Deron Williams? How did he get a first-place vote? He finished 6th in the voting, which sounds about right. But who in the would vote him #1, and why does this guy still have voting rights? Let's look at the numbers.
Paul - 16.1 PPG, 7.8 APG
Williams - 10.8 PPG, 4.5 APG
I'd give more stats, but who really needs them? It can't really be a team things, because the Jazz only got 3 more wins than the Hornets. I gave my award to Chris Paul, and I didn't even think it was really close.
The stats are gaudy enough: his 16.3 PPG leads all rookies. His 7.9 APG leads all rookies. His 5.2 RPG are 4th among all rookies. He's 3rd in the NBA in steals per game (2.24). He's 6th in the NBA in Assist/Turnover ratio (3.38). But beyond that, he's completely rejuvenated the franchise. This team is coming off the loss of Baron Davis as well as the loss of their hometown. With Paul, they were a serious contender in the playoff race all year.
But hey, I can't complain too much. It's only one guy after all. At least they gave it to the right person.