NEW YORK, May 16, 2018 – The NBA today announced the finalists for six awards that honor top performers from the 2017-18 regular season: Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth Man Award, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Most Improved Player and NBA Coach of the Year.
The winners of these awards will be revealed at the 2018 NBA Awards presented by Kia on Monday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT. The second annual NBA Awards will take place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.
Pacers guard Victor Oladipo was named a finalist for the Most Improved Player Award, along with Clint Capela of the Houston Rockets and Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets.