NBA Awards Show: Start time, TV info, award nominees and more
By Kohl Rast
The NBA Awards Show is finally here even though the season ended awhile ago. NBA fans will now know whether or not Dallas Mavericks guard, Luka Doncic, will be getting the Rookie of the Year award or if the voters weren’t watching basketball this season.
The big talk around NBA circles this year has been about the amount of time fans now have to wait in order to see who won the regular season awards. It’s hard not to side with the fans on this one since the last time the Dallas Mavericks played was on April 10th. That means that the last time the players involved in these awards played a relevant game was 75 days ago.
Obviously the NBA needs to make some changes, but those can’t happen today, so let’s focus on what is actually happening. Tonight, the awards for Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Most Improved Player, Defensive Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and other awards will be given out.
Dallas Mavericks fans have multiple reasons to watch the show tonight, with Luka Doncic the heavy favorite to win Rookie of the Year, Dwight Powell a finalist for the Community Assist Award and both Dirk Nowitzki and Luka as finalists for the NBA Moment of the Year.
The NBA Awards Show will start at 8:00pm central time tonight, June 24, 2019. It is expected to go for a few hours.
How to Watch
The awards show will be available to watch live on TNT or streamed on the TNT app.
All of the main awards have three finalists at this point. Aside from the big six awards, the NBA will also be giving out awards for the NBA Executive of the Year, NBA Sportsmanship Award, Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year and the NBA Cares Community Assist Award.
Here are the finalists for each award.
MVP: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paul George, James Harden
ROY: Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic, Trae Young
DPOY: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paul George, Rudy Gobert
6th Man: Montrezl Harrell, Domantas Sabonis, Lou Williams
MIP: De’Aaron Fox, D’Angelo Russell, Pascal Siakam
COY: Mike Budenholzer, Michael Malone, Doc Rivers
Community Assist: Jarrett Allen, Bradley Beal, Mike Conley, Tobias Harris, LeBron James, Damian Lillard, Khris Middleton, Donovan Mitchell, Dwight Powell, Pascal Siakam
Teammate of the Year: Steven Adams, Mike Conley, Jared Dudley, Channing Frye, Rudy Gay, Udonis Haslem, Andre Iguodala, Kyle Korver, Khris Middleton, J.J. Redick, Garrett Temple, Thaddeus Young
Sportsmanship Award: Steven Adams, Harrison Barnes, Mike Conley, Al Horford, Khris Middleton, Kemba Walker
Keep an eye out to see if there are multiple Dallas Mavericks taking home some hardware tonight or just one. Because let’s be honest, there will be at least one.