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Everything you need to know for the 2019 NBA Awards



Giannis Antetokounmpo won his first MVP, Luka Doncic was named top rookie and Lou Williams won his third Sixth Man Award. Who else took the hardware home?

Note: Six of the awards are awarded by the media: MVP, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man Award and Most Improved Player. Other awards include the Executive of the Year (chosen by the league's executives), the Twyman-Stokes teammate of the year (voted by the players), the NBA Sportsmanship Award (voted by the players) and the NBA Cares Community Assist Award ( chosen by fans and a jury), the Lifetime Achievement Award, the NBA Hustle Award and the Sager Strong Award.

More: All-NBA | All-rookie | All-Defense | History of Awards


Most Valuable Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks

Stats & Info: Giannis Antetokounmpo is the second Bucks player to win the NBA MVP Prize, and joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the won him three times. Antetokounmpo is the third youngest player to win MVP in the last 40 seasons, followed by Derrick Rose and LeBron James, and he joins Steve Nash for the MVP with the lowest draft in the lottery era (15th overall).

Other Finalists:
Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder
James Harden, Houston Rockets


Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert, Jazz

Stats & Info: After winning the award in the years 2017-18, Rudy Gobert is the first player to have been in Kawhi Leonard since 2014 to 15 and 2015 to 16 in a row was voted Defensive Player of the Year. Before that, it was Dwight Howard for three consecutive seasons from 2008 to 2011.

Other Finalists:
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Paul George, Thunder of Oklahoma City


Coach of the Year: Mike Budenholzer, Bucks

In 2018 – 19 season, Mike Budenholzer became the seventh head coach in NBA history, having won at least 60 games in a season with several franchises, and joined Pat Riley (thrice), Phil Jackson, KC Jones, Mike D & # 39; Antoni Don Nelson and Rick Adelman.

Other Finalists:
Michael Malone, Denver Nuggets
Doc Rivers, LA Clippers


Sixth Man of the Year: Lou Williams, Clippers

Stats & Info : Lou Williams is the second player to win the sixth man of the year three times with Jamal Crawford. Williams joins Kevin McHale and Detlef Schrempf as the only players to win the award in consecutive seasons.

Other Finalists:
Montrezl Harrell, LA Clippers
Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers


Most Enhanced Player: Pascal Siakam, Raptors

Stats & Info: Pascal Siakam increased his average per game over the period of 2018- 19 by 9.7 points, most to each player to play at least 40 games in each season. Siakam held on to his opponents during the 2018/19 season to 39.4 percent for the closest defender. This is the lowest value a player can score with at least 500 shots per second spectrum pursuit. He is also the first Raptors player to win the prize.

Other Finalists:
De & # 39; Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings
D & # 39; Angelo Russell, Brooklyn Nets


Rookie of the Year: Luka Doncic, Mavericks

Stats & Info: Luka Doncic is the second Mavericks player in franchise history to win the rookie of the year alongside Jason Kidd, who shared the 1994-95 award with Grant Hill. Doncic was the fifth rookie to score an average of 20 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds in a season – all five winning the ROY Award.

Other Finalists:
Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns
Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks


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