played really bad. This is life, for every good thing, there is a bad thing.

Just like in a basketball league, like the PBA, there are players who need to be recognize because of their bad performances, not to shame them but to challenge them to take their name out of the award next season.

Basically, the award's name should be enough to explain each award. 

You Ain't Kobe - JAMES YAP
Previously (JC Intal)

Sorry Yap fanatics, the numbers doesn't lie. This season, James averaged 11.8 shots and 4.0 three-point shots but only managed 36.3% and 29.9% accuracy, respectively. That is very unacceptable. Injuries was a big part of it but still, that accuracy will not threaten anybody. 

You Ain't Worth it - DENNIS MIRANDA
Previously (Joe Devance)

TNT made the worst transaction this season. TNT exchanged Jay Washington for Dennis Miranda and Denok played in 20 games and averaged 4.0 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 14.2 minutes of play. Kris Rosales forced TNT to let him go which means they basically let Jay Washington go for nothing. 

The Bust - MOALA TAUTUAA
Previously (Moala Tautuaa)

The sooner you are called in the draft, the higher will be the expectations about you. Moala is not really a bust but out of his draft batch, he is the most deserving for the award this year. In 17.8 minutes of play, Moala produced 8.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 53.8% FG.  

Aren't You Tall? - MICK PENNISI
Previously (Japeth Aguilar)

We all know that Mick doesn't play that much inside but still, he is a legit 6'9 and his per 36 minutes average of 6.7 rebounds is unacceptable. 

Why are you playing that much? - JAMES YAP
Previously (Mark Caguioa)

I know that this is hard to take in but James never merited 26.8 minutes of playing time. The net rating of James in the three conferences were -14.1 (Phil. Cup), -7.7 (Com. Cup) and -33.2 (Gov. Cup). It is hard to blame James because his 34 years old body has been attacked by many kind of injuries and he gave his best in the playing time that was given to him.