Note: Six of the awards are voted on by the media: MVP, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man award and Most Improved Player. Other awards include Executive of the Year (voted on by the league's executives), Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year (voted on by the players), NBA Sportsmanship Award (voted on by the players), the NBA Cares Community Assist Award (voted on by fans and a panel of judges), the Lifetime Achievement Award, the NBA Hustle Award and the Sager Strong Award.
Most Valuable Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks
Stats & Info: Giannis Antetokounmpo is the second Bucks player to win the NBA MVP award, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who won it three times. Antetokounmpo is the third-youngest player to win MVP over the past 40 seasons, trailing only Derrick Rose and LeBron James, and he ties Steve Nash for the lowest-drafted MVP in the lottery era (15th overall pick).
Kobe challenged Giannis to win NBA MVP in 2017.— ESPN (@espn) June 25, 2019
Nearly two years later, he answered the call 😤 pic.twitter.com/hiB8ovhzWH
Watching @Giannis_An34 play and listening to him speak after winning #NBAMVP makes me very proud to be a @Bucks fan. Absolute class act and a great representation of our team, the city of Milwaukee and our great state. Congrats buddy #youdeserveit #class #finalsmvpnext— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) June 25, 2019
MVP first place votes: Giannis Antetokounmpo 78, James Harden 23 pic.twitter.com/hJydZu4pao— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 25, 2019
Congrats to the new MVP, but we respectfully disagree.— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) June 25, 2019
📝 @JHarden13 ⤵️
✔️ Finished Top 2 in MVP voting 4 out of the last 5 seasons
✔ 1st player in NBA history to avg at least 35.0ppg & 7.0apg in a single season
✔ Scored 40+ pts 28 times this season, 50+ 9 times & 60+ twice pic.twitter.com/UMmHARlNxg
Harden got robbed... 36 ppg smh 🤦🏽♂️ Congrats to Giannis tho he's a beast 💪🏽— Carlos Correa (@TeamCJCorrea) June 25, 2019
Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert, Jazz
Stats & Info: After winning the award in 2017-18, Rudy Gobert is the first player to win Defensive Player of the Year in consecutive seasons since Kawhi Leonard in 2014-15 and 2015-16. Before that, it was Dwight Howard in three straight seasons from 2008 to 2011.
Yessssirrrrrrr!!!!! Congrats big fella 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 https://t.co/p5xq1OK771— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) June 25, 2019
Coach of the Year: Mike Budenholzer, Bucks
Stats & Info: In the 2018-19 season, Mike Budenholzer became the seventh head coach in NBA history to win at least 60 games in a season with multiple franchises, joining Pat Riley (three times), Phil Jackson, K.C. Jones, Mike D'Antoni, Don Nelson and Rick Adelman.
Sixth Man of the Year: Lou Williams, Clippers
Stats & Info: Lou Williams is the second player to win Sixth Man of the Year three times, joining Jamal Crawford. Williams joins Kevin McHale and Detlef Schrempf as the only players to win the award in consecutive seasons.
.@TeamLou23 with his third 6th Man of the Year award 🔥— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 25, 2019
- Most career points off the bench (11,375)
- Most career 30-point games off the bench (29)
- Most 40-point games off the bench (5) pic.twitter.com/FAhpxCXhk7
Congrats @TeamLou23 ! 👊🏾— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) June 25, 2019
Should we just call this the Lou Williams/Jamal Crawford Award and be done with it?— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) June 25, 2019
Most Improved Player: Pascal Siakam, Raptors
Stats & Info: Pascal Siakam increased his points-per-game average by 9.7 points in 2018-19, most by any player to play at least 40 games in each season. Siakam held opponents to 39.4 percent as the closest defender during the 2018-19 season, lowest by any player to face at least 500 shots, per Second Spectrum tracking. He is also the first Raptors player to win the award.
Rookie of the Year: Luka Doncic, Mavericks
Stats & Info: Luka Doncic is the second Mavericks player in franchise history to win Rookie of the Year, joining Jason Kidd, who shared the award with Grant Hill in 1994-95. Doncic was the fifth rookie to average 20+ points, 5+ assists and 5+ rebounds in a season -- all five won the ROY award.
My guy!!! Well deserved https://t.co/fOhc9lDiJF— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) June 25, 2019
That Rookie of the Year feeling 🙌 pic.twitter.com/iP5olnUe45— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 25, 2019
Sager Strong Award: Robin Roberts
Robin Roberts: "You always walked away from Craig with a smile on your face...and a drink in your hand." Amen.#SagerStrong— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 25, 2019
Lifetime Achievement: Larry Bird and Magic Johnson
3x NBA MVP— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 25, 2019
3x NBA Finals MVP
5x NBA Champion
12x NBA All-Star
Olympic Gold Medalist
A resume deserving of the @nba Lifetime Achievement Award. Congrats, @MagicJohnson! #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/W22EEOdWnW
Congratulations Larry 🐐☘️ pic.twitter.com/H5ZxKmBUGA— Boston Celtics (@celtics) June 25, 2019
More NBA awards
Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Winner: Mike Conley
NBA Sportsmanship Award Winner: Mike Conley
NBA Cares Community Assist Award Winner: Bradley Beal
Executive of the Year Winner: Jon Horst, Milwaukee Bucks GM
Hustle Award Winner: Marcus Smart
NBA Moment of the Year: Derrick Rose's career-high 50 points (Oct. 31)