NBA awards watch: MVP, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year and more

Ja Morant is very much in the mix for a number of awards. Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

As we approach the end of the first quarter of the 2021-2022 NBA season, it's time to look around the league and assess the award races, from MVP and Rookie of the Year to Sixth Man of the Year and Most Improved Player.

Who are the current frontrunners? Which longshots still have a chance to sneak in there and take home the hardware?

Well... it's a marathon, not a sprint, but a month into the season we can already rule out some players and consider some new names.

Here's where things stand midway through November.