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Daily Thunder’s 2019-20 NBA Awards Selections

Daily Thunder’s 2019-20 NBA Awards Selections

2019-20, we hardly knew ye. Whatever is left of the regular and/or post season for the NBA will likely be abbreviated and certainly incongruent with the typical closing stretch that would determine things like seeding, awards, and postseason/offseason outlooks. While still holding out hope for resumed NBA activity (precluded, of course, by our nation curbing the COVID-19 pandemic), we’re weighing in on how the Thunder fit in the league landscape this season.

Daily Thunder writers (Brandon Rahbar, Olivia Panchal, Ryan Woods, Aidan Elrod, Dom Flaim, Spenser Davis, Tanner Johnson, Cray Allred, and John Napier) filled out ballots for the most prominent 2019-20 awards. Here are the results.

Most Valuable Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Second: LeBron James
Third: Kawhi Leonard

Thunderable mention: Chris Paul (4th)

Sixth Man of the Year: Dennis Schröder

Second: Montrezl Harrell
Third: Lou Williams

Rookie of the Year: Ja Morant

Second: Zion Williamson
Third: Tyler Herro

Thunderable mention: Lu Dort (11th)

Defensive Player of the Year: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Second: Anthony Davis
Third: Brook Lopez

Most Improved Player: Bam Adebayo

Second: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Third (tie): Brandon Ingram
Third (tie): Jayson Tatum

Thunderable mention: Dennish Schröder (11th)

Coach of the Year: Nick Nurse

Second: Billy Donovan
Third: Mike Budenholzer

Executive of the Year: Sam Presti

Second: Rob Pelinka
Third: Pat Riley