Closing out my 10 big thoughts as the NBA begins its stretch run are my award predictions. Keep in mind, there’s still roughly a third of the season to be played but I believe most of the award winners have separated themselves from the pack.
NBA MVP – James Harden, Houston Rockets
Rookie of the Year – Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (I don’t care that he only played 31 games)
Coach of the Year – Scott Brooks, Oklahoma City Thunder
Most Improved Player – Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
Defensive Player of the Year – Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
Sixth Man of the Year – Lou Williams, Houston Rockets