American media predict annual individual award winner!Which one is the most reliable?
Embiid, who was an MVP contender last season, has led the 76ers into fifth place in the Eastern Conference, 2.5 games behind the first-place Miami Heat, without key guard Simmons.Embiid is averaging 29.5 points, 11.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.5 blocks per game, averaging at least 25+10 in his last five games, at least 40+10 in two games and even a 40+ triple-double.Jokic and Antetokounmpo remain MVP contenders, putting up impressive numbers and contributing to the team, not to mention having won the MVPS of the past three seasons.Golden State is on a roll this season, a throwback to the 73-win era in which the role players have completely changed, with the only constants being the core trio of Curry, Green and Thompson.Coming out of last season’s haze, Green’s reputation has been reversed, and his role on both ends of the floor is irreplaceable.All-star player without flashy stats, it’s fair to say green and the Warriors system are mutually successful.Antetokounmpo and Gobert remain contenders for the award, the former being the heart of the Bucks on both ends of the floor and the latter the interior gatekeeper of Utah’s defensive system.Shiloh is the Heat’s second-leading scorer behind Jimmy Butler, averaging 20 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.The Miami Heat have the best record in the Eastern Conference, thanks to Hero’s contributions off the bench.The Cavaliers selected interior lineman Evan Mobley with the third overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft.This season, Mobley is averaging 14.7 points, eight rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. The numbers aren’t stellar, but the team’s record has jumped from 22-50 last year to 35-22 so far, just two games behind the first-place Heat for third place.The Cavs’ rise may have had a lot to do with darius Garland, Jarrett Allen, and veteran Kevin Love, but the addition of Mobley could not have been more of a catalyst.No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham and No. 2 jaylen Green remain contenders for rookie of the Year.Most improved player: Ja Morant In his third season, Morant has gone from rookie of the year to superstar caliber, with only the talent of fellow Zion Williams.While Zion has struggled with injuries and hasn’t been able to live up to his talents, Morant has improved every season.Morante is averaging 26.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.2 steals to lead the Grizzlies into third place in the Western Conference.It is worth mentioning that the Grizzlies struggled in the early part of the season, and then morante was injured and sidelined, the Grizzlies increased their energy on both sides of the offense and defense, and their record gradually improved.Morant said he would take a break from social media to focus on basketball, and he made good on his promise to lead the Grizzlies on a high.Morante is now one of the hottest players in the league, scoring tough goals at critical times and being a superstar.The most improved player is no surprise, and morante will be a contender for MVP in the future.