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Rose finishes 10th in MVP voting

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Rose finishes 10th in MVP voting

Derrick Rose received a third-place vote for the 2011-2012 NBA MVP, placing him 10th in this season's voting. LeBron James took home the award for the third time in his career, coming a year after Rose garnered the honor.

With five points, but a third-place vote, Rose finished above Dwayne Wade (6 points), Russell Westbrook (4 points), Dirk Nowitzki (4 points), Tim Duncan (3 points) and Joe Johnson (1 point). Rose joined James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Tony Parker, Kevin Love and Dwight Howard among those who received a third-place vote.

Rose played in only 39 games this season, averaging 21.8 points per game (down about 3 points from his 2010-2011 average) with 7.9 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game as well. Of course, Rose played hobbled for much of the season, which contributed to his career-low shooting percentage of .435.

Cubs Talk Podcast: Giving Thanks to the Cubs

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Giving Thanks to the Cubs

In this Thanksgiving-themed episode of the Cubs Talk Podcast, Luke Stuckmeyer, David Kaplan, and Tony Andracki discuss what they're most thankful for relating to the Cubs (1:00), with responses ranging from the upgrades at Wrigley Field to the hiring of Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon.

Then, in a nod to Black Friday, our panel debates the best deals the Cubs have ever made (7:10), including trades for Sammy Sosa, Ryne Sandberg, Jake Arrieta and more. Plus, Kap tells us how Harry Caray came to be the Cubs announcer after many years with the White Sox (15:00).

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: