Who will win the 2021 NBA MVP

NBA Awards: Who will be MVP, who will be Defensive Player of the Year?

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The regular season is history and it is high time to distribute precious metal for the 2020/21 season. SPOX selects the top 3 in each award race and determines a winner. Who will be MVP, Defense Player of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year?

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EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR: JAMES JONES (Phoenix Suns) - The deal for Chris Paul has transformed the Suns from a loser franchise into a winning team. There were also commitments like Jae Crowder. The result is the second best record in the NBA.

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COACH OF THE YEAR - 3rd place: QUIN SNYDER (Utah Jazz) - Balance: 52-20, 1st place in the Western Conference

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2nd place: MONTY WILLIAMS (Phoenix Suns) - Record: 51-21, 2nd place in the Western Conference

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1st place: TOM THIBODEAU (New York Knicks) - Balance: 41-31, 4th place in the Eastern Conference

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The Knicks as a playoff team? Then also with a home advantage in the first round? Hardly anyone would have expected that before the season started. Coach Thibs is the architect behind the top 5 defense, his fighting spirit shapes the whole team.

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MOST IMPROVED PLAYER - 3rd place: JERAMI GRANT (Detroit Pistons) - Stats 2020/21: 22.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists at 42.9 percent FG and 35.0 percent threes in 33.9 minutes (54 Games)

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2nd place: ZACH LAVINE (Chicago Bulls) - Stats 2020/21: 27.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists at 50.7 percent FG and 41.9 percent threes in 35.1 minutes (58 games)

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1st place: JULIUS RANDLE (New York Knicks) - Stats 2020/21: 24.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists at 45.6 percent FG and 41.1 percent threesome in 37.6 minutes (71 games )

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Will Randle even win the MIP award unanimously? He deserved it! The 26-year-old has taken his game to a new level on several levels and is expected to even appear on several MVP ballots.

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SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR - 3rd place: DERRICK ROSE (Pistons / Knicks) - Stats 2020/21: 14.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists at 47.0 percent FG and 38.8 percent threesome in 25 , 6 minutes (50 games)

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2nd place: JOE INGLES (Utah Jazz) - Stats 2020/21: 12.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists at 48.9 percent FG and 45.1 percent threesome in 27.9 minutes (67 games)

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1st place: JORDAN CLARKSON (Utah Jazz) - Stats 2020/21: 18.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists at 42.5 percent FG and 34.7 percent three in 26.7 minutes (68 games)

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In the first few months of the season, Clarkson was absolutely on fire. Although the Guard cooled down a bit over the course of the season, with his scoring from the bench he was still an important component in Jazz's recipe for success.

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ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - 3rd place: TYRESE HALIBURTON (Sacramento Kings) - Stats 2020/21: 13.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists at 47.2 percent FG and 40.9 percent threes in 30.1 Minutes (58 games)

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2nd place: ANTHONY EDWARDS (Minnesota Timberwolves) - Stats 2020/21: 19.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists at 41.7 percent FG and 32.9 percent threesome in 32.1 minutes (72 games)

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1st place: LAMELO BALL (Charlotte Hornets) - Stats 2020/21: 15.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists at 43.6 percent FG and 35.2 percent threes in 28.8 minutes (51 games)

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - 3rd place: JOEL EMBIID (Philadelphia 76ers) - Stats 2020/21: 28.5 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.4 blocks at 51.3 percent FG in 31.1 Minutes (51 games)

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2nd place: DRAYMOND GREEN (Golden State Warriors) - Stats 2020/21: 7.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 8.9 assists and 1.7 steals at 44.7 percent FG in 31.5 minutes (63 games)

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1st place: RUDY GOBERT (Utah Jazz) - Stats 2020/21: 14.3 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.7 blocks at 67.5 percent FG in 30.8 minutes (71 games)

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For the third time in the past four years, there is no getting past the Stifle Tower. Its influence on the top 3 defense of jazz is immense, need an example? With Gobert on the court, Utah has a def. Rating of 100.9 - 112.8 without him!

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MVP - 3rd place: STEPHEN CURRY (Golden State Warriors) - Stats 2020/21: 32.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists at 48.2 percent FG and 42.1 percent threes in 34.2 minutes ( 63 games)

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2nd place: JOEL EMBIID (Philadelphia 76ers) - Stats 2020/21: 28.5 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists at 51.3 percent FG and 37.7 percent threes in 31.1 minutes (51 games)

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1st place: NIKOLA JOKIC (Denver Nuggets) - Stats 2020/21: 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists with 56.6 percent FG and 38.8 percent three-pointers in 34.6 minutes (72 games)

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In the MVP race, the decision is made for the Joker - and it's not even close. He has played all 72 games and had one of the best offensive seasons of all time. Even after the Murray injury, Denver was a top team thanks to Jokic.