In the year 2021, America is in a state of political unrest. The people have had enough of big government and its overbearing influence on their lives. This has resulted in many citizens choosing to distance themselves from the federal government by moving towards states that are more friendly to individualism.
Most NBA clubs have played roughly 30 games so far this season. That implies we’re getting close to the half-way point of the season. It’s time to start thinking about who should win the six main awards at the conclusion of the year now that we’ve reached almost half of the regular season games.
Coach of the Year, Most Improved Player, Sixth Man of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and Most Valuable Player are among the accolades given out. It’s a tight contest for all of the awards. There is still time for another challenger to take their place atop the leaderboard. For the time being, these are the most likely winners in those categories.
Monty Williams was named Coach of the Year.
Last season, many people thought Williams should have won the honor. Last season, the Suns finished second in the Western Conference and then carried that momentum to the NBA Finals. Outside of adding JaVale McGee and losing Torrey Craig, the Suns didn’t accomplish much in the summer. Aside from that, the team’s nucleus and players remained mostly unchanged.
The Suns are competing with the Warriors for not just the top seed in the Western Conference, but also the best record in the NBA, this season. The Suns have a 25-5 record and are now in a tight race with Golden State for the No. 1 spot. The Suns have the third-best scoring offense in the NBA and the fourth-best defense in terms of points allowed. The Suns are also shooting a league-best 47.8% from the field as a team. This club is being led by Williams to a stronger season than expected.
Steve Kerr receives an honorable mention.
Miles Bridges, Most Improved Player
Bridges is enjoying the best season of his career. He should win this award if he remains healthy and plays the remainder of the season. Bridges averaged 12.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.2 assists last season. Bridges has averaged 19.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.2 steals this season.
Bridges’ field-goal percentage is down eight percent, and his three-point shooting is down eight percent. Bridges, on the other hand, seems to have modified his strategy and is now attacking the rim more effectively. He’s also playing 36.5 minutes per game, demonstrating that he’s taking use of the additional time.
Ja Morant received an honorable mention.
Tyler Herro is the sixth man of the year.
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Herro is the starter for the time being, but that might change if he continues to get time in the starting lineup. Herro has started seven games as a fill-in in his 25 appearances. His bread and butter has been scoring 19.9 points per game off the bench, where he leads all bench scorers. Herro is averaging over 20 points per game overall, but in his 18 games off the bench, he has averaged almost that, along with 5.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists.
Herro’s prospects may be harmed in the future if Kelly Oubre Jr. and Montrezl Harrell have both played 10 or more games off the bench. The Heat may easily promote Herro to the starting lineup in the future, but provided the rest of the cast remains healthy, the club will stick with Herro in his current position.
Kelly Oubre Jr. received an honorable mention.
Evan Mobley is the Rookie of the Year.
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In the second half of the season, the Rookie of the Year competition is shaping up to be a lot of fun to watch. For starters, at 15.6 points per game, Scottie Barnes and Cade Cunningham are tied for first place. Barnes is tied for the most rebounds per game (8.3) with Evan Mobley, while Josh Giddey averages 10.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game.
In the end, Mobley takes the lead for the time being. Mobley has a 13.8 point, 8.3 rebound, and 1.8 block per game average. Mobley is a key member of a Cavaliers defense that is at the top of the league in terms of points allowed. The club is now behind the Warriors by by 0.1 points per game. Mobley has established himself as a formidable defensive force in the middle, while also contributing heavily on offense.
Scottie Barnes received an honorable mention.
Draymond Green is the Defensive Player of the Year.
The Warriors, as previously said, have the strongest defensive squad in the league, which has helped them tie with the Jazz for the league’s highest point difference. With an improved Andrew Wiggins and the return of Klay Thompson, this Warriors defense is shaping up, but Draymond Green is the actual leader.
Green isn’t a rim protector or a lockdown defender, but his thefts, blocks, contested shots, loose balls recovered, and charges drawn rank among the league’s best. In contrast to last year’s 72 games, the Warriors have already improved their overall defensive rating through the first 30 games of the season. In addition, he passes the vision exam. Is this squad reminiscent of the Warriors’ dynasty from 2015 to 2019? Green won the DPOY in 2017, and this season seems eerily similar.
Rudy Gobert (Honorable Mention)
Steph Curry was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player.
Kevin Durant is still the league’s leading scorer, but Curry will make it tough for him to maintain that position as the season progresses. Curry is now ranked third in the NBA with 27.1 points per game, just ahead of Trae Young, who is second with 27.3 points per game. Curry is doing what he does best on offense, which is making more three-point shots than anybody else. Curry has 5.3 three-pointers per game, much more than Buddy Hield, who has 3.7.
Curry has the edge in terms of record, as the Warriors are 25-6 while the Nets are 21-9. Furthermore, the Warriors have the potential to be the league’s finest offensive and defensive club. If Curry wins the MVP, he would equal Wilt Chamberlain for the longest winning streak in NBA history (6 years). Curry would also be the third-oldest MVP, behind Karl Malone and Michael Jordan in 1999 and 1998, respectively.
Kevin Durant (Honorable Mention)
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