The Unibrow keeps raking in the awards. Less than a week ago, we learned the big man will be inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame and is up for Best NBA Player in this summer’s ESPY Awards. Now, we’re just one day away from finding out if he’s a winner for two more honors: he’s a finalist for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player and the Defensive Player of the Year.
AD’s got some stiff competition. For MVP, he’s up against Lebron James and James Harden. For Defensive Player of the Year, he’ll have to beat Joel Embiid and Rudy Gobert. It’s hard to imagine Davis could beat out Lebron for league MVP, but there’s a real case for him to take home the Defensive POY honor. Here’s how the finalists stacked up statistically during the regular season:
Davis averaged 28.1 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.6 blocks and 1.5 steals a game.
Embiid averaged 22.9 points, 11 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.8 blocks and 0.6 steals a game.
Gobert averaged 13.5 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 2.3 blocks and 0.8 steals a game.
Davis isn’t the only former Cat hoping to bring home hardware: DeMarcus Cousins is also a finalist. Boogie is up for the Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award.
The winners will be announced tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.