The NBA Award finalists have officially been revealed, as the league has named its contenders for each of the coveted honors.
NBA MVP Finalists
The three candidates to hoist the NBA MVP trophy are Paul George, James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo. All three had outstanding seasons and the league has given them recognition for their tremendous play.
NBA 6th Man of the Year Finalists
The finalists for the best player off the bench are in, with two of them coming from the pine in Los Angeles; Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell. The third candidate is Indiana Pacers' big man Domantas Sabonis.
Defensive Player of the Year Candidates
The candidates for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year are Utah's Rudy Gobert, and two MVP candidates; Giannis and PG-13. The pair were outstanding on both ends of the ball and are being recognized for their value both defensively and offensively. Gobert is renowned across the league for his shot-blocking and paint protection, so it's no surprise to see him here.
NBA Rookie of the Year Finalists
The finalists for the best newcomer to the league aren't all too surprising, as the candidates for the honor are Mavericks' Luka Doncic, Hawks' Trae Young and Suns' DeAndre Ayton.
NBA Most Improved Player Finalists
Fans always love to see a player take a big step forward in their career during the course of a year, making the NBA's Most Improved Player Award an exciting achievement. This year's candidates are Kings' De'Aaron Fox, Nets' D'Angelo Russell and Raptors' Pascal Siakam.
NBA Awards Date and Location
That wraps up the award finalists for the players, all of whom put it all on the line this season to try and help their respective teams. After 82 games of play, these stars were determined most deserving of the coveted awards. The results will be revealed at the NBA Awards on June 24 at Barker Hanger in Los Angeles.