May 14, 2013 2:39 PM EDT
Damian Lillard headlines the 2013 NBA All-Rookie Team as a unanimous selection.
Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis, Dion Waiters and Harrison Barnes joined Lillard on the All-Rookie First Team.
On the All-Rookie Second Team is Andre Drummond, Jonas Valanciunas, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kyle Singler and Tyler Zeller.
May 13, 2013 3:07 PM EDT
Tony Allen and Miami LeBron James headline the 2012-13 NBA All-Defensive first team, the NBA announced on Monday.
Joining Allen and James on the NBA All-Defensive First Team are Chris Paul and Serge Ibaka. Rounding out the First Team are centers Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks and Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls, who tied in votes for the honor.
Marc Gasol landed on the All-Defensive second team after winning this season's Defensive Player of the Year. Along with Gasol, the second team consists of guards Avery Bradley and Mike Conley and forwards Tim Duncan and Paul George.
NBA coaches voted for the All-Defensive teams.
May 08, 2013 9:36 PM EDT
Masai Ujiri has been named the NBA's executive of the year.
Ujiri, general manager of the Denver Nuggets, put together a roster that won 57 games.
The Nuggets were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in six games by the Golden State Warriors.
Ujiri became GM of the Nuggets in 2010 after a stint with the Toronto Raptors as their Director of Global Scouting.
May 08, 2013 10:51 AM EDT
George Karl has been named the recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the 2012-13 NBA Coach of the Year.
Karl, who guided the Nuggets to the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference, joins Doug Moe as the only coaches in franchise history to win the award. It also is the first time Karl has received the honor in his 25 NBA seasons.
Karl totaled 404 points, including 62 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.
May 06, 2013 11:12 AM EDT
LeBron James received all but one first place vote for the 2013 NBA Most Valuable Player award as Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe cast his vote instead for Carmelo Anthony.
James joked in his MVP press conference that he bet a writer from New York voted for Anthony instead of him. Washburn is the longtime beat writer for the Celtics with the Boston Globe.
"Firstly, when I submitted my vote in mid-April, I had no idea I would be the only voter to leave LeBron out of first," wrote Washburn. "This isn’t Mrs. Wilson’s class, I don’t walk around asking fellow sportswriters their answers to the US History quiz. I had no idea whom the writers were voting for, so this was no LeBron conspiracy.
"Secondly, this isn’t the Best Player in the Game award, it’s the Most Valuable Player award, and I think what Anthony accomplished this season was worthy of my vote. He led the Knicks to their first division title in 19 years."
May 05, 2013 3:25 PM EDT
LeBron James was officially awarded the 2012-13 NBA Most Valuable Player award on Sunday, earning the honor for the second consecutive year and the fourth time in five seasons.
The only other player to win the award in four of five seasons is Bill Russell (1961, 62, 63, 65), and the only other players to win at least four regular-season MVPs are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (six), Michael Jordan (five), Russell (five) and Wilt Chamberlain (four).
James was one first place vote short of becoming the unanimous MVP, with a pick going to Carmelo Anthony.
Rounding out the top five in voting are Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (765 points), the New York Knicks' Anthony, (475 points, one first-place vote), the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul (289 points), and the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (184 points).
James, who led the Miami Heat to a league-best and franchise-record 66-16 mark, was the only player in the NBA to lead his team in scoring (26.8 ppg), rebounding (8.0 rpg) and assists (7.3 apg).
May 03, 2013 4:29 PM EDT
LeBron James will win the 2013 NBA Most Valuable Player award, according to a source.
James also won the NBA's top individual award in 2009, 2010 and 2012.
Wilt Chamberlain is also a four-time winner, while Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has won it six times and both Michael Jordan and Bill Russell won it on five separate occasions.
May 01, 2013 7:28 PM EDT
Damian Lillard unanimously won the 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year award.
Lillard was selected sixth overall by the Portland Trail Blazers with a draft pick acquired from the Brooklyn Nets for Gerald Wallace.
Lillard averaged 19.0 points and 6.5 assists per game.
Anthony Davis and Bradley Beal finished second and third respectively.
Andre Drummond, Dion Waiters, Harrison Barnes, Chris Copeland, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Jonas Valanciunas and John Jenkins also received votes.
May 01, 2013 12:06 PM EDT
Kenneth Faried has won the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, given out by the Pro Basketball Writers Association.
Tyson Chandler, Luol Deng, David Lee, Jason Terry, Kyle Korver and Tristan Thompson were also nominated.
The award goes to a player, coach or trainer who shows “outstanding service and dedication to the community.”
Apr 30, 2013 12:50 PM EDT
Jason Kidd has won the 2012-13 NBA Sportsmanship award.
Kidd won the award, which is given to a player who demonstrates ethical behavior, fair play and integrity, last season as well.
Luol Deng, Stephen Curry, Mike Conley, Nick Collison and Jameer Nelson were also nominated for the award.
Marc Gasol beat out LeBron James and Serge Ibaka to be named the 2012-13 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
Paul George's PER increased from 16.5 to just 16.8, but he carried the Pacers in the absence of Danny Granger.
J.R. Smith averaged 18.1 points per game on 42.2 percent shooting from the field this season.
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