2021-22 NBA awards pick: Pundits tip Nikola Jokic for MVP, agree on sixth-man winner, split on rest

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The 2021-22 NBA regular season is finally over. While most of the attention will turn to post-season play, there are still a few awards to hand out. Just as there will be endless debate over Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid for the All-NBA First Team (at least for those who choose not to put two centers on their first team), the battles on Twitter over the MVP race of this year may never end.

It could very well end up as the closest vote ever. You can’t go wrong choosing Jokic, Embiid or Giannis Antetokounmpo as your MVP. I take Jokic. As you’ll see below, most of my CBS colleagues do the same.

In addition to MVP, we voted for Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Most Improved Player, Coach of the Year, and Team Leader. ‘year. Read them and weep (and take it easy with our mentions).

Most Valuable Player

Rookie of the Year

Defensive Player of the Year

Sixth Man of the Year

Most Improved Player

Coach of the year

First Second Third

Bill Cavalier

Taylor Jenkins (MEM)

Monty Williams (PHO)

Erik Spoelstra (MIA)

Brad Botkin

Monty Williams (PHO)

Taylor Jenkins (MEM)

Erik Spoelstra (MIA)

Jacques Herbert

Monty Williams (PHO)

Taylor Jenkins (MEM)

Erik Spoelstra (MIA)

Sam Quinn

Monty Williams (PHO)

Taylor Jenkins (MEM)

Ty Lue (ALC)

Colin Ward Henninger

Monty Williams (PHO)

Taylor Jenkins (MEM)

Erik Spoelstra (MIA)

Jasmine Wimbish

Monty Williams (PHO)

Taylor Jenkins (MEM)

JB Bickerstaff (CLE)

Michel Kaskey-Blomain

Monty Williams (PHO)

Taylor Jenkins (MEM)

Ime Udoka (BOS)

Jack Maloney

Monty Williams (PHO)

Ime Udoka (BOS)

Taylor Jenkins (MEM)

Executive of the Year

First Second Third

Bill Cavalier

Arturas Karnisovas (CHI)

Zachary Kleiman (MEM)

Pat Riley (MIA)

Brad Botkin

Brad Stevens (BOS)

Pat Riley (MIA)

Masai Ujiri (TOR)

Jacques Herbert

Brad Stevens (BOS)

Lawrence Frank (BAC)

Pat Riley (MIA)

Sam Quinn

Masai Ujiri (TOR)

Kevin Pritchard (IND)

Brad Stevens (BOS)

Colin Ward Henninger

Brad Stevens (BOS)

Pat Riley (MIA)

Arturas Karnisovas (CHI)

Jasmine Wimbish

Brad Stevens (BOS)

Masai Ujiri (TOR)

Lawrence Frank (BAC)

Michel Kaskey-Blomain

Pat Riley (MIA)

Arturas Karnisovas (CHI)

Brad Stevens (BOS)

Jack Maloney

Brad Stevens (BOS)

Lawrence Frank (BAC)

Arturas Karnisovas (CHI)

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