The NBA has announced the finalists for the regular season individual awards, including the MVP’s

The NBA has announced the finalists for the seven awards, including the MVP, that will determine the best players of the 2022-2023 regular season: Kia NBA Clutch Player of the Year, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Most Improved Player, Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth Man of the Year and NBA Coach of the Year.

TNT will reveal the winner of each award during coverage of the 2023 NBA Playoffs presented by Google Pixel. These announcements will begin next week. On Sunday, April 16, the NBA will share the schedule of announcements for the week of April 17.

The three finalists for each annual award, based on the voting results of a global panel of sports journalists and broadcasters, are listed in alphabetical order below. Each voter’s full vote for each award will be posted on PR.NBA.com after all end-of-season awards are announced.

2022-23 NBA Awards: Finalists

NBA Most Valuable Player

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Nikola Jokić, Denver Nuggets

Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year

  • Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies
  • Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA Most Improved Player (MVP)

  • Jalen Brunson, New York Knicks
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Lauri Markkanen, Utah Jazz

Kia NBA Rookie of the Year

  • Paul Banchero, Orlando Magic
  • Walker Kessler, Utah Jazz
  • Jalen Williams, Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA Sixth Man of the Year

  • Malcolm Brogdon, Boston Celtics
  • Bobby Portis, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks
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Kia NBA Clutch Player of the Year

  • Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat
  • DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls
  • De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings

NBA Coach of the Year

  • Mike Brown, Sacramento Kings
  • Mark Daigneault, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Joe Mazzulla, Boston Celtics

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Source : NBA

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