Philadelphia 76ers: Embiid, Simmons named finalists for MVP awards

Ben Simmons Named Finalist For NBA Rookie Of The Year

Ben Simmons Named Finalist For NBA Rookie Of The Year

LeBron James, James Harden and Anthony Davis are on the shortlist for winning the MVP award as the National Basketball Association announced Wednesday the finalists for a number of awards to be handed out following the end of the postseason.

Houston star James Harden cooks up another incredible season, but Cleveland's LeBron James and New Orlean's Anthony Davis look poised to challenge his MVP bid.

The awards will be voted by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada, while fans will get to vote for several awards as well.

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And as for Simmons, is there any question as to which award he's a finalist for?

To the victor goes the spoils, and while the Philadelphia 76ers unfortunately didn't close out the 2018 National Basketball Association season as National Basketball Association champions, they are receiving some much-deserved praise for their efforts nationally.

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' staggering list of regular season statistics included: averaging a team-high 27.5 points (3rd in NBA) on.542 shooting from the field (14th in NBA), a career-high tying 8.6 rebounds (15th in NBA), a career-high 9.1 assists (2nd in NBA), 1.41 steals and 0.87 blocks in 36.9 minutes.

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All season we've heard about the NBA Rookie of the Year being a two-man race between Simmons and Utah Jazz sparkplug Donovan Mitchell, and while Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum has also been named a finalist for the award, a two-man race it effectively remains.

Davis led the league with 2.57 blocks per game.

James, who at 33 produced one of the best seasons of his outstanding career, is in the running for a 5th career MVP title.

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Simmons and Mitchell's respective teammates Joel Embiid and Rudy Gobert are also nominated for Defensive Player of the Year along with Davis.

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