Jan. 17, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) shoots over San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

2012 Air Alamo NBA Regular Season Awards


Mar 17, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) brings the ball up the court during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Spurs 106-99. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Saturday and Sunday brings plenty of NBA playoff action, and so now that the season is over, it is time to hand out some awards. For a shorter season than usual, there was some great basketball played and many thrived in the lockout season. In celebration of what’s been an amazing season, my editor, Quixem Ramirez, and I have put together our selections for the 2012 season. With that being said, these are simply our opinions. Feel free to discuss whether we got them right and share your own award winners in the comment section.

Quixem Ramirez Award Joe Bendiez
LeBron James, Miami Heat Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant, Okla. City Thunder
Nikola Pekovic, Minnesota T’Wolves Most Improved Player Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics
Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs Coach of the Year Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs
James Harden, Okla. City Thunder Sixth Man of the Year James Harden, Okla. City Thunder
Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks Defensive Player of the Year LeBron James, Miami Heat
G Chris Paul
G Dwayne Wade
F Kevin Durant
F LeBron James
C Dwight Howard
All-NBA First Team G Chris Paul
G Dwayne Wade
F Kevin Durant
F LeBron James
C Dwight Howard
G Tony Parker
G Kobe Bryant
F Kevin Love
F Blake Griffin
C Andrew Bynum
All-NBA Second Team G Tony Parker
G Russell Westbrook
F Carmelo Anthony
F Kevin Love
C Andrew Bynum
G Russell Westbrook
G Kyrie Irving
F Carmelo Anthony
F LaMarcus Aldridge
C Tyson Chandler
All-NBA Third Team G James Harden
G Kobe Bryant
F Lamarcus Aldridge
F Blake Griffin
C Tyson Chandler
G Kyrie Irving
G Isaiah Thomas
G Ricky Rubio
G Iman Shumpert
F Kawhi Leonard
All-Rookie First Team G Kyrie Irving
G Isaiah Thomas
G Iman Shumpert
F Kenneth Faried
F Kawhi Leonard
G Marshon Brooks
G Klay Thompson
F Chandler Parsons
F Markieff Morris
F Kenneth Faried
All-Rookie Second Team G Klay Thompson
G Ricky Rubio
G Kemba Walker
F Chandler Parsons
F Markieff Morris
G Rajon Rondo
F LeBron James
F Josh Smith
C Dwight Howard
C Tyson Chandler
All-Defensive First Team G Rajon Rondo
F LeBron James
F Josh Smith
C Dwight Howard
C Tyson Chandler
G Iman Shumpert
G Tony Allen
F Andre Iguodala
C Joakim Noah
C Tim Duncan
All-Defensive Second Team G Tony Allen
F Andre Iguodala
F Serge Ibaka
C Joakim Noah
C Tim Duncan

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