NBA award experts’ picks: How many trophies for Giannis?

The NBA told teams Friday that none of the seeding games inside the Orlando, Florida, bubble will count toward individual regular-season honors.

That means Zion Williamson won’t get the chance to beat the odds and challenge front-runner Ja Morant for the Rookie of the Year crown, and LeBron James won’t get to pick up his chase of Giannis Antetokounmpo for MVP.

But the league’s announcement does mean we get to reveal our experts’ awards picks a bit early.

So who will win top individual honors for the 2019-20 season? Let’s run down the list.

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Rookie of the Year

Kevin Arnovitz: Ja Morant

Jerry Bembry: Ja Morant

Nick DePaula: Ja Morant

Nick Friedell: Ja Morant

Kirk Goldsberry: Ja Morant

Andrew Han: Ja Morant

Chris Herring: Ja Morant

Andrew Lopez: Ja Morant

Tim MacMahon: Ja Morant

Jackie MacMullan: Ja Morant

Bobby Marks: Ja Morant

Dave McMenamin: Ja Morant

Kevin Pelton: Ja Morant

Omar Raja: Ja Morant

Jorge Sedano: Ja Morant

Andre’ Snellings: Ja Morant

Marc Spears: Ja Morant

Eric Woodyard: Ja Morant

Royce Young: Ja Morant

Ohm Youngmisuk: Ja Morant


Final tally: Ja Morant (20 votes)

Coach of the Year

Kevin Arnovitz: Nick Nurse

Jerry Bembry: Nick Nurse

Nick DePaula: Nick Nurse

Nick Friedell: Frank Vogel

Kirk Goldsberry: Nick Nurse

Andrew Han: Nick Nurse

Chris Herring: Nick Nurse

Andrew Lopez: Frank Vogel

Tim MacMahon: Nick Nurse

Jackie MacMullan: Nick Nurse

Bobby Marks: Nick Nurse

Dave McMenamin: Nick Nurse

Kevin Pelton: Mike Budenholzer

Omar Raja: Nick Nurse

Jorge Sedano: Nick Nurse

Andre’ Snellings: Nick Nurse

Marc Spears: Billy Donovan

Eric Woodyard: Mike Budenholzer

Royce Young: Nick Nurse

Ohm Youngmisuk: Nick Nurse


Final tally: Nick Nurse (15 votes); Mike Budenholzer (2); Frank Vogel (2); Billy Donovan (1)

Defensive Player of the Year

Kevin Arnovitz: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Jerry Bembry: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Nick DePaula: Bam Adebayo

Nick Friedell: Anthony Davis

Kirk Goldsberry: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Andrew Han: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Chris Herring: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Andrew Lopez: Anthony Davis

Tim MacMahon: Rudy Gobert

Jackie MacMullan: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Bobby Marks: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Dave McMenamin: Anthony Davis

Kevin Pelton: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Omar Raja: Anthony Davis

Jorge Sedano: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Andre’ Snellings: Rudy Gobert

Marc Spears: Anthony Davis

Eric Woodyard: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Royce Young: Bam Adebayo

Ohm Youngmisuk: Anthony Davis


Final tally: Giannis Antetokounmpo (10 votes); Anthony Davis (6); Bam Adebayo (2); Rudy Gobert (2)

Sixth Man of the Year

Kevin Arnovitz: Montrezl Harrell

Jerry Bembry: Dennis Schroder

Nick DePaula: Montrezl Harrell

Nick Friedell: Lou Williams

Kirk Goldsberry: Dennis Schroder

Andrew Han: Montrezl Harrell

Chris Herring: Montrezl Harrell

Andrew Lopez: Montrezl Harrell

Tim MacMahon: Montrezl Harrell

Jackie MacMullan: Montrezl Harrell

Bobby Marks: Dennis Schroder

Dave McMenamin: Lou Williams

Kevin Pelton: Montrezl Harrell

Omar Raja: Dennis Schroder

Jorge Sedano: Montrezl Harrell

Andre’ Snellings: Dennis Schroder

Marc Spears: Lou Williams

Eric Woodyard: Dennis Schroder

Royce Young: Dennis Schroder

Ohm Youngmisuk: Lou Williams


Final tally: Montrezl Harrell (9 votes); Dennis Schroder (7); Lou Williams (4)

Most Improved Player

Kevin Arnovitz: Brandon Ingram

Jerry Bembry: Brandon Ingram

Nick DePaula: Devonte’ Graham

Nick Friedell: Brandon Ingram

Kirk Goldsberry: Bam Adebayo

Andrew Han: Bam Adebayo

Chris Herring: Brandon Ingram

Andrew Lopez: Brandon Ingram

Tim MacMahon: Bam Adebayo

Jackie MacMullan: Bam Adebayo

Bobby Marks: Jayson Tatum

Dave McMenamin: Bam Adebayo

Kevin Pelton: Devonte’ Graham

Omar Raja: Bam Adebayo

Jorge Sedano: Bam Adebayo

Andre’ Snellings: Devonte’ Graham

Marc Spears: Brandon Ingram

Eric Woodyard: Devonte’ Graham

Royce Young: Bam Adebayo

Ohm Youngmisuk: Bam Adebayo


Final tally: Bam Adebayo (9 votes); Brandon Ingram (6); Devonte’ Graham (4); Jayson Tatum (1)

MVP

Kevin Arnovitz: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Jerry Bembry: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Nick DePaula: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Nick Friedell: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Kirk Goldsberry: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Andrew Han: LeBron James

Chris Herring: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Andrew Lopez: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Tim MacMahon: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Jackie MacMullan: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Bobby Marks: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Dave McMenamin: LeBron James

Kevin Pelton: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Omar Raja: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Jorge Sedano: LeBron James

Andre’ Snellings: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Marc Spears: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Eric Woodyard: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Royce Young: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Ohm Youngmisuk: Giannis Antetokounmpo


Final tally: Giannis Antetokounmpo (17 votes); LeBron James (3)