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February 16, 2009
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February 16, 2009

Chris Mannix's Awards

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LeBron James , Cavaliers
No one dominates as many facets of the game as James, the most complete player since Oscar Robertson.

Rookie of the Year

O.J. Mayo , Grizzlies
Mayo's feathery jump shot (38.7% from three-point range) gives him the edge over Bulls guard Derrick Rose.

Defensive Player of the Year

Kevin Garnett , Celtics
KG's quarterbacking helps make a team of mostly average defenders the league's toughest unit.

Most Improved

Devin Harris , Nets
Who would have thought last February, when the Mavericks swapped Jason Kidd for Harris, that Harris would be the All-Star?

Sixth Man

Jason Terry , Mavericks
Averaging 19.9 points at week's end, the combo guard gets the nod over Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko.

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