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Experts’ award picks: Will LeBron’s move to L.A. lead to an MVP?

Who will win top individual honors in 2018-19? Our NBA writers and analysts make their picks for MVP, Rookie of the Year and more.

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Rookie of the Year

Final tally: Luka Doncic (11 votes), Deandre Ayton (7), Trae Young (1).

Coach of the Year

Final tally: Brad Stevens (6 votes), Quin Snyder (5), Mike Budenholzer (4), Gregg Popovich (2), David Fizdale (1), Nate McMillan (1)

Defensive Player of the Year

Final tally: Rudy Gobert (6 votes), Kawhi Leonard (5), Anthony Davis (3), Draymond Green (3), Giannis Antetokounmpo (2).

Sixth Man of the Year

Final tally: Eric Gordon (5 votes), Dennis Schroder (3), JJ Redick (2), Terry Rozier (2), Lou Williams (2), Jaylen Brown (1), Spencer Dinwiddie (1), Tyreke Evans (1), Dirk Nowitzki (1), Marcus Smart (1).

Most Improved Player

Final tally: Brandon Ingram (7 votes), Tobias Harris (2), Jamal Murray (2), Markelle Fultz (1), Juan Hernangomez (1), Lauri Markkanen (1), Donovan Mitchell (1), E’Twaun Moore (1), Ricky Rubio (1), Pascal Siakam (1), Myles Turner (1).


Final tally: LeBron James (9 votes), Davis (4), Antetokounmpo (2), Kevin Durant (1), James Harden (1), Kyrie Irving (1), Leonard (1).

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