While the official NBA Awards show happened some time ago and netted a few Bucks players some hardware, the NBA Players Voice Awards were also announced yesterday. Not quite as deserving of the pageantry of a full blown hours-long show, these ones were merely tweeted out and voted on entirely by the players in the league.
Once more, Malcolm Brogdon beat out fellow candidates like Joel Embiid and Dario Saric for the rookie of the year award. He won the official award by a considerable margin, one larger than I had presumed, but it has to feel satisfying to get further validation by your peers for his performance. His contributions to a winning team assuredly helped him in the eyes of his fellow competitors.
The other Buck who received some semblance of honors was Jason Terry. Each year the players also vote on the best teammate for each team, and there was little doubt in most fan’s minds who would probably receive it this year.
John Henson was the recipient of this award last year, so he may be relieved to know Jason Terry isn’t on the active roster as of now in hopes of receiving at least some recognition for his
basketball bench contributions. Like I said previously, neither of these are particularly notable awards, but it’s always fun to see Bucks players called out in really any way.
On an unrelated note, it’s freaking hilarious Dwight Howard won this award for the Hawks.