NBA Awards Watch #9 (December 24th, 2012)

Welcome back to NBA Awards Watch, where we take a weekly look at the top-three candidates for each individual award for the 2012-13 season.

The beat goes on in the Most Valuable Player race, but we’ve had a change in the Sixth Man of the Year voting and we’re seeing a new face in the Defensive Player of the Year standings. Sit back and enjoy!

Most Improved Player

1. James Harden
2. Jrue Holiday
3. Kyrie Irving

Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
James Harden 23 25 25 38.6 7.5 17.0 .443 2.0 5.5 .355 8.6 10.0 .864 0.8 3.6 4.4 5.4 1.8 0.5 3.7 2.1 25.6
Jrue Holiday 22 24 24 38.3 7.3 16.2 .454 1.1 3.1 .351 2.5 3.5 .735 1.0 3.0 4.0 8.8 1.4 0.4 3.7 2.7 18.3
Kyrie Irving 20 18 18 35.4 8.3 17.7 .470 1.9 4.7 .405 4.2 5.2 .817 0.7 2.9 3.6 5.4 1.2 0.3 4.0 2.9 22.8
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/24/2012.

Sixth Man of the Year

1. Kevin Martin
2. Jamal Crawford
3. J.R. Smith

Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Jamal Crawford 32 27 0 29.2 5.5 12.8 .429 1.8 4.7 .375 3.6 3.9 .915 0.2 1.6 1.9 2.4 1.1 0.1 1.9 1.1 16.3
Kevin Martin 29 25 0 29.6 4.8 10.2 .469 2.2 4.7 .458 4.0 4.3 .935 0.3 2.2 2.4 1.5 1.0 0.1 1.4 2.0 15.7
J.R. Smith 27 27 0 32.4 5.5 13.4 .410 1.5 4.0 .376 2.5 3.0 .827 0.4 4.5 4.9 2.7 1.1 0.4 1.4 3.1 15.0
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/24/2012.

Defensive Player of the Year

1. Roy Hibbert
2. Tim Duncan
3. Larry Sanders

Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Tim Duncan 36 28 28 30.4 6.9 13.9 .497 0.1 0.1 .500 3.5 4.4 .797 1.8 8.4 10.2 2.6 0.9 2.5 1.6 1.8 17.4
Roy Hibbert 26 28 28 28.6 4.2 10.4 .404 0.0 0.0 .000 1.4 2.2 .645 3.8 4.4 8.2 1.5 0.7 2.9 2.0 3.5 9.9
Larry Sanders 24 25 9 24.7 3.3 6.3 .529 0.0 0.1 .000 1.1 1.7 .643 2.3 6.0 8.3 1.0 0.9 3.1 1.4 3.8 7.7
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/24/2012.

Rookie of the Year

1. Damian Lillard
2. Anthony Davis
3. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Anthony Davis 19 14 10 31.2 5.4 10.9 .500 0.0 0.2 .000 3.8 4.5 .841 2.8 5.4 8.2 0.7 1.1 1.8 1.7 2.4 14.6
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 19 27 27 28.1 4.3 8.5 .502 0.0 0.1 .250 2.4 3.2 .767 2.0 4.3 6.3 1.9 0.9 1.4 1.6 2.4 11.0
Damian Lillard 22 26 26 37.8 6.3 15.1 .420 2.3 6.2 .366 3.7 4.3 .848 0.7 2.5 3.2 6.5 1.1 0.2 3.0 2.0 18.6
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/24/2012.

Most Valuable Player

1. Kevin Durant
2. LeBron James
3. Kobe Bryant

Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Kobe Bryant 34 27 27 38.6 10.1 21.5 .471 2.1 5.7 .374 7.3 8.5 .861 0.9 4.6 5.4 5.0 1.6 0.2 3.8 2.7 29.7
Kevin Durant 24 26 26 39.5 9.0 17.3 .521 1.6 3.7 .427 8.3 9.2 .904 0.7 7.8 8.4 4.2 1.5 1.3 3.5 1.8 27.9
LeBron James 28 24 24 37.5 9.9 18.3 .542 1.4 3.2 .442 4.1 6.0 .683 1.3 7.3 8.5 6.8 1.3 0.8 2.7 1.3 25.4
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/24/2012.

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