NBA Awards Predictions halfway through the season
Rookie of the Year:
Anthony Edwards, PG/SG/SF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Anthony Edwards has put up amazing performances this year. He has posterized multiple times. He averages 14.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists. He has led the Timberwolves to a 7-23 season. The record is the worst in the league, but Edwards shows some hope for Timberwolves fans in the long run. He is becoming the future of this team, and I can see the Timberwolves doing a rebuild around Edwards. He truly loves the game and plays every game he can play. No need to worry T-Wolves fans, Edwards will be around for a long time.
Sixth Man of the Year:
Jordan Clarkson, PG/SG, Utah Jazz
Jordan Clarkson has put up some great stats this year. He averages 18.2 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists per game. He has led the Jazz backups to a 24-6 record. They are the best in the league. Clarkson is dominating. He is helping the Jazz keep the #1 spot and make the playoffs. If he countinues with these types of performances, Jordan Clarkson will undoubtedly be crowned Sixth Man of the Year for 2020-21.
Most Improved Player:
Jerami Grant, SF/PF, Detroit Pistons
Jerami Grant has put up incredible stats this year. He has led the Pistons to an 8-21 season. While their record isn't great, Jerami's statline is. Jerami Grant is having a massive step up from last year. He had a statline of 12 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game last year. He is up to 23.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game. Grant is a great player and deserves Most Improved Player.
Coach of the Year:
Quin Snyder, Utah Jazz
Quin Snyder is a fantastic coach. He has led the Jazz to being on the top of league at 24-6. If he keeps this up, he will have Coach of the Year. He has done so well working with an all star lineup including the likes of Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Ingles, Jordan Clarkson, and Rudy Gobert. The Jazz look good.
Defensive Player of the Year:
Clint Capela, C, Atlanta Hawks
Clint Capela, the former Rockets starting center, has had a heck of a year in Atlanta. He averages 14.7 points, 14.1 rebounds, and 1 assist per game. He is having a year. He leads the league in rebounding and is 3rd in blocks with 2.2 blocks per game. He is helping lead the Hawks to a 12-17 season so far. If he keeps his stats up for the rest of the year, he will be DPOY.
Stephen Curry, PG/SG, Golden State Warriors
Steph has played incredibly so far and has carried the Warriors in most of their games. Curry is averaging 29.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists per game. He is having a year. He leads the NBA in three pointers per game with 5. He also leads in number of three pointer made in the season with 151. His free throw percentage is 93.5%. Curry's stats are incredible. He is looking to win his 3rd MVP.