While Rookie of the Year was a landslide, the races for Most Improved Player, Sixth Man of the Year and Executive of the Year had plenty of worthy candidates, and there was a two-man competition for Defensive Player of the Year between Antetokounmpo and a different Laker, Anthony Davis.
Here are the CBS Sports NBA staff’s picks for 2019-20 MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Most Improved Player, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year. Here’s how we tallied our picks: Five points were awarded for a first-place vote; three points for a second-place vote; one point for a third-place vote. 0
Others receiving votes: Jayson Tatum, BOS; Devonte’ Graham, CHA; Norman Powell, TOR; Pascal Siakam, TOR
In his first All-Star season, Adebayo takes home the Most Improved Player award after increasing his scoring by over seven points per game from last season.