Halfway Mark NBA Awards Predictions

Photo Credit: Hoops Habit (featured image), ESPN (team logos)

NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, January 19th, 2017, at 3:30 PM EST.

 

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
5. i-24 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Small Forward, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Team Record: 20-21
  • Statistics: 40 games played, 34.8 minutes per game, 23.7 points per game, 8.7 rebounds per game, 5.6 assists per game, 2.1 blocks per game, 1.8 steals per game, 53.8% field goal percentage, 28.4% 3-point field goal percentage, 78.3% free throw percentage
4. i-28 LeBron James, Small Forward, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Team Record: 29-11
  • Statistics: 37 games played, 37.0 minutes per game, 25.6 points per game, 7.8 rebounds per game, 8.1 assists per game, 0.5 blocks per game, 1.5 steals per game, 51.2% field goal percentage, 37.5% 3-point field goal percentage, 70.3% free throw percentage
3. i-19 Kevin Durant, Small Forward, Golden State Warriors
  • Team Record: 36-6
  • Statistics: 42 games played, 34.4 minutes per game, 26.2 points per game, 8.6 rebounds per game, 4.7 assists per game, 1.7 blocks per game, 1.1 steals per game, 54.4% field goal percentage, 40.5% 3-point field goal percentage, 86.3% free throw percentage
2. i-14 Russell Westbrook, Point Guard, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Team Record: 25-19
  • Statistics: 44 games played, 34.6 minutes per game, 30.6 points per game, 10.6 rebounds per game, 10.4 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, 1.5 steals per game, 42.3% field goal percentage, 32.4% 3-point field goal percentage, 82.6% free throw percentage
1. i-29 James Harden, Shooting Guard, Houston Rockets
  • Team Record: 33-12
  • Statistics: 45 games played, 36.6 minutes per game, 28.9 points per game, 8.3 rebounds per game, 11.6 assists per game, 0.4 blocks per game, 1.4 steals per game, 44.4% field goal percentage, 34.7% 3-point field goal percentage, 85.3% free throw percentage

 

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
5. i-2 Buddy Hield, Shooting Guard, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Team Record: 17-26
  • Statistics: 43 games played, 20.1 minutes per game, 8.9 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, 1.3 assists per game, 0.1 blocks per game, 0.3 steals per game, 39.3% field goal percentage, 37.2% 3-point field goal percentage, 88.9% free throw percentage
4. i-5 Brandon Ingram, Small Forward, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Team Record: 15-31
  • Statistics: 40 games played, 27.9 minutes per game, 8.2 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game, 2.1 assists per game, 0.4 blocks per game, 0.4 steals per game, 37.3% field goal percentage, 29.4% 3-point field goal percentage, 67.2% free throw percentage
3. i Dario Saric, Power Forward, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Team Record: 14-26
  • Statistics: 40 games played, 24.1 minutes per game, 9.7 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game, 1.6 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, 0.5 steals per game, 38.7% field goal percentage, 35.8% 3-point field goal percentage, 77.8% free throw percentage
2. i-24 Malcolm Brogdon, Shooting Guard, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Team Record: 20-21
  • Statistics: 41 games played, 24.7 minutes per game, 9.3 points per game, 2.8 rebounds per game, 4.0 assists per game, 0.1 blocks per game, 1.0 steal per game, 44.9% field goal percentage, 42.7% 3-point field goal percentage, 89.5% free throw percentage
1. i Joel Embiid, Center, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Team Record: 14-26
  • Statistics: 29 games played, 25.4 minutes per game, 19.9 points per game, 7.8 rebounds per game, 2.0 assists per game, 2.4 blocks per game, 0.8 steals per game, 46.1% field goal percentage, 34.8% 3-point field goal percentage, 79.0% free throw percentage

 

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
5. i-19 Draymond Green, Power Forward, Golden State Warriors
  • Team Record: 36-6
  • Statistics: 40 games played, 33.2 minutes per game, 10.7 points per game, 8.7 rebounds per game, 7.7 assists per game, 1.4 blocks per game, 2.0 steals per game, 45.2% field goal percentage, 32.1% 3-point field goal percentage, 67.9% free throw percentage
4. i-12 Hassan Whiteside, Center, Miami Heat
  • Team Record: 12-30
  • Statistics: 38 games played, 33.8 minutes per game, 17.4 points per game, 14.3 rebounds per game, 0.7 assists per game, 2.1 blocks per game, 0.8 steals per game, 55.5% field goal percentage, 0.0% 3-point field goal percentage, 55.5% free throw percentage
3. i-9 Rudy Gobert, Center, Utah Jazz
  • Team Record: 27-16
  • Statistics: 43 games played, 33.4 minutes per game, 12.4 points per game, 12.5 rebounds per game, 0.9 assists per game, 2.6 blocks per game, 0.7 steals per game, 69.9% field goal percentage, 0.0% 3-point field goal percentage, 67.1% free throw percentage
2. i-24 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Small Forward, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Team Record: 20-21
  • Statistics: 40 games played, 34.8 minutes per game, 23.7 points per game, 8.7 rebounds per game, 5.6 assists per game, 2.1 blocks per game, 1.8 steals per game, 53.8% field goal percentage, 28.4% 3-point field goal percentage, 78.3% free throw percentage
1. i-2 Anthony Davis, Power Forward, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Team Record: 17-26
  • Statistics: 40 games played, 36.6 minutes per game, 28.8 points per game, 12.1 rebounds per game, 2.2 assists per game, 2.4 blocks per game, 1.3 steals per game, 50.1% field goal percentage, 30.0% 3-point field goal percentage, 79.6% free throw percentage

 

 

SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR
5. i-14 Enes Kanter, Center, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Team Record: 25-19
  • Statistics: 44 games played, 21.7 minutes per game, 14.6 points per game, 6.7 rebounds per game, 1.0 assist per game, 0.7 blocks per game, 0.5 steals per game, 56.7% field goal percentage, 16.1% 3-point field goal percentage, 78.4% free throw percentage
4. i-28Zach Randolph, Power Forward, Memphis Grizzlies
  • Team Record: 25-19
  • Statistics: 37 games played, 23.4 minutes per game, 13.6 points per game, 8.2 rebounds per game, 1.7 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 0.5 steals per game, 44.1% field goal percentage, 25.0% 3-point field goal percentage, 75.3% free throw percentage
3. i-10 Wilson Chandler, Small Forward, Denver Nuggets
  • Team Record: 17-23
  • Statistics: 37 games played, 30.8 minutes per game, 16.1 points per game, 6.9 rebounds per game, 2.0 assists per game, 0.4 blocks per game, 0.7 steals per game, 45.1% field goal percentage, 33.3% 3-point field goal percentage, 72.4% free throw percentage
2. i-29 Eric Gordon, Shooting Guard, Houston Rockets
  • Team Record: 33-12
  • Statistics: 43 games played, 30.6 minutes per game, 17.8 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game, 2.8 assists per game, 0.5 blocks per game, 0.6 steals per game, 42.8% field goal percentage, 40.3% 3-point field goal percentage, 84.0% free throw percentage
1. i-5 Louis Williams, Shooting Guard, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Team Record: 15-31
  • Statistics: 46 games played, 24.3 minutes per game, 17.8 points per game, 2.2 rebounds per game, 3.1 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 1.1 steals per game, 43.2% field goal percentage, 37.4% 3-point field goal percentage, 86.7% free throw percentage

 

 

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR
5. i-14 Isaiah Thomas, Point Guard, Boston Celtics
  • Team Record: 26-16
  • Statistics: 38 games played, 34.0 minutes per game, 28.7 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game, 6.0 assists per game, 0.1 blocks per game, 0.8 steals per game, 46.0% field goal percentage, 38.5% 3-point field goal percentage, 91.0% free throw percentage
4. i-12 Zach LaVine, Point Guard, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Team Record: 14-28
  • Statistics: 39 games played, 37.2 minutes per game, 20.1 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, 3.0 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 0.8 steals per game, 46.9% field goal percentage, 41.4% 3-point field goal percentage, 86.0% free throw percentage
3. i-24 Jabari Parker, Power Forward, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Team Record: 20-21
  • Statistics: 41 games played, 34.0 minutes per game, 20.4 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game, 2.8 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, 1.0 steal per game, 49.3% field goal percentage, 40.8% 3-point field goal percentage, 72.3% free throw percentage
2. i-3 Harrison Barnes, Small Forward, Dallas Mavericks
  • Team Record: 14-27
  • Statistics: 41 games played, 35.9 minutes per game, 20.6 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game, 1.4 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, 0.9 steals per game, 47.6% field goal percentage, 35.4% 3-point field goal percentage, 85.6% free throw percentage
1. i-24 Giannis Antetokounmpo, Small Forward, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Team Record: 20-21
  • Statistics: 40 games played, 34.8 minutes per game, 23.7 points per game, 8.7 rebounds per game, 5.6 assists per game, 2.1 blocks per game, 1.8 steals per game, 53.8% field goal percentage, 28.4% 3-point field goal percentage, 78.3% free throw percentage

 

 

COACH OF THE YEAR
5. i-16 Dwane Casey, Head Coach, Toronto Raptors
  • Team Record: 28-14
4. i-28 David Fizdale, Head Coach, Memphis Grizzlies
  • Team Record: 25-19
3. i-14 Brad Stevens, Head Coach, Boston Celtics
  • Team Record: 26-16
2. i-9 Quin Snyder, Head Coach, Utah Jazz
  • Team Record: 27-16
1. i-29 Mike D’Antoni, Head Coach, Houston Rockets
  • Team Record: 33-12

 

 

-Asher Fair

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