Most Valuable Player: Derrick Rose
Despite the injury-bug, the Bulls still finished as the top seed in the East. Chicago is an impressive 38-15 when Boozer, Noah, or both sit out. You can thank the heroics of Derrick Rose for that, as he simply continues to make big plays for his ball club.
Coach of the Year: George Karl
Many will argue Thibodeau or Pop, but Karl managed to coach two different Denver teams into the playoffs. That’s no easy task.
Defensive Player of the Year: Dwight Howard
His presence in the paint makes a huge difference for the Magic. Dwight continues to be a force at blocking and altering shots.
Rookie of the Year: Blake Griffin
This was a given back in December.
Sixth Man of the Year: Lamar Odom
His versatility off the bench has caused mismatches for many opposing teams. He only put up some of the best numbers of his career this season.
Most Improved Player: Dorell Wright
Dorell increased his scoring average from 7 to 16; not to mention, leads the NBA in three’s made.
First Team All-NBA
G: Derrick Rose, CHI
G: Kobe Bryant, LAL
F: LeBron James, MIA
F: Dirk Nowitzki, DAL
C: Dwight Howard, ORL
G: Russell Westbrook, OKC
G: Dwyane Wade, MIA
F: Kevin Durant, OKC
F: Kevin Love, MIN
C: Pau Gasol, LAL
G: Chris Paul, NO
G: Manu Ginobili, SA
F: LaMarcus Aldridge, POR
F: Zach Randolph, MEM
C: Al Horford, ATL