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Anthony Davis named finalist for MVP, Defensive Player of the Year awards

Anthony Davis named finalist for MVP, Defensive Player of the Year awards

On Wednesday, James was announced as one of three finalists for the 2017-18 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player award, joining Houston's James Harden and New Orleans' Anthony Davis.

The votes for the regular-season awards were submitted by the media in April. He had 12 triple-doubles in the regular season.

Simmons averaged 15.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 8.2 assists this season.

James led the league in minutes played per game as he helped the inconsistent Cavaliers into 4th place in the Eastern Conference.

Fonseca holds West Ham talks at Sullivan home
Allardyce admitted after Sunday's final day of the season defeat to former club West Ham he could not be confident over his future.

While Mitchell did average more points in the regular season, Simmons averaged more rebounds, assists, steals and played more effective defense than his opponent over the first 91 games of his National Basketball Association career and looks like a potential superstar.

On Wednesday evening the National Basketball Association revealed their finalists for their annual slate of individual regular season awards.

Harden led the National Basketball Association in scoring at 30.4 points per game, while guiding the Rockets to a franchise-best 65 wins.

The winners of these awards will be revealed at the 2018 NBA Awards presented by Kia on Monday, June 25 at 8 p.m. CT on TNT.

Blizzard Teases Venom Soldier:76 Skin for Overwatch Anniversary Event
No skins or emotes were shown on the vid, but a recent tweet confirms that Junkrat will be getting a pirate-themed skin. Overwatch and the Anniversary event will be playable during a Free Weekend, which will run from May 25 through May 29.

The Sixers' point guard also said he would like to win the award for teammates Embiid and Dario Saric, who lost to Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon last season (see story).

Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons believed throughout this season they should be named Defensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, respectively.

All season we've heard about the NBA Rookie of the Year being a two-man race between Simmons and Utah Jazz sparkplug Donovan Mitchell, and while Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum has also been named a finalist for the award, a two-man race it effectively remains.

Soros NGO to close Hungary office over law targeting its efforts
Rights groups in Hungary and overseas have denounced the proposals as a way of cracking down on groups critical of the government. The campaign was criticized in the Hungarian Jewish community as having anti-Semitic overtones.


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