With tonight's 2019 NBA Awards, we take one final look back at this past season and close that chapter for good with a new one just on the horizon featuring a fresh crop of young talent coming from last Thursday's draft. Hosted by Shaq, the third annual NBA Awards is being held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
But enough about the ceremony itself, let's get down to who received the hardware.
Rookie of the Year Award: Luka Dončić
Most Valuable Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Most Improved Player Award: Pascal Siakam
Twyman–Stokes Teammate of the Year Award and NBA Sportsmanship Award: Mike Conley
Sixth Man of the Year Award: Lou Williams
Coach of the Year: Mike Budenholzer of the Milwaukee Bucks
NBA Cares Community Assist Award: Bradley Beal
Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert
Lifetime Achievement Award: Larry Bird and Magic Johnson
NBA Moment of the Year: Derrick Rose's 50 point game
Moment of the year.— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) June 25, 2019
Derrick Rose drop 50 points after being doubted and counted out. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/6oO3dxDyHU
Executive of the Year Award: Jon Horst of the Milwaukee Bucks