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 your favorite.
Thank you for voting. The polls are now closed. Please come back Tuesday, April 26 at 2 p.m. ET for full results.
Ben Gordon, Chicago Bulls
Gordon ranks 11th in the NBA in scoring per 48 minutes (29.6), and is second in the league in double-digit fourth quarter performances (21) and second among rookies in scoring (15.1 ppg).
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
Howard (11.8 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 1.7 bpg) is the youngest player in league history to record 20-plus rebounds in a game and is one of eight players averaging a double-double. He's on track to become the first rookie in NBA history to start 82 games out of high school.
Emeka Okafor, Charlotte Bobcats
Jason Kidd’s pick for ROY ranks fourth in the league in rebounding (10.9) and double-doubles (46), and 13th in blocks (1.7). Okafor also paces all rookies in scoring (15.4).
Josh Smith, Atlanta Hawks
Among league leaders in blockers per game, Smith (10.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.9 bpg) became the youngest player in NBA history to accumulate a double-digit swat total with 10 rejections – and zero fouls – against Dallas Dec. 18.
J.R. Smith, New Orleans
Smith (10.1 ppg) won three consecutive got milk? Rookie of the Month awards from January through March, and, entering April, raised his scoring average every month of the season.