Complete List of the 2019-20 NBA Season Individual Awards

Starting with Giannis Antetokounmpo’s second straight MVP trophy, here is a complete list of the individual awards that the NBA has handed out during the 2019-20 season.

Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo bagged his second straight MVP plum. (Photo via Getty Images)

Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo bagged his second straight MVP plum. (Photo via Getty Images)

Most Valuable Player – Giannis Antetokounmpo

Season Averages: 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists

Giannis joins legends Hakeem Olajuwon and Michael Jordan as the only players in league history to notch the MVP and the Defensive Player of the Year awards in the same season. There’s no doubt that the Greek Freak’s versatility on both ends of the floor was the driving force of the Bucks’ regular season success, although people are now pushing for the NBA to also consider the playoffs in handing out this coveted trophy.

Other frontrunners: LeBron James, James Harden, Luka Doncic, Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis

Coach of the Year – Nick Nurse

Toronto Raptors’ team stats: 53-19 W-L slate, 2nd in defensive rating, 1st in opponent points per game

After leading Toronto to its first championship last season, Nurse then won the Coach of the Year trophy this year. (Photo by Jeff Chiu/AP)

After leading Toronto to its first championship last season, Nurse then won the Coach of the Year trophy this year. (Photo by Jeff Chiu/AP)

Even with Kawhi Leonard leaving them last summer, the Raptors stayed true to their collective identity and maintained their status as a championship contender. While it’s true that Pascal Siakam has grown into an All-Star and Kyle Lowry doing his usual winning plays, much of Toronto’s success should be attributed to Nurse’s brilliance. Nurse has been excellent in making the most out of his roster, and it’s just right that he was recognized with this award.

Other frontrunners: Mike Budenholzer, Billy Donovan

Defensive Player of the Year – Giannis Antetokounmpo

Season Averages: 11.4 defensive rebounds, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks

It was a close battle between Giannis and Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis, but the Bucks’ all-around superstar had the slight advantage. With Milwaukee ranking first in defensive rating this season, it’s no secret that Giannis was the propeller of that tremendous effort. He has the ability to guard all positions, and his length and speed makes it possible for him to cover all bases and defend the passing lanes.

Other frontrunners: Anthony Davis, Rudy Gobert

Rookie of the Year – Ja Morant

Season Averages: 17.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 0.9 steals

Many people predicted the Memphis Grizzlies to go on a rebuilding year, but Morant had other plans. The athletic playmaker led the Grizzlies’ charge as they came one win away from making it to the playoffs. Aside from his elite athleticism, Morant also showed that he is already one of the best young playmakers in the league.

Other frontrunners: Zion Williamson, Kendrick Nunn

Sixth Man of the Year – Montrezl Harrell

Season Averages: 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.6 steals, 1.1 blocks

Harrell may be undersized in the center position, but his energy and grit more than make up for that disadvantage. He is a solid pick-and-roll option for the Clippers’ bevy of shot creators, and the intangibles that he brings on both offense and defense are essential for the Clips’ success.

Other frontrunners: Dennis Schroder, Lou Williams

Most Improved Player of the Year – Brandon Ingram

Season Averages: 23.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.6 blocks

Ingram’s jump from good to great this season helped him bag this award. He became a bonafide franchise player for the New Orleans Pelicans, and notched his first career All-Star appearance. Along with the uptick in his scoring, Ingram also blossomed into an excellent playmaker on offense and a versatile operator on defense.

Other frontrunners: Bam Adebayo, Luka Doncic

All-NBA First Team

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers

James Harden, Houston Rockets

Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

All-NBA Second Team

Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers

Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

Chris Paul, Oklahoma City Thunder

Pascal Siakam, Toronto Raptors

All-NBA Third Team

Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers

Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets

All-Defensive First Team

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers

Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics

Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers

All-Defensive Second Team

Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers

Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks

Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat

Patrick Beverley, Los Angeles Clippers

Eric Bledsoe, Milwaukee Bucks

All-Rookie First Team

Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies

Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans

Kendrick Nunn, Miami Heat

Brandon Clarke, Memphis Grizzlies

Eric Paschall, Golden State Warriors

All-Rookie Second Team

Tyler Herro, Miami Heat

Terence Davis II, Toronto Raptors

Coby White, Chicago Bulls

P.J. Washington, Charlotte Hornets

Rui Hachimura, Washington Wizards

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