The first quarter of the NBA basketball season has come and gone already.
After 20 games, the New York Knicks are sitting pretty in first place, and that's due in large part to the team playing great basketball and having a combination of stunning players performing above and beyond.
There's certainly valid claims for Carmelo Anthony to take home the Most Valuable Player award, and it's also said that J.R. Smith could be a top contender for the Sixth Man of the Year Award.
Can Tyson Chandler repeat as the Defensive Player of the Year?
And will Mike Woodson take home the honors of Coach of the Year.
I can't predict the future, but I'm going to make some claims here and hand out the awards for the first quarter of the NBA season.
All statistics are as of 12/12/2012.