Finalists announced for 2022-23 NBA season awards

NEW YORK – The NBA today announced the finalists for seven awards that honor top performers for the 2022-23 regular season: Kia NBA Clutch Player of the Year, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Most Improved Player, Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth Man of the Year and NBA Coach of the Year.

TNT will reveal the winner of each award during its coverage of the 2023 NBA Playoffs presented by Google Pixel.  Those announcements will begin next week.  On Sunday, April 16, the NBA will share the announcement schedule for the week of April 17.

The three finalists for each annual award, based on voting results from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters, are listed in alphabetical order below.  Each voter’s complete ballot for each award will be posted at after the announcement of all end-of-season awards.