Greeget.com. NBA Announces Prospective Best Player and Other Awards. James Harden, guardian of the Houston Rockets, embraced the title of NBA best player (MVP) in 2017-2018.
This season, he has the potential to achieve the same thing again. Harden was nominated for MVP 2018-2019. The NBA has announced that. They also announced other award nomines.
Apart from Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) and Paul George (Oklahoma City Thunder) competing in the same nomination. They have the potential to become new MVPs. Because, both of them have never embraced the title.
Antetokounmpo, for example, had the opportunity to win the MVP from its competitors. He performed brilliantly with an average of 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 blocks per regular match. Note that even made him nominated for the best defender.
Antetokounmpo will again compete with George in the best defensive nomination. Both have the potential to win the title from 2017-2018 best defender, Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz), who happened to be nominated again this season.
In other nominations, famous names appear. Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks), and Deandre Ayton (Phoenix Suns) were nominated for the best ruki. De’Angelo Russell (Brooklyn Nets), De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings), and Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors) were nominated for the most developed players. Domantas Sabonis (Indiana Pacers) will compete with duo Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell (Los Angeles Clippers) in the race for the title of best reserve player.
Meanwhile, on the coach side, Mike Budenholzer (Milwaukee Bucks) must compete with Michael Malone (Denver Nuggets) and Doc Rivers (Los Angeles Clippers) in the race for the best coach title.
Budenholzer was nominated for bringing the Bucks to the top of the Eastern Conference. Malone made the Nuggets the top ranks of the Western Conference after struggling with failures over the past five seasons. Rivers turns the Clippers without big stars into hard competitors.
The players and coaches have proven themselves during this season. The NBA just needs to confirm the winner. The award winning announcement will take place in the upcoming NBA Award on June 24, 2019.