Tyler Herro: Sixth Man Of The Year
Herro ranks second on the Heat in scoring at 20.9 points per game, trailing leading scorer Jimmy Butler by 0.5 points and he’s doing so while starting just 10 games all season.
Ja Morant: Most Improved Player or MVP
Averaging 27.6 points compared to 19.1 last season and boasting a +6.0 BPM – the eighth-highest mark in the league this year, putting him one spot ahead of Stephen Curry
Evan Mobley: Rookie of the Year
Averaging 15.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.7 blocks per game, one of just six players in league history to post a 15.0/8.0/1.5 stat line as a first-year player before their age-21
Joel Embiid: Most Valuable Player
Second league-wide in scoring at 29.8 points per game, seventh in rebounding at 11.3 boards nightly, fourth among centers in assists at 4.3 dimes and 12th in blocks at 1.4. What’s more, Embiid ranks third in VORP at 5.7, third in BPM at 9.4 fifth in WS/48 at 0.254.
Nikola Jokic: Most Valuable Player
Jokic, who already has an MVP trophy on his mantle, averaging 26.2 points, 13.5 rebounds, 7.9 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.4 three-pointers nightly while slashing 57.3/34.7/81.3 percent shooting splits.
Bam Adebayo: Defensive Player of the Year
Adebayo has the energy and athleticism to be all over the floor defensively, as well as the instincts and hand speed to cause havoc in passing lanes, which is why the big men leads all centers in nightly steals at 1.5 per game.