Harden, James, Davis finalists for MVP award

Annette Crawford
May 17, 2018

Don't miss the NBA Awards, broadcast live from L.A. on June 25 on TNT.

Next up is the KIA Most Improved Player Award. Yeah, it's a strong group.

After a three-year reign shared between Draymond Green and Kawhi Leonard, big men make up the entire group of finalists this year. He has finished in the top 10 in MVP voting every year he's been with the Rockets (2013-2018).

The Rockets' Eric Gordon - the reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year - was again named a finalist for the award.

After plenty of off-court chat, Donovan Mitchell and Ben Simmons will continue their battle for rookie of the year, while Jayson Tatum is also a finalist.

Most of the finalists won't surprise anyone. James' staggering list of regular season statistics included: averaging a team-high 27.5 points (3rd in NBA) on.542 shooting from the field (14th in NBA), a career-high tying 8.6 rebounds (15th in NBA), a career-high 9.1 assists (2nd in NBA), 1.41 steals and 0.87 blocks in 36.9 minutes.

All of these players are well deserving of their nomination, and tell us who you think the winners should be. Dinwiddie finished seventh in the National Basketball Association in assists after being thrust into the starting point guard role.

Harden led the National Basketball Association in scoring at 30.4 points per game, while guiding the Rockets to a franchise-best 65 wins. He had 12 triple-doubles in the regular season.

Well, this is awkward. Stevens' Celtics continued their ascent in the Eastern Conference despite losing Gordon Hayward for almost the entire season and Kyrie Irving in April, while Snyder's Jazz team also made up for a lack of Hayward by rallying to a playoff berth.

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