MVP: KEVIN GARNETT, Celtics (left)
He is the all-around leader of the league's dominant team, which was a laughingstock last year.
Rookie of the Year: KEVIN DURANT, Sonics (right)
No one in his class comes close to matching his production, thanks to his substantial role in rebuilding Seattle.
Defensive Player of the Year: KEVIN GARNETT, Celtics
He's turned one of the league's worst defensive teams into its best.
Most Improved Player: DWIGHT HOWARD, Magic (bottom right)
The hardest jump for a player is the one from very good to great, and Howard has made it.
Sixth Man: MANU GIN�BILI, Spurs
Shame on the Western coaches for not voting him an All-Star.