Welcome to the second of our mid-year award picks. We’ve already tackled Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man.
Now Jenna Corrado and I I move on to Defensive Player of the Year (maybe the most wide open of the races at the halfway point), Most Improved and the big one, MVP.
Of these only one seems sewn up for the year, with all the injuries to rookies it’s hard to imagine anyone but Andrew Wiggins winning ROY. Right now MVP seems like a Stephen Curry/James Harden race, but that could change.