One-Third Mark NBA Awards Predictions

Photo Credit: James Harden Illustrated (featured image), ESPN (team logos)

NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Wednesday, December 21st, 2016, at 3:30 PM EST.

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
5. i-19 Stephen Curry, Point Guard, Golden State Warriors
  • Team Record: 25-4
  • Statistics: 29 games played, 33.0 minutes per game, 24.7 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, 5.8 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 1.7 steals per game, 47.4% field goal percentage, 40.4% 3-point field goal percentage, 93.4% free throw percentage
4. i-28 LeBron James, Small Forward, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Team Record: 20-6
  • Statistics: 24 games played, 37.3 minutes per game, 25.4 points per game, 7.8 rebounds per game, 9.0 assists per game, 0.5 blocks per game, 1.4 steals per game, 51.5% field goal percentage, 36.8% 3-point field goal percentage, 69.2% free throw percentage
3. i-19 Kevin Durant, Small Forward, Golden State Warriors
  • Team Record: 25-4
  • Statistics: 29 games played, 34.0 minutes per game, 25.7 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per game, 4.6 assists per game, 1.6 blocks per game, 1.2 steals per game, 53.9% field goal percentage, 40.6% 3-point field goal percentage, 86.6% free throw percentage
2. i-14 Russell Westbrook, Point Guard, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Team Record: 16-12
  • Statistics: 28 games played, 35.2 minutes per game, 30.9 points per game, 10.5 rebounds per game, 10.9 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, 1.3 steals per game, 42.6% field goal percentage, 32.5% 3-point field goal percentage, 81.6% free throw percentage
1. i-29 James Harden, Shooting Guard, Houston Rockets
  • Team Record: 21-8
  • Statistics: 29 games played, 36.8 minutes per game, 27.8 points per game, 8.1 rebounds per game, 11.7 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, 1.4 steals per game, 43.7% field goal percentage, 34.4% 3-point field goal percentage, 84.2% free throw percentage

 

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
5. i-24 Malcolm Brogdon, Shooting Guard, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Team Record: 13-13
  • Statistics: 26 games played, 21.2 minutes per game, 7.5 points per game, 2.1 rebounds per game, 3.0 assists per game, 0.1 blocks per game, 0.9 steals per game, 41.2% field goal percentage, 41.4% 3-point field goal percentage, 89.7% free throw percentage
4. i-2 Buddy Hield, Shooting Guard, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Team Record: 10-20
  • Statistics: 30 games played, 18.9 minutes per game, 8.5 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game, 1.2 assists per game, 0.1 blocks per game, 0.2 steals per game, 38.8% field goal percentage, 34.7% 3-point field goal percentage, 86.7% free throw percentage
3. i-10 Jamal Murray, Shooting Guard, Denver Nuggets
  • Team Record: 12-17
  • Statistics: 29 games played, 21.7 minutes per game, 9.2 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game, 2.0 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, 0.4 steals per game, 37.8% field goal percentage, 35.7% 3-point field goal percentage, 81.0% free throw percentage
2. i Dario Saric, Power Forward, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Team Record: 7-21
  • Statistics: 28 games played, 23.7 minutes per game, 9.1 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game, 1.7 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 0.4 steals per game, 38.1% field goal percentage, 36.1% 3-point field goal percentage, 77.8% free throw percentage
1. i Joel Embiid, Power Forward, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Team Record: 7-21
  • Statistics: 19 games played, 24.3 minutes per game, 17.9 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game, 1.8 assists per game, 2.4 blocks per game, 0.7 steals per game, 46.4% field goal percentage, 41.8% 3-point field goal percentage, 74.1% free throw percentage

 

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
5. i-19 Draymond Green, Power Forward, Golden State Warriors
  • Team Record: 25-4
  • Statistics: 28 games played, 32.8 minutes per game, 10.6 points per game, 8.8 rebounds per game, 7.2 assists per game, 1.3 blocks per game, 2.3 steals per game, 42.8% field goal percentage, 34.3% 3-point field goal percentage, 65.8% free throw percentage
4. i-9 Rudy Gobert, Center, Utah Jazz
  • Team Record: 18-11
  • Statistics: 29 games played, 32.5 minutes per game, 12.3 points per game, 11.8 rebounds per game, 0.9 assists per game, 2.7 blocks per game, 0.6 steals per game, 69.9% field goal percentage, 0.0% 3-point field goal percentage, 67.1% free throw percentage
3. i-12 Hassan Whiteside, Center, Miami Heat
  • Team Record: 9-20
  • Statistics: 29 games played, 33.9 minutes per game, 18.1 points per game, 14.8 rebounds per game, 0.7 assists per game, 2.4 blocks per game, 0.8 steals per game, 54.8% field goal percentage, 0.0% 3-point field goal percentage, 53.2% free throw percentage
2. i-24 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Small Forward, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Team Record: 13-13
  • Statistics: 26 games played, 35.0 minutes per game, 22.7 points per game, 9.2 rebounds per game, 5.8 assists per game, 2.0 blocks per game, 2.1 steals per game, 51.9% field goal percentage, 29.2% 3-point field goal percentage, 77.3% free throw percentage
1. i-2 Anthony Davis, Power Forward, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Team Record: 10-20
  • Statistics: 28 games played, 37.4 minutes per game, 29.6 points per game, 11.1 rebounds per game, 2.2 assists per game, 2.8 blocks per game, 1.4 steals per game, 48.8% field goal percentage, 27.1% 3-point field goal percentage, 80.9% free throw percentage

 

 

SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR
5. i-24 Greg Monroe, Center, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Team Record: 13-13
  • Statistics: 25 games played, 19.2 minutes per game, 9.3 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, 2.3 assists per game, 0.4 blocks per game, 1.2 steals per game, 50.3% field goal percentage, 0.0% 3-point field goal percentage, 83.9% free throw percentage
4. i-28Zach Randolph, Power Forward, Memphis Grizzlies
  • Team Record: 18-12
  • Statistics: 23 games played, 22.4 minutes per game, 13.1 points per game, 8.0 rebounds per game, 1.4 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 0.4 steals per game, 44.1% field goal percentage, 20.8% 3-point field goal percentage, 72.7% free throw percentage
3. i-10 Wilson Chandler, Small Forward, Denver Nuggets
  • Team Record: 12-16
  • Statistics: 26 games played, 31.0 minutes per game, 16.8 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game, 1.9 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 0.8 steals per game, 44.6% field goal percentage, 34.7% 3-point field goal percentage, 74.3% free throw percentage
2. i-29 Eric Gordon, Shooting Guard, Houston Rockets
  • Team Record: 21-8
  • Statistics: 29 games played, 30.8 minutes per game, 17.4 points per game, 2.6 rebounds per game, 2.8 assists per game, 0.6 blocks per game, 0.7 steals per game, 43.7% field goal percentage, 43.0% 3-point field goal percentage, 82.1% free throw percentage
1. i-5 Louis Williams, Shooting Guard, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Team Record: 11-20
  • Statistics: 31 games played, 25.2 minutes per game, 18.8 points per game, 2.4 rebounds per game, 3.5 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 1.4 steals per game, 44.4% field goal percentage, 36.8% 3-point field goal percentage, 86.4% free throw percentage

 

 

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR
5. i-11 Bradley Beal, Shooting Guard, Washington Wizards
  • Team Record: 12-15
  • Statistics: 24 games played, 34.9 minutes per game, 22.8 points per game, 2.8 rebounds per game, 3.5 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, 0.9 steals per game, 45.8% field goal percentage, 40.7% 3-point field goal percentage, 81.0% free throw percentage
4. i-24 Jabari Parker, Power Forward, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Team Record: 13-13
  • Statistics: 26 games played, 33.0 minutes per game, 19.8 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game, 2.2 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 1.2 steals per game, 48.3% field goal percentage, 35.8% 3-point field goal percentage, 72.8% free throw percentage
3. i-18 Kristaps Porzingis, Power Forward, New York Knicks
  • Team Record: 15-13
  • Statistics: 28 games played, 34.6 minutes per game, 20.2 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, 1.3 assists per game, 1.8 blocks per game, 0.7 steals per game, 45.2% field goal percentage, 39.2% 3-point field goal percentage, 78.5% free throw percentage
2. i-12 Zach LaVine, Point Guard, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Team Record: 8-19
  • Statistics: 26 games played, 37.9 minutes per game, 20.8 points per game, 3.1 rebounds per game, 3.2 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 0.8 steals per game, 47.2% field goal percentage, 38.1% 3-point field goal percentage, 86.2% free throw percentage
1. i-24 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Small Forward, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Team Record: 13-13
  • Statistics: 26 games played, 35.0 minutes per game, 22.7 points per game, 9.2 rebounds per game, 5.8 assists per game, 2.0 blocks per game, 2.1 steals per game, 51.9% field goal percentage, 29.2% 3-point field goal percentage, 77.3% free throw percentage

 

 

COACH OF THE YEAR
5. i-16 Dwane Casey, Head Coach, Toronto Raptors
  • Team Record: 20-8
4. i Gregg Popovich, Head Coach, San Antonio Spurs
  • Team Record: 23-5
3. i-28 David Fizdale, Head Coach, Memphis Grizzlies
  • Team Record: 18-12
2. i-9 Quin Snyder, Head Coach, Utah Jazz
  • Team Record: 18-11
1. i-29 Mike D’Antoni, Head Coach, Houston Rockets
  • Team Record: 21-8

 

-Asher Fair

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