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AND THE AWARDS GO TO ...
IAN THOMSEN
October 26, 2009
SI's picks for league honors include some notable repeats but also anticipate that one team will stage a major turnaround
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October 26, 2009

And The Awards Go To ...

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You can count on a big leap in point-guard leadership from last season's top rookie.

SIXTH MAN: Manu GinĂ³bili, Spurs

Recovered from two years of injuries, he'll fend off incumbent Jason Terry of Dallas to regain his status as the league's best bench player.

EXECUTIVE: Ernie Grunfeld, Wizards

He'll be recognized for rejecting a fire-sale mentality after last year's losing season and instead bringing in Saunders and guards Mike Miller and Randy Foye to complement the stars on Washington's roster.

ALL-NBA TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

F LEBRON JAMES, Cavaliers

F KEVIN GARNETT, Celtics

C DWIGHT HOWARD, Magic

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