NBA hands out MVP, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and more prizes tonight



The 2017-18 season has been very hectic, and Monday's award ceremony finally puts a limit on the year.

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Six of the awards given were voted by the media: MVP, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man and Most Improved Player Award. Other awards include Executive of the Year (voted by league executives), Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year (voted by players), NBA Sportsmanship Award (voted by players) and the NBA Cares Community Assist Award (voted for by the fans and a panel of judges).

The prize voted by the fans for the Game of the Year will also be delivered, with the finalists coming from the winners of the categories of Dunk of the Year, Embrague. of the year, badistant of the year, block of the year and manager of the year.

Let's take a closer look at the top six awards voted for by the media and the trio of finalists for each, which have already been determined, along with the ESPN forecast projections for each category. (Note: forecast projections were made before the finalists were announced)

Rookie of the year | Coach of the Year | Sixth Man Award
Most Improved Player | Defensive player of the year | MVP


Coach of the year

Winner: Dwane Casey, Toronto Raptors
Other finalists: Quin Snyder, Utah Jazz; Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics

Coach of the year: the last five winners

Unfortunately for Dwane Casey, his big regular season in Toronto was not enough to save his job, although he landed foot in Detroit. Casey led the Raptors to first place in the East, won a team record of 59 games and coached the All-Star team.

Congratulations! ? https://t.co/e7hordsJ7Z

– Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) June 26, 2018

Congratulations to Dwane. https://t.co/LoviJVFllD

– Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 26, 2018

Take a look at Dwane Casey's acceptance speech tonight. #NBAAwards

I can not wait for next season, coach! pic.twitter.com/NkmkhxRLuB

– Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) June 26, 2018

Sixth Man Award

Winner: Lou Williams, LA Clippers
] Other finalists: Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets; Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors

Lou Williams, who averaged 22.6 points per game, while leading LA Clippers out of the bank, He takes home his second MIP award. Williams also won in 2014-15 as a member of the Raptors.

"I want to thank the Clippers organization for giving me the opportunity to be myself." – @ TeamLou23 in the winner #KiaSixth Man of the year #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/fDCeS2yob2

– NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 26, 2018

Defensive Player of the Year

Winner: Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
Other finalists: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans; Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

Rudy Gobert missed 26 games due to an injury but was an important key to the NBA the second best defense and possibly the most important player in Utah (The Jazz won 66.1 percent of the games played by Gobert and only 42.3 percent of the games that Gobert missed).

. @ rudygobert27 dedicates #KiaDPOY Award to @utahjazz and family. #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/HrmXjVcwty

– NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 26, 2018

Most Improved Player

Winner: Victor Oladipo , Indiana Pacers
Other finalists: Clint Capela, Houston Rockets; Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets

Victor Oladipo represented the improvement of changing teams and roles. In Oladipo's case, he went from being a decent starter in Oklahoma City to an All-Star while improving his numbers overall.

"Shout out to the Pacers organization for believing in me, it's just the beginning for us." – @VicOladipo after winning 2017-2018 #KiaMIP #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/scpBs5M91D

– NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) 26 June, 2018

Rookie of the year

Winner: Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
Other finalists: Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz; Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

Simmons, the # 1 overall pick in 2016, averaged 15.8 points, 8.2 badists and 8.1 rebounds per game for a 76ers team of 52 wins this season. This is the third time in the last four seasons that the rookie of the year has qualified for the No. 1 selection, when Simmons joins Andrew Wiggins, 2014 coach, and Karl-Anthony Towns, 2015, as club members ROY Simmons is the first player to win the award after missing the entire season after being drafted, as Blake Griffin, the top pick in 2009, won the Rookie of the Year honors in 2010-11.

"I would like to thank my family … my teammates, my great coach and the city of Philadelphia for really hugging me " #HereTheyCome x #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/uR9GSdScQS

– Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) June 26, 2018

] Voters took notice. @ BenSimmons25 is your 2017-18 @Kia Rookie of the Year »https://t.co/VCXGXwd5sq pic.twitter.com/XTtz9ncdEp

– Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) June 26, 2018

I should have taken out a kanye in the NBA awards show …… about the rookie of the year award ????

– Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) June 26, 2018 [19659015] Young King ? ⠀ @ BenSimmons25 #NBAAwards #KiaROY pic.twitter.com/UhHzBW6XPj

– Nike Basketball ( @nikebasketball) June 26, 2018 [19659015] The Sixers came back in 'em' pic.twitter.com/9XMBF6DtLZ

– ESPN (@espn) June 26, 2018

Most Valuable Player

The first prize in the league is expected to go to James Harden, the NBA's leading scorer for the most important regular season team in the league. LeBron James played in all of the games this season for the first time, and actually led the NBA in total points. Anthony Davis led a relatively unexpected postseason race, but the last power forward or center to win the MVP was Dirk Nowitzki in 2007, a 10-year drought that is likely to extend for another year.

Fan-Voted Awards

Game of the year

Winner: LeBron James (Clutch Shot)

Other finalists: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Dunk), LeBron James (badistant) , Anthony Davis (block), Kyrie Irving (mango)

Dunk of the year

winner: Giannis Antetokounmpo – February 6 against Knicks

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Khris Middleton throws one up and Giannis Antetokounmpo reaches it with one hand and throws it with authority.

Other nominees: LeBron James, DeMar DeRozan, Larry Nance Jr., Donovan Mitchell [19659065] Clutch Shot of the Year

Winner: LeBron James – February 7 against Timberwolves

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Take a look at The dramatic winner of Bron James in overtime from all angles.

Other nominees: Andrew Wiggins, Damian Lillard, Terry Rozier, Devin Booker

Assistant of the Year

Winner: LeBron James – March 11 against Lakers

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0:22 [19659067] In March, LeBron James sought a way to completely fool the Lakers' defense by throwing a pbad to Ante Zizic through a jam. [19659070] Other nominees: Kyle Anderson, Milos Teodosic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Ben Simmons

Block of the year

Winner: Anthony Davis – March 11 against Jazz

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0:56 [19659069] Celebrating his 25th birthday, Anthony Davis has 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks in the Pelicans' loss to the Jazz.

Other nominees: Kristaps Porzingis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bam Adebayo, Marquese Chriss

Mango of the year

Winner: Kyrie Irving – October 26 against Bucks

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0:17 [19659067] From the beginning In the season, Kyrie Irving cut and cut the path in the double team to score a tray.

Other nominees: James Harden, Kemba Walker, Josh Jackson, Chris Paul

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