Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Anthony Davis named finalist for MVP, Defensive Player of the Year

Anthony Davis named finalist for MVP, Defensive Player of the Year

Who do you think should win the NBA Defensive MVP and Rookie of the Year awards?

Houston's James Harden, Cleveland's LeBron James and Anthony Davis of New Orleans are the finalists for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award.

The finalists in all categories were determined by voting by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

Most consider Houston Rockets guard James Harden to be the prohibitive favorite to win this season's MVP Award, but he'll have some stiff competition.

Defensive Player of the Year: Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) and Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz).

25-year-old enrolled, played basketball at Dallas ISD's Hillcrest High School
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The two have formed a competitive rivalry in recent months as there will be particular intrigue with who wins the award this year, with Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum rounding out the three.

The NBA released the list of nominees for its year-end awards, which will be given out on Monday, June 25 in the second annual televised awards show on TNT.

With 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game, James' numbers are especially impressive when one considers the circumstances the 2016 National Basketball Association champions have gone through this year with the trade of Kyrie Irving, injuries, a general manager change and the absence of head coach Tyronn Lue due to illness.

After only appearing in only 31 games as a super rookie in 2016-2017, Embiid silenced all of the doubters in his second season as a pro and quickly established himself as one of the most dominant players in the league at both ends of the court.

The NBA Awards presented by Kia will also include the announcement of the winners for NBA Basketball Executive of the Year, Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, NBA Sportsmanship Award, the Season long NBA Cares Community Assist Award and the fan-voted Play of the Year.

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