ESPN.com's NBA awards

Updated: April 15, 2005, 12:57 PM ET
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No doubt, this will be the most interesting awards season the NBA has seen in a long time.

How do we know? Because our half-dozen writers have picked three different Rookie of the Year candidates, five for Most Improved, three for Sixth Man, three Coach of the Year candidates, five for Defensive Player, and three different MVPs.

Want some consensus? You've come to the wrong place.

Here, then, are our many choices for the best and brightest of 2004-05:

2004-05 AWARDS
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR MOST IMPROVED PLAYER SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR COACH OF THE YEAR DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
RIC BUCHER
ESPN Magazine







Emeka Okafor







Amare Stoudemire







Earl Boykins







Mike D'Antoni







Tayshaun Prince







Steve Nash
CHAD FORD
ESPN Insider







Emeka Okafor







Tayshaun Prince







Ben Gordon







Mike D'Antoni







Ben Wallace







Steve Nash
JOHN HOLLINGER
ESPN Insider







Dwight Howard







Joel Przybilla







Tyson Chandler







Mike D'Antoni







Tim Duncan







Kevin Garnett
ERIC KARABELL
ESPN Fantasy







Emeka Okafor







Bobby Simmons







Ben Gordon







Mike D'Antoni







Ben Wallace







Shaquille O'Neal
BILL SIMMONS
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Ben Gordon







Bobby Simmons







Ben Gordon







George Karl







Andre Iguodala







Shaquille O'Neal
MARC STEIN
ESPN.com







Emeka Okafor







Grant Hill







Ben Gordon







Nate McMillan







Bruce Bowen







Steve Nash
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR MOST IMPROVED PLAYER SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR COACH OF THE YEAR DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR MOST VALUABLE PLAYER