The 2012-13 NBA regular season is in the books, but before moving forward and trying to figure out who stands the best chance of dethroning LeBron James and the Miami Heat, let's take a look at the past, then appreciate it and try to figure out who performed at the highest level.
There are six major NBA awards—we don't include Executive of the Year here, although that's certainly an important one—and this article will reveal Bleacher Report's official pick for each one, as determined by the 48 NBA writers and editors you can see listed below.
We'll look at MVP, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Most Improved Player.
You can see our votes here, but whose name would you submit for each award on your ballot?
Voters: Haddon Anderson, Ross Bentley, Simon Cherin-Gordon, Ryan Clutter, Jamal Collier, Kenny DeJohn, John Dorn, Stephen Fenech, Tom Firme, Ricky Frech, Oren Friedman, Adam Fromal, Jeff Glauser, Ciaran Gowan, Justin Hussong, Garrett Jochnau, Nick Juskewycz, Ehran Khan, Andrew Kipp, Ben Leibowitz, Dave Leonardis, Andy Liu, Josh Martin, Andres Montero, Jonathan Munshaw, Alec Nathan, Ethan Norof, Daniel O'Brien, Maxwell Ogden, James Pearson, Michael Pina, Sloan Piva, J.M. Poulard, Sam Richmond, Grant Rindner, Jordan Rodewald, Jakub Rudnik, Kelly Scaletta, Matthew Schmidt, Tom Schreier, Ernest Shepard, Jimmy Spencer, Greg Swartz, Bryan Toporek, Chris Trenchard, Mike Walsh, Jonathan Wasserman, Marshall Zweig