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2020 NBA Awards: Complete list of finalists
« on: August 08, 2020, 02:03:44 PM »

Offline Jvalin

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Quote from: nba.com
The NBA today announced the finalists for awards that honor top performers from the 2019-20 regular season (...) 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
https://www.nba.com/nbaawards/2020


Most Valuable Player

• Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
• James Harden, Houston Rockets
• LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers


Rookie of the Year

• Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies
• Kendrick Nunn, Miami Heat
• Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans


Defensive Player of the Year

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


Sixth Man Award

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


Most Improved Player

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


Coach of the Year

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


Voting was based on games played from the start of the regular season through March 11.

Unfortunately, no one from the C's made the cut. :(
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Smart got snubbed twice.
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Re: 2020 NBA Awards: Complete list of finalists
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Jaylen should have been on MIP list IMO.  But not sure in place of whom. Bam?

Should Smart been on the list of DPY? In place of AD, whose defense was over-rated this year?

The "disrespect" may further motivate both of them come play off time. Not that they need any additional motivation.

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Smart got snubbed twice.

For what? He's not eligible for sixth man of the year. Started too many games.

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Smart got snubbed twice.

For what? He's not eligible for sixth man of the year. Started too many games.

Ah.  Then only for DPOY.  Guard defense gets disrespected.

I was surprised that Marcus has started 40 games.  That kind of snuck up on me.  That’s more evidence of what a great 6th man he really is; he can step in for multiple positions.
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Smart got snubbed twice.

For what? He's not eligible for sixth man of the year. Started too many games.

Ah.  Then only for DPOY.  Guard defense gets disrespected.

Agree absolutely, plus Smart is really more than just a guard defensively. He defends everybody.

Surprisingly he started 40/58 this year due to all the injuries.