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NBA REVEALS 2019-20 PERFORMANCE AWARDS FINALISTS

NBA REVEALS 2019-20 FINALISTS FOR KIA PERFORMANCE AWARDS AND COACH OF THE YEAR

The NBA has announced the finalists for six awards that honor top performers for the 2019-20 regular season: Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Most Improved Player, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth Man and NBA Coach of the Year.

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

Kia NBA Most Valuable Player

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
  • James Harden, Houston Rockets
  • LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Kia NBA Rookie of the Year
  • Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies
  • Kendrick Nunn, Miami Heat
  • Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans

Kia NBA Most Improved Player

  • Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat
  • Luka Dončić, Dallas Mavericks
  • Brandon Ingram, New Orleans Pelicans

Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Kia NBA Sixth Man

  • Montrezl Harrell, LA Clippers
  • Dennis Schröder, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Lou Williams, LA Clippers

NBA Coach of the Year

  • Mike Budenholzer, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Billy Donovan, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Nick Nurse, Toronto Raptors

Awards voting was based on games played from the start of the regular season through March 11 and did not include “seeding games,” which are taking place July 30 – Aug. 14 for the 22 teams participating in the season restart at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

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