The NBA Awards are tonight at 9 PM. There will be many awards received as Drake will host this show. There are seven major awards, and these are who I thinK they should go to:
Most Improved Player: Giannis Antetokoumpo
I have created a chart to show you a comparison of 2015-16 and 2016-17:
That is all you need to know about the Greek Freak.
Defensive Player Of The Year: Draymond Green
Green has dominated the defensive side of the floor. He is a great defender because he can play big (He had 2 BPG) or small (He had 1.4 SPG). He is a major piece to the Warriors because of this. He can also play great transition defense and makes good choices when it comes to fouling intentionally. He is obviously the best defensive player in the league.
Sixth Man Of The Year: Lou Williams
Williams has been an amazing player on the best shooting guard trio in the league. Sharing time with James Harden and Eric Gordon (a finalist for this award) he still scores 17.5 PPG. He was traded in the middle of the season from the Lakers to the Rockets, only averaging 14.9 PPG with them, but that was while sharing time with said stars. He has one or two more years left in him, and watch out for him next year.
Rookie Of The Year: Joel Embiid
Embiid is amazing. Even though he only played 31 games this year due to injury, he averaged 20.2 PPG, 7.8 RPG, and 2.5 BPG in only 25.4 MPG. He was also a good free throw shooter for his 7′ 0” size as he shoots 78.3 from the charity stripe. Even though Embiid’s season was shortened by injury, he was still the best rookie in the league.
Coach Of The Year: Mike D’Antoni
Mike D’Antoni is the definition of a good coach. He took an OK Rockets team and turned them into contenders. In going 55-27, the Rockets set an NBA record for treys in a game. He has turned the backcourt into a powerhouse, and the frontcourt is still good. D’Antoni is a season-changer for the Rockets.
MVP: Russell Westbrook
Westbrook just had too good of a season to get turned down on MVP. He set the record for most triple-doubles with 42. He also averaged a triple-double, with a 32-10-11 if you round. This season was too legendary, and I am sure he will win it. This award wraps up the first televised NBA Awards.