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By: John Morgan Francis

 

In spite of the NBA Awards being aired tonight, Live at 9 P.M. EDT on TNT, I’ve decided to release my own selection of awards. I’ll select the All-NBA First Second & Third Teams, All-NBA Defensive First & Second Teams, All-NBA Rookie First & Second Teams, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, Coach of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year and the Most Valuable Player.

 

All-NBA Team

First Team

Guard: Russell Westbrook

Guard: James Harden

Forward: Lebron James

Forward: Kawhi Leonard

Center: Anthony Davis

 

Second Team

Guard: Isaiah Thomas

Guard: John Wall

Forward: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Forward: Kevin Durant

Center: Demarcus Cousins

 

Third Team

Guard: Steph Curry

Guard: Demar Derozan

Forward: Jimmy Butler

Forward: Paul George

Center: Karl-Anthony Towns

 

All-NBA Defensive Team

First Team

Guard: Avery Bradley

Guard: Patrick Beverly

Forward: Kawhi Leonard

Forward: Draymond Green

Center: Rudy Gobert

 

Second Team

Guard: John Wall

Guard: Klay Thompson

Forward: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Forward: Paul Millsap

Center: DeAndre Jordan

 

All-NBA Rookie Team

First Team

Guard: Malcolm Brogdon

Guard: Buddy Hield

Forward: Marquese Chriss

Forward: Dario Saric

Center: Joel Embiid

 

Second Team

Guard: Jamal Murray

Guard: Yogi Ferrell

Forward: Brandon Ingram

Forward: Jaylen Brown

Center: Domantas Sabonis

 

Defensive Player of the Year

Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

 

Rookie of the Year

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

 

Most Improved Player

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

 

Coach of the Year

Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics

 

Sixth Man of the Year

Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets

 

Most Valuable Player

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

 

 

Twitter Handle: @MonJorgan