June 24, 2005

NBA awards [2004-05]

The league made the Charlotte Bobcats its 30th franchise. Nine Pacers and Pistons players were suspended a total of 146 games for beating each other and the fans at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Ron Artest was suspended for 73 games — the longest suspension in history. The Spurs beat the Pistons in the first seven-game NBA Finals since 1994.



Jack Twyman Award (or Teammate of the Year) | Steve Nash [Suns] 15.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 52.6 2-point shooting, 88.7 free throw shooting, 43.1 3-point shooting. With the addition Nash, the Suns won a league-best 62 games, 33 more than last season.

Players of the Year | Amare Stoudemire [Suns] Kevin Garnett [Timberwolves] and Dirk Nowitzki [Mavericks]

Rookie of the Year | Dwight Howard [Magic] 12.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 52.1 2-point shooting, 67.1 free throw shooting. Age [19] 2. Emeka Okafor [Bobcats]

Coach of the Year | Mike D’Antoni [Suns] 62-20. 2. xxxxx xxxx [xxx] 3 xxx sdfdsf [xxx]

First team
Forward | Kevin Garnett [Timberwolves] xx.6 points, 12.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 56.1 2-point shooting, 76.5 free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Forward | Dirk Nowitzki [Mavericks] 26.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 47.0 2-point shooting, 39.9 2-point shooting, 86.9 free throw shooting. Age [26]

Center | Amare Stoudemire [Suns] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Guard | Dwyane Wade [Heat] xx.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 51.4 2-point shooting, 35.2 3-point shooting, 83.7 free throw shooting, 2.8 steals. Age [xx]

Point guard | Steve Nash [Suns] 15.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 52.6 2-point shooting, 88.7 free throw shooting, 43.1 3-point shooting. Age [30]

Second team
Forward | Tim Duncan [Spurs] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Forward | LeBron James [Cavaliers] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Center | Shaquille O’Neal [Heat] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]



Point guard | Allen Iverson [76ers] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Guard | Ray Allen [SuperSonics] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Third team
Forward | Tracy McGrady [Rockets] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Forward | Shawn Marion [Suns] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Center | Yao Ming [Rockets] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Guard | Kobe Bryant [Lakers] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Point guard | Gilbert Arenas [Wizards] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]



Honorable mention
Forward | Vince Carter [Raptors-Nets] 24.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 46.3 2-point shooting, 40.6 3-point shooting, 79.8 free throw shooting. Age [28] Carter didn’t try in Toronto, where he averaged 15.9 points in 20 games and was often benched in the fourth quarter. He demanded a trade and revived his career in New Jersey, averaging 27.5 points in 57 games.

Forward | Paul Pierce [Celtics] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Forward | Elton Brand [Clippers] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

Point guard | Stephon Marbury [Knicks] xx.x points, x.x rebounds, x.x assists, xx.x 2-point shooting, xx.x free throw shooting. Age [xx]

— Kevin Brewer