NBA 2022-23 projections – Our picks for MVP, Rookie of the Year and all major awards



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Which NBA stars will win the hardware in 2022-23?

Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic is the reigning two-time MVP – could a third be on the way? A host of players, including fellow two-time winners Giannis Antetokounmpo and Stephen Curry, will have something to say about it.

How will the Rookie of the Year race take place? Could Keegan Murray of the Sacramento Kings turn his summer league MVP into ROY, or one of the top three picks – Paolo Banchero of the Orlando Magic, Chet Holmgren of the Oklahoma City Thunder or Jabari Smith Jr. of the Houston Rockets – take the price?

Is Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert the favorite to win his Fourth Defensive Player of the Year award despite changing teams this offseason?

And who are the top contenders for Coach of the Year, Sixth Man and Most Improved Player?

We asked our panel to rank their top three picks for the NBA’s six major awards – with a first-place vote receiving five points, a second-place vote receiving three, and a third-place vote receiving a.

Here are the results: