NBA Awards: LeBron James, Anthony Davis, James Harden Among Finalists

LeBron James named as one of three finalists for 2018 NBA MVP

LeBron James named as one of three finalists for 2018 NBA MVP

But to keep our appetites satiated, the National Basketball Association announced the finalists for each award on Wednesday. As expected, James Harden is one of the three nominees for Most Valuable Player, along with Cleveland's LeBron James and New Orleans' Anthony Davis.

As a finalist for the 2018 NBA Defensive MVP, Embiid, who averaged 11 rebounds and a 3.6 Real Plus-Minus rating will be facing off against fellow defensive anchors Rudy Gobert (5.15) and Anthony Davis (3.8) for the title best defender in the league.

Harden led the National Basketball Association in scoring at 30.4 points per game, while guiding the Rockets to a franchise-best 65 wins.

James led the league in minutes played per game as he helped the inconsistent Cavaliers into 4th place in the Eastern Conference.

Who do you think should win the NBA Defensive MVP and Rookie of the Year awards?

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Davis pulled off what many thought was a miracle, dragging the Pelicans to the No. 6 seed in the playoffs despite a season-ending injury to running-mate DeMarcus Cousins.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons and Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell are finalists for the NBA Rookie of the Year award. He didn't miss a game in a season for the first time in his career and averaged almost 28 points, nine rebounds and nine assists per game while also making 54 percent of his shots.

The winners will be announced after the season during the NBA's Season Awards Show on June 25. The Brow was an absolute monster on both ends of the court, evidenced by the fact that he also finished in the top three of the Defensive Player of the Year voting.

LeBron James believes he should win the NBA MVP award this season. Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet is the other finalist.

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