NBA Awards: Julius Randle wins Most Improved Player, Jordan Clarkson becomes 6th Man of the Year

NBA Awards 2020-21: Julius Randle becomes the Most Improved Player 2020-21. Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson wins the NBA 2020-21 Sixth Man of the Year, ahead of Derrick Rose and Joe Ingles.

Randle settled career highs with 24.1 points and 6.0 assists per game to go with his 10.2 rebounds per game. He was one of just seven qualified players to average 20 and 10 this season.

The big man played well in his first year in New York, finishing the 2019-20 season with averages of 19.5 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game.

There were actually 2 finalists from the Utah Jazz who recently lost to the 8 seed Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs 2021.

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NBA Awards 2021: Finalists for various awards

Rookie of the Year Finalists

  • Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball
  • Minnesota Timberwolves wing Anthony Edward
  • Sacramento Kings guard Tyrese Haliburton

Sixth Man of the Year

  • Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson
  • Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles
  • New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose

Defensive Player of the Year

  • Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert
  • Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons
  • Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green

NBA Awards: Coach of the Year

  • Quin Snyder, Utah Jazz
  • Tom Thibodeau, New York Knicks
  • Monty Williams, Phoenix Suns

Most Improved Player

  • Detroit Pistons wing Jerami Grant
  • Denver Nuggets wing Michael Porter Jr.
  • New York Knicks power forward Julius Randle

Most Valuable Player

  • Stephen Curry
  • Nikola Jokic
  • Joel Embiid
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