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2018 NBA Award Finalists and Predictions

NBA Awards Announced: Breakdown and Predictions for Special Night

Amidst a very competitive Conference Finals, the NBA has announced its annual award finalists!

With a start-studded lineup of names, the winners will be announced at the NBA Awards show on June 25 in Santa Monica, California, following the NBA Playoffs and the Draft. The Inside the NBA crew of Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, and Ernie Johnson are set to host the event for a second consecutive year.

One of the more interesting names on the list of finalists is that of Dwane Casey, the former Toronto Raptors head coach who will attend the event as a free agent.

Of course for the hell of it, we decided to not only announce the list of finalists, but to make our predictions as well!

NBA Most Valuable Player

  • Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
  • James Harden, Houston Rockets
  • LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA Rookie of the Year

  • Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz
  • Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

NBA Sixth Man Award

  • Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets
  • Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors
  • Lou Williams, LA Clippers

NBA Defensive Player of the Year

  • Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

NBA Most Improved Player

  • Clint Capela, Houston Rockets
  • Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets
  • Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers

NBA Coach of the Year

  • Dwane Casey, Toronto Raptors
  • Quin Snyder, Utah Jazz
  • Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics

Along with the six official categories, the NBA will also add a bunch of fan vote categories similar to last year.

Who do you think will take home the hardware?

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