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Sport Missing the cut: Honorable mentions for each NBA award

06:10  17 may  2018
06:10  17 may  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Top Events NBA NFL MLB NHL NCAAF NCAAB Soccer. 2017 MLB Trade Value player rankings, Part I: Introduction, honorable mentions , just missed . With all that laid out, onto the players who missed the cut and this year's honorable mentions .

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The finalists for each of the NBA's major year-end awards were announced on Wednesday night, and it's hard to argue with who was given consideration.

But, there are other names who at least belong in the conversation for the 2017-18 hardware, even though they were left out in the cold with these nominations.

Here are some honorable mentions for each of the awards who just missed the cut.

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Coach of the Year: Brett Brown, Philadelphia 76ers

It's amazing what a few healthy bodies and some veteran leadership can do for a struggling organization with a not-so-stellar reputation.

Brown endured four years of "The Process" before ending up with a roster he could find success with. Having the appropriate pieces in place isn't enough, though, as there has to be a respected voice behind the marching orders. Brown was that voice, and is worthy of recognition for helping increase Philly's win total by 24 games. - Walder

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Who’s the players who missed the NBA top 50 cut ? Here are my first 5 off. Let’s not look at the contracts here, let’s look for overall play. Why did he miss the top 50? He’s only a pure scorer. Maggette is a guy who doesn’t believe in passing the basketball either.

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Sixth Man of the Year: Will Barton, Denver Nuggets

Barton barely qualifies (he started 40 of 81 games), but the sixth-year guard made it difficult to leave him off the list, averaging 15.7 points, five boards, and 4.1 assists per game.

His reputation as a gunslinger didn't change, but he continues to improve his efficiency, as his percentages across the board were career highs. He shot 45.2 percent from the field and hit 37 percent on 5.2 threes per game. - Saghir

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Most Improved Player: Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons

Drummond looked lost at times during the 2016-17 season, but he righted the ship this year on the offensive side of the ball.

While he remained a monster rebounder, he averaged a career-high three assists per game and vastly improved his free-throw shooting. He's still only hitting 60 percent from the stripe, but it's a start. - Chick

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The NBA MVP award has been given to the league's most valuable player since the season 1955-56. I was able to narrow down my list to the top 10, with the exception of a few honorable mentions who barely missed the cut .

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Rookie of the Year: Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers' top rookie wasn't the second overall pick out of Chino Hills, instead, he was a late-round sleeper who built momentum during an impressive stint in the Summer League.

Kuzma ranked second among all rookies with 16.1 points per game, which was also a team high. He's a building block the franchise should continue to put more emphasis on in the years ahead, and one they're fortunate to have found as deep in the draft as they did. - Walder

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Defensive Player of the Year: Al Horford, Boston Celtics

Horford didn't necessarily get snubbed for a DPOTY nod considering who he was going up against, but he deserves an honorable mention.

Horford didn't tear up the NBA in any metric, but he was the anchor of the Celtics' league-best defense during the regular season, something that's continued into the playoffs. - Chick

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Most Valuable Player: Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

It's easy to forget how great Lillard was this season after getting annihilated in the postseason, but the 3-time All-Star led the overachieving Blazers to the third best record in the jam packed Western Conference. He finished fourth in the NBA in points with 26.9 to go along with 4.5 rebounds and 6.6 assists.

The Blazers were 9.1 points per 100 possessions better with the star guard on the floor. Lillard was heavily relied upon, finishing the year with a 30.6 usage percentage and could only depend on C.J. McCollum to help on the offensive end. - Saghir

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