NBA reveals awards finalists for 2017-18 season

NBA.com Global on Jun 25, 2018 08:40 AM
NBA reveals awards finalists for 2017-18 season
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NEW YORK -- The NBA today announced the finalists for six awards that honor top performers from the 2017-18 regular season: Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth Man Award, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Most Improved Player and NBA Coach of the Year.

The winners of these awards will be revealed at the 2018 NBA Awards presented by Kia on Monday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT (Tuesday, June 26, PHL time). The second annual NBA Awards will take place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

The finalists for the six annual awards, based on voting results from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters, are below:

Kia NBA Most Valuable Player

- Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
- James Harden, Houston Rockets
- LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

Kia NBA Rookie of the Year

- Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz
- Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
- Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

Kia NBA Sixth Man Award

- Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets
- Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors
- Lou Williams, LA Clippers

Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year

- Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
- Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
- Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Kia NBA Most Improved Player

- Clint Capela, Houston Rockets
- Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets
- Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers

NBA Coach of the Year

- Dwane Casey, Toronto Raptors
- Quin Snyder, Utah Jazz
- Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics

All-NBA First Team

- Anthony Davis, Pelicans
- Kevin Durant, Warriors
- James Harden, Rockets
- LeBron James, Cavaliers
- Damian Lillard, Blazers
- Official release     

NBA All-Rookie Team

- Kyle Kuzma, Lakers
- Lauri Markkanen, Bulls
- Donovan Mitchell, Jazz
- Ben Simmons, 76ers
- Jayson Tatum, Celtics
- Official release    

NBA All-Defensive Team

- Rudy Gobert, Jazz
- Anthony Davis, Pelicans
- Victor Oladipo, Pacers
- Jrue Holiday, Pelicans
- Robert Covington, 76ers
- Official release     

Complete voting results for each award will be posted on pr.nba.com the night of the 2018 NBA Awards presented by Kia.

The NBA Awards presented by Kia will also include the announcement of the winners for NBA Basketball Executive of the Year, Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, NBA Sportsmanship Award, the Season long NBA Cares Community Assist Award and the fan-voted Play of the Year.

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