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Giannis Antetokounmpo wins MVP ; NBA Award winners 2019-20

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NBA announced Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for the regular season 2019-2020. “Greek Freak” Giannis won second straight MVP award becoming 12th player to do so. He also joins the elite list of Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players to win Defensive Player of the year and MVP in the same season. Only the regular season matches till March 2020 were counted for voting.

List of NBA award winners and finalists NBA 2019-20

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER(MVP) – GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO

Giannis Antetokounmpo NBA MVP Award
(Image Source: Twitter) Giannis Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee Bucks power forward Giannis led the voting with 85 first place votes against 16 time All-Star LeBron James with 16 first place votes. Giannis averaged 29.6 points,13.7 rebounds, 5.8 assists,1.04 steals and 1.02 blocks in the entire season. Milwaukee finished as Seed 1 of the eastern conference with a win record of 53-12 till March 2020. Giannis may return with Bucks next season to win the championship.

NBA MVP Award Finalists

GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO (Milwaukee Bucks)

LEBRON JAMES (Los Angeles Lakers)

JAMES HARDEN (Houston Rockets)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (DPOY) – GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO

Getting defensive rebounds, Blocking shots at the rim, causing turnovers form an integral part of defense and Giannis has outperformed everyone this season by winning Defensive player of the year. He received 75 first place votes against Lakers forward Anthony Davis who received 14 first place votes. Both were named in the ALL NBA Defensive team 2019-20.

DPOY Award Finalists

GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO (Milwaukee Bucks)

ANTHONY DAVIS (Los Angeles Lakers)

RUDY GOBERT (Utah Jazz)

COACH OF THE YEAR – NICK NURSE 

Nick Nurse NBA award Coach
(Image Source: Twitter) Nick Nurse

Nick Nurse who led Toronto Raptors to their first championship title last season has been named Coach of the year. Toronto finished second this season in eastern conference with 46-18 win record . He became the first coach to win NBA and NBA G-league coach of the year awards.

NBA COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALISTS

NICK NURSE (TORONTO RAPTORS)

MIKE BUDENHOLZER (Milwaukee Bucks)

BILLY DONOVAN (Oklahoma City Thunder)

NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD- JA MORANT

NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD- JA MORANT
(Image Source: Twitter) NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD- JA MORANT

Memphis first round pick in last years draft won NBA rookie of the year in his first year. The 6.2 feet guard has put on a great show this season with Grizzlies team. He received 99 first place votes. He averaged 17.6 Points, 6.9 Assists till March 2020. Last year drafts No.1 pick Zion Williamson finished third coming from an injury. Miami’s Kendrick Nunn finished second to Ja. Memphis finished 9th in the Western conference and lost to Portland in the play-in game for playoffs.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALSITS

JA MORANT – (Memphis Grizzlies)

KENDRICK NUNN -(Miami Heat)

ZION WILLIAMSON- (New Orleans Pelicans)

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NBA SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD- MONTREZL HARRELL

Clippers forward-center Montrezl harrell won the sixth man award this year. He played a crucial role in Los Angeles Clippers run coming off from the bench. Harrrell averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds,1.14 blocks. Lou Williams his team mate finished third in the vote totals. Clippers finished 2nd in the western conference. Montrezl recieved 58 first place votes while Oklahoma guard Dennis Schroder finished in second place with 35 first place votes.

SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

MONTREZL HARREL – (Los Angeles Clippers)

DENNIS SCHRODER (Oklahoma City Thunder)

LOU WILLIAMS (Los Angeles Clippers)

NBA MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – BRANDON INGRAM

Traded from Los Angeles Lakers to New Orleans Pelicans last year, Ingram has been named Most improved player this year. He received 42 first place votes closely finishing ahead of Miami’s Bam Adebayo with 38 first place votes. Ingram played a crucial role for New Orlean Pelicans averaging 24.3 points,6.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.0 steal in 56 games.

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER FINALISTS

BRANDON INGRAM (New Orleans Pelicans)

BAM ADEBAYO ( Miami Heat)

LUKA DONCIC ( Dallas Mavericks)

 

NBA also announced the 3 All-NBA teams, 2 NBA All- Defensive teams and 2 NBA All-Rookie teams for 2020 season

ALL-NBA FIRST TEAMS

ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO, LEBRON JAMES, JAMES HARDEN, ANTHONY DAVIS, LUKA DONCIC

ALL-NBA DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM

GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO, ANTHONY DAVIS, RUDY GOBERT ,MARCUS SMART, BEN SIMMONS

ALL-NBA ROOKIE FIRST TEAM

JA MORANT, ZION WILLIAMSON, BRANDON CLARKE, KENDRICK NUNN, ERIC PASCHALL

 

ALL-NBA SECOND TEAMS

ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

KAWHI LEONARD, NIKOLA JOKIC, DAMIAN LILLARD, CHRIS PAUL, PASCAL SIAKAM

ALL-NBA DEFENSIVE SECOND TEAM

BAM ADEBAYO, PATRICK BEVERLY, KAWHI LEONARD, BROOK LOPEZ, ERIC BLEDSOE

ALL-NBA ROOKIE SECOND TEAM

TYLER HERRO, TERRENCE DAVIS, COBY WHITE, P.J WASHINGTON J.R, RUI HACHIMURA

 

ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

JAYSON TATUM, JIMMY BUTTLER, RUDY GOBERT, BEN SIMMONS, RUSSELL WESTBROOK

 

 

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