Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, Quin Snyder all up for National Basketball Association awards

Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, Quin Snyder all up for National Basketball Association awards

Houston star James Harden cooks up another incredible season, but Cleveland's LeBron James and New Orlean's Anthony Davis look poised to challenge his MVP bid.

He's joined by Cleveland's LeBron James and New Orleans' Anthony Davis as finalists for the top individual plum, the league announced Wednesday, May 16.

Harden, who led the league in scoring, has twice been a runner-up for the award, including past year when Russell Westbrook won. The second annual NBA Awards will take place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

The awards will be voted by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada, while fans will get to vote for several awards as well. He led the National Basketball Association in scoring, averaging 30.4 points per game along with 5.4 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.8 steals. But he led the league in blocks and was fifth in rebounding with 11-per game. "The body of work, how I'm doing it, what's been happening with our team all year long, how we've got so many injuries and things of that nature, guys in and out, to be able to still keep this thing afloat, I definitely would vote me".

The winners will be announced when the National Basketball Association hosts its annual awards show at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on June 25.

The most valuable player, sixth man, most improved player and coach of the year awards will also be named that night.

Davis is also in the running for the leagues Defensive Player of the year award, along with Philadelphia's Joel Embiid and Utah's Rudy Gobert.

Rookie of the Year: Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz), Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers) and Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics).

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