NBA experts’ picks for MVP, Rookie of the Year and more

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Who will acquire the biggest awards for the 2021-22 NBA period?

Giannis Antetokounmpo picked up wherever he remaining off on opening night, pouring in 32 details with 14 rebounds and 7 assists. Is a 3rd MVP in his potential or will one more celebrity get property the award? Could we see a repeat winner in the Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic?

The early race for Rookie of the 12 months is hunting like the Detroit Pistons’ Cade Cunningham vs. the Houston Rockets’ Jalen Eco-friendly. But is a dim horse candidate lurking amongst the Course of 2021?

What about Defensive Participant of the Yr? You can not go improper choosing three-time winner Rudy Gobert. How most likely is a fourth award in 5 years for the anchor in the paint for the Utah Jazz?

The races for Sixth Male, Most Improved Player and Mentor of the 12 months, in the meantime, are all huge open.

We’re only two game titles into the campaign, but our NBA industry experts are currently earning their picks for the 6 main awards.

Extra: NBA experts’ picks for the East finals, West finals and Finals


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Tim Bontemps: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Jamal Collier: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Nick DePaula: Kevin Durant

Nick Friedell: Kevin Durant

Israel Gutierrez: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Tim Legler: Luka Doncic

Andrew Lopez: Kevin Durant

Tim MacMahon: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Bobby Marks: Jimmy Butler

Dave McMenamin: Kevin Durant

Kevin Pelton: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Jorge Sedano: Anthony Davis

Ramona Shelburne: Kevin Durant

André Snellings: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Marc J. Spears: Kevin Durant

Ohm Youngmisuk: Luka Doncic

Outcomes: Giannis Antetokounmpo 6, Kevin Durant 6, Luka Doncic 2, Jimmy Butler 1, Anthony Davis 1.

Rookie of the Yr

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Tim Bontemps: Cade Cunningham

Jamal Collier: Jalen Eco-friendly

Nick DePaula: Jalen Green

Nick Friedell: Jalen Eco-friendly

Israel Gutierrez: Jalen Green

Tim Legler: Evan Mobley

Andrew Lopez: Jalen Environmentally friendly

Tim MacMahon: Jalen Green

Bobby Marks: Jalen Environmentally friendly

Dave McMenamin: Jalen Environmentally friendly

Kevin Pelton: Cade Cunningham

Jorge Sedano: Jalen Inexperienced

Ramona Shelburne: Jalen Green

André Snellings: Cade Cunningham

Marc J. Spears: Cade Cunningham

Ohm Youngmisuk: Jalen Eco-friendly

Results: Jalen Inexperienced 11, Cade Cunningham 4, Evan Mobley 1.

Defensive Player of the Calendar year

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Tim Bontemps: Rudy Gobert

Jamal Collier: Anthony Davis

Nick DePaula: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Nick Friedell: Rudy Gobert

Israel Gutierrez: Joel Embiid

Tim Legler: Bam Adebayo

Andrew Lopez: Jrue Vacation

Tim MacMahon: Rudy Gobert

Bobby Marks: Draymond Eco-friendly

Dave McMenamin: Joel Embiid

Kevin Pelton: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Jorge Sedano: Anthony Davis

Ramona Shelburne: Joel Embiid

André Snellings: Draymond Eco-friendly

Marc J. Spears: Rudy Gobert

Ohm Youngmisuk: Anthony Davis

Effects: Rudy Gobert 4, Anthony Davis 3, Joel Embiid 3, Giannis Antetokounmpo 2, Draymond Inexperienced 2, Bam Adebayo 1, Jrue Holiday 1.

Sixth Male of the Year

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Tim Bontemps: Kevin Huerter

Jamal Collier: Jordan Clarkson

Nick DePaula: Patty Mills

Nick Friedell: Jordan Clarkson

Israel Gutierrez: Tyler Herro

Tim Legler: Jordan Clarkson

Andrew Lopez: Patty Mills

Tim MacMahon: Derrick Rose

Bobby Marks: Patty Mills

Dave McMenamin: Patty Mills

Kevin Pelton: Tyler Herro

Jorge Sedano: Jordan Clarkson

Ramona Shelburne: Derrick Rose

André Snellings: Jordan Clarkson

Marc J. Spears: Jordan Clarkson

Ohm Youngmisuk: Jordan Clarkson

Outcomes: Jordan Clarkson 7, Patty Mills 4, Tyler Herro 2, Derrick Rose 2, Kevin Huerter 1.

Most Enhanced Participant

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Tim Bontemps: OG Anunoby

Jamal Collier: Jordan Poole

Nick DePaula: Terance Mann

Nick Friedell: Jordan Poole

Israel Gutierrez: Kevin Porter Jr.

Tim Legler: Tyrese Maxey

Andrew Lopez: Dejounte Murray

Tim MacMahon: Terance Mann

Bobby Marks: Lonzo Ball

Dave McMenamin: Michael Porter Jr.

Kevin Pelton: Tyler Herro

Jorge Sedano: Michael Porter Jr.

Ramona Shelburne: Ja Morant

André Snellings: Nickeil Alexander-Walker

Marc J. Spears: Jordan Poole

Ohm Youngmisuk: Jaren Jackson Jr.

Success: Jordan Poole 3, Michael Porter Jr. 2, Terance Mann 2, Lonzo Ball 1, Ja Morant 1, Jaren Jackson Jr. 1, Kevin Porter Jr. 1, Dejounte Murray 1, OG Anunoby 1, Nickeil Alexander-Walker 1, Tyrese Maxey 1, Tyler Herro 1.

Coach of the Yr

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Tim Bontemps: Quin Snyder

Jamal Collier: Monty Williams

Nick DePaula: Steve Nash

Nick Friedell: Michael Malone

Israel Gutierrez: Nate McMillan

Tim Legler: Erik Spoelstra

Andrew Lopez: Steve Nash

Tim MacMahon: Monty Williams

Bobby Marks: Erik Spoelstra

Dave McMenamin: James Borrego

Kevin Pelton: Tyronn Lue

Jorge Sedano: Erik Spoelstra

Ramona Shelburne: Nate McMillan

André Snellings: Tyronn Lue

Marc J. Spears: Tyronn Lue

Ohm Youngmisuk: Erik Spoelstra

Results: Erik Spoelstra 4, Tyronn Lue 3, Steve Nash 2, Monty Williams 2, Nate McMillan 2, Quin Snyder 1, Michael Malone 1, James Borrego 1.