With the 2004-05 season coming to a close, NBA.com wants to know who you think should win each of the six major regular-season awards. Take a look at each of the top candidates below, then cast a vote for the most deserving.
Thank you for voting. The polls are now closed. Please come back Tuesday, April 26 at 2 p.m. ET for full results.
Ray Allen, Seattle SuperSonics
Mr. Dependable, Allen’s putting up his typical stat line (23.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.7 apg) while leading one of the NBA’s most surprising teams.
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
In leading the Spurs to the league’s second-best record, Duncan (20.8 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 2.7 bpg) could garner his third Maurice Podoloff Trophy in four years.
Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
Last year’s MVP leads all players in efficiency rating in addition to ranking in the top 20 in 30 other statistical categories. Garnett’s averaging 22.4 ppg, 13.8 rpg, 5.7 apg, 1.5 spg and 1.4 bpg.
Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers
This year’s likely scoring champ (30.6) could become the first player ever to finish in top five in points, assists and steals per game in the same season. Only Jerry West, Nate Archibald, Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson have averaged 30-plus points and seven-plus assists in a campaign.
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Only four other players – Oscar Robertson, John Havlicek, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan – have ever averaged 25-plus points, seven-plus rebounds and seven-plus assists for an entire season.
Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
Phoenix was one game out of last place in the Pacific Division in 2003-04. Nash (15.8 ppg, 11.5, 3rd in double-doubles) steps onto the scene and the Suns suddenly have the league’s best record.