The NBA’s 75th anniversary season starts with a delicious doubleheader Tuesday night: Nets at Bucks followed by Warriors at Lakers.
To make the wait move a little faster, let’s open the floor for some discussion about the major award races. Before I share a slew of big-picture predictions in my Tuesday newsletter extravaganza, here are my picks for this season’s six primary pieces of individual hardware to get the discussion flowing.
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MVP: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee)
Rookie of the Year: Jalen Green (Houston)
Coach of the Year: Nate McMillan (Atlanta)
Sixth Man Award: Patty Mills (Brooklyn)
Most Improved Player: Jordan Poole (Golden State)
Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert (Utah)
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