Giannis Projected to Win MVP, Paolo Banchero ROY in ESPN's NBA Awards Survey

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVAugust 11, 2022

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If the 2022-23 NBA season goes as ESPN experts predict, Giannis Antetokounmpo will have a third MVP trophy on his mantle.

The Milwaukee Bucks forward narrowly edged Luka Doncic and Joel Embiid as the favorite to win the sport's top individual honor, earning 43 points and 33.3 percent of the first-place vote. Embiid matched Antetokounmpo with 33.3 percent of first-place voting but tied with Doncic for second overall with 40 points.

Top overall pick Paolo Banchero was an overwhelming selection to earn Rookie of the Year honors, earning 60 points and 50 percent of the first-place vote.

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