Experts' picks: MVP, Rookie of the Year, top coach and more

Is this the year Davis takes home MVP? (1:59)

Rachel Nichols, Brian Windhorst, Amin Elhassan and Stephen Jackson debate whether this is the year Anthony Davis wins the MVP award. (1:59)

Who will win top individual honors in 2018-19? Our NBA writers and analysts make their picks for MVP, Rookie of the Year and more.

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Rookie of the Year

Final tally: Luka Doncic (12 votes), Deandre Ayton (8), Trae Young (1).

Coach of the Year

Final tally: Brad Stevens (7 votes), Quin Snyder (6), Mike Budenholzer (4), Gregg Popovich (2), David Fizdale (1), Nate McMillan (1)

Defensive Player of the Year

Final tally: Rudy Gobert (7 votes), Kawhi Leonard (6), Anthony Davis (3), Draymond Green (3), Giannis Antetokounmpo (2).

Sixth Man of the Year

Final tally: Eric Gordon (5 votes), Terry Rozier (3), Dennis Schroder (3), Jaylen Brown (2), JJ Redick (2), Lou Williams (2), Spencer Dinwiddie (1), Tyreke Evans (1), Dirk Nowitzki (1), Marcus Smart (1).

Most Improved Player

Final tally: Brandon Ingram (9 votes), Tobias Harris (2), Jamal Murray (2), Markelle Fultz (1), Juan Hernangomez (1), Lauri Markkanen (1), Donovan Mitchell (1), E'Twaun Moore (1), Ricky Rubio (1), Pascal Siakam (1), Myles Turner (1).


Final tally: LeBron James (9 votes), Davis (4), Antetokounmpo (2), Kevin Durant (2), Leonard (2), James Harden (1), Kyrie Irving (1).