By Stefan Djordjevic/ email@example.com
The NBA announced finalists for each of the six annual awards which include the MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player, Sixth Man, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year.
Three players per each category enter the final considerations and among them, four Europeans found their place – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Rudy Gobert, and Dennis Schroder.
Giannis will race for the MVP and DPOY while Gobert is also among the finalists for the latter. Doncic entered the final conversation for the MIP and Schroder is among the best Sixth Men.
Here is the list of all finalists per each award:
MVP – Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, LeBron James
DPOY – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, Rudy Gobert
MIP – Bam Adebayo, Luka Doncic, Brandon Ingram
Sixth – Montrezl Harrell, Dennis Schroder, Lou Williams
ROY – Ja Morant, Kendrick Nunn, Zion Williamson
Coach – Mike Budenholzer, Billy Donovan and Nick Nurse