The ruling NBA MVP James Harden of Houston Rockets is one of three finalists for the 2018-1919 season, the league announced on Friday.
Joining Harden, who led the league with 36.1 points per game, in the first three places were Giannis Antetokounmpo from Milwaukee Bucks and Paul George from Oklahoma City Thunder.
Antetokounmpo, the only player of three whose team still competes in the postseason, brought Bucke to the top 60 league victories, taking third place in the league in scoring points (27.1 points), sixth in rebounds (12.5), and 10. in blocked strokes 1.5) per game.
George led the league in stealing (2.2), while the number of career in points (28.0), rebounds (8.2) and assists (4.1) per game.
Antetokounmpo and George have also been named finalists for the Defensive Player of the Year, joining last year's winner, Rudy Gobert from Utah Jazz, in the top three.
The League has announced the finalists for all six annual awards, based on the results of a vote from the global panel of print and television media, before the 2nd Final of the Eastern Conference between Bucks and Toronto Raptors.
Rounding up the other finalists are:
• LA Clippers' teammates Lou Williams and Montréal Harrell joined Domantas Sabonis for Indiana Pacers for the Sixth Man
• Luka Dončić of Dallas Mavericks and his partner for night trade, Trae Young of Atlanta Hawks, joined Phoenix Suns number 1 Deandre Ayton for Rookie years
• Denver Nuggets "Mike Malone joined two former coaches of the year in Mike Budenholzer of Bucks and Doc Rivers Clippers
• Pascal Siacam of the Raptors who compete with Dean Aaron Fox from Sacramento Kings and D & # 39; Angel Russell from Brooklyn Nets for the best player
Winners of the prize will be announced on June 24, which will be hosted by Shaquille O'Neal in Los Angeles.