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1996-97 NBA Awards Voting

Most Valuable Player

Voting Per Game Shooting Advanced
Rank Player Age Tm First Pts Won Pts Max Share G MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% WS WS/48
1 Karl Malone 33 UTA 63.0 986.0 1150 0.857 82 36.6 27.4 9.9 4.5 1.4 0.6 .550 .000 .755 16.7 .268
2 Michael Jordan 33 CHI 52.0 957.0 1150 0.832 82 37.9 29.6 5.9 4.3 1.7 0.5 .486 .374 .833 18.3 .283
3 Grant Hill 24 DET 0.0 376.0 1150 0.327 80 39.3 21.4 9.0 7.3 1.8 0.6 .496 .303 .711 14.6 .223
4 Tim Hardaway 30 MIA 0.0 238.0 1150 0.207 81 38.7 20.3 3.4 8.6 1.9 0.1 .415 .344 .799 12.9 .198
5 Glen Rice 29 CHH 0.0 134.0 1150 0.117 79 42.6 26.8 4.0 2.0 0.9 0.3 .477 .470 .867 10.8 .154
6 Gary Payton 28 SEA 0.0 105.0 1150 0.091 82 39.2 21.8 4.6 7.1 2.4 0.2 .476 .313 .715 12.9 .193
7 Hakeem Olajuwon 34 HOU 0.0 95.0 1150 0.083 78 36.6 23.2 9.2 3.0 1.5 2.2 .510 .313 .787 9.1 .154
8 Patrick Ewing 34 NYK 0.0 57.0 1150 0.050 78 37.0 22.4 10.7 2.0 0.9 2.4 .488 .222 .754 9.8 .163
9T Anthony Mason 30 CHH 0.0 7.0 1150 0.006 73 43.1 16.2 11.4 5.7 1.0 0.5 .525 .333 .745 11.4 .173
9T Shaquille O'Neal 24 LAL 0.0 7.0 1150 0.006 51 38.1 26.2 12.5 3.1 0.9 2.9 .557 .000 .484 8.0 .197
11 Scottie Pippen 31 CHI 0.0 6.0 1150 0.005 82 37.7 20.2 6.5 5.7 1.9 0.5 .474 .368 .701 13.1 .203
12 Alonzo Mourning 26 MIA 0.0 5.0 1150 0.004 66 35.2 19.8 9.9 1.6 0.8 2.9 .534 .111 .642 8.4 .174
13T Dikembe Mutombo 30 ATL 0.0 4.0 1150 0.003 80 37.2 13.3 11.6 1.4 0.6 3.3 .527 .705 11.3 .183
13T Mitch Richmond 31 SAC 0.0 4.0 1150 0.003 81 38.6 25.9 3.9 4.2 1.5 0.3 .454 .428 .861 10.8 .166
15 John Stockton 34 UTA 0.0 3.0 1150 0.003 82 35.3 14.4 2.8 10.5 2.0 0.2 .548 .422 .846 13.6 .226
16 Charles Barkley 33 HOU 0.0 2.0 1150 0.002 53 37.9 19.2 13.5 4.7 1.3 0.5 .484 .283 .694 9.4 .224
17T Tom Gugliotta 27 MIN 0.0 1.0 1150 0.001 81 38.7 20.6 8.7 4.1 1.6 1.1 .442 .258 .820 6.7 .103
17T Allen Iverson 21 PHI 0.0 1.0 1150 0.001 76 40.1 23.5 4.1 7.5 2.1 0.3 .416 .341 .702 4.1 .065
17T Kevin Johnson 30 PHO 0.0 1.0 1150 0.001 70 38.0 20.1 3.6 9.3 1.5 0.2 .496 .441 .852 11.7 .211
17T Steve Smith 27 ATL 0.0 1.0 1150 0.001 72 39.1 20.1 3.3 4.2 0.9 0.3 .429 .335 .847 9.1 .154

Rookie of the Year

Voting Per Game Shooting Advanced
Rank Player Age Tm First Pts Won Pts Max Share G MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% WS WS/48
1 Allen Iverson 21 PHI 44.0 44.0 115 0.383 76 40.1 23.5 4.1 7.5 2.1 0.3 .416 .341 .702 4.1 .065
2 Stephon Marbury 19 MIN 35.0 35.0 115 0.304 67 34.7 15.8 2.7 7.8 1.0 0.3 .408 .354 .727 3.7 .077
3 Shareef Abdur-Rahim 20 VAN 25.0 25.0 115 0.217 80 35.0 18.7 6.9 2.2 1.0 1.0 .453 .259 .746 2.9 .049
4 Antoine Walker 20 BOS 6.0 6.0 115 0.052 82 36.2 17.5 9.0 3.2 1.3 0.6 .425 .327 .631 1.7 .027
5 Kerry Kittles 22 NJN 5.0 5.0 115 0.043 82 36.7 16.4 3.9 3.0 1.9 0.4 .426 .377 .771 6.9 .110

Defensive Player of the Year

Voting Per Game Shooting Advanced
Rank Player Age Tm First Pts Won Pts Max Share G MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% WS WS/48
1 Dikembe Mutombo 30 ATL 60.0 60.0 115 0.522 80 37.2 13.3 11.6 1.4 0.6 3.3 .527 .705 11.3 .183
2 Gary Payton 28 SEA 25.0 25.0 115 0.217 82 39.2 21.8 4.6 7.1 2.4 0.2 .476 .313 .715 12.9 .193
3 Mookie Blaylock 29 ATL 18.0 18.0 115 0.157 78 39.2 17.4 5.3 5.9 2.7 0.3 .432 .366 .753 12.5 .197
4 Scottie Pippen 31 CHI 4.0 4.0 115 0.035 82 37.7 20.2 6.5 5.7 1.9 0.5 .474 .368 .701 13.1 .203
5 Michael Jordan 33 CHI 3.0 3.0 115 0.026 82 37.9 29.6 5.9 4.3 1.7 0.5 .486 .374 .833 18.3 .283
6T Joe Dumars 33 DET 1.0 1.0 115 0.009 79 37.0 14.7 2.4 4.0 0.7 0.0 .440 .432 .867 8.8 .144
6T Mario Elie 33 HOU 1.0 1.0 115 0.009 78 34.4 11.7 3.0 4.0 1.2 0.2 .497 .420 .896 8.9 .159
6T Rick Fox 27 BOS 1.0 1.0 115 0.009 76 34.9 15.4 5.2 3.8 2.2 0.5 .456 .363 .787 5.2 .094
6T Horace Grant 31 ORL 1.0 1.0 115 0.009 67 37.3 12.6 9.0 2.4 1.5 1.0 .515 .167 .715 7.7 .148
6T Shawn Kemp 27 SEA 1.0 1.0 115 0.009 81 34.0 18.7 10.0 1.9 1.5 1.0 .510 .364 .742 10.0 .174

Sixth Man of the Year

Voting Per Game Shooting Advanced
Rank Player Age Tm First Pts Won Pts Max Share G MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% WS WS/48
1 John Starks 31 NYK 84.0 84.0 115 0.730 77 26.5 13.8 2.7 2.8 1.2 0.1 .431 .369 .769 5.8 .136
2 Toni Kukoc 28 CHI 7.0 7.0 115 0.061 57 28.2 13.2 4.6 4.5 1.1 0.5 .471 .331 .770 6.9 .204
3 Chris Gatling 29 TOT 6.0 6.0 115 0.052 47 27.3 19.0 7.9 0.6 0.8 0.7 .525 .167 .717 3.9 .145
4 Terry Mills 29 DET 5.0 5.0 115 0.043 79 25.3 10.8 4.8 1.3 0.4 0.3 .444 .422 .829 6.2 .148
5T Dell Curry 32 CHH 4.0 4.0 115 0.035 68 30.6 14.8 3.1 1.7 0.9 0.2 .459 .426 .803 3.8 .089
5T Sam Perkins 35 SEA 4.0 4.0 115 0.035 81 24.4 11.0 3.7 1.3 0.9 0.6 .439 .395 .817 7.1 .173
7T Isaac Austin 27 MIA 1.0 1.0 115 0.009 82 22.9 9.7 5.8 1.2 0.5 0.5 .502 .000 .664 4.0 .102
7T Mark Davis 23 PHI 1.0 1.0 115 0.009 75 22.7 8.5 4.3 1.8 1.1 0.4 .469 .258 .673 2.3 .065
7T Danny Manning 30 PHO 1.0 1.0 115 0.009 77 27.7 13.5 6.1 2.2 1.1 1.0 .536 .194 .721 5.2 .117
7T Bo Outlaw 25 LAC 1.0 1.0 115 0.009 82 26.8 7.6 5.5 1.9 1.1 1.7 .609 .000 .504 6.1 .133
7T Dominique Wilkins 37 SAS 1.0 1.0 115 0.009 63 30.9 18.2 6.4 1.9 0.6 0.5 .417 .293 .803 3.4 .083

Most Improved Player

Voting Per Game Shooting Advanced
Rank Player Age Tm First Pts Won Pts Max Share G MP PTS TRB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% WS WS/48
1 Isaac Austin 27 MIA 41.0 41.0 115 0.357 82 22.9 9.7 5.8 1.2 0.5 0.5 .502 .000 .664 4.0 .102
2 Doug Christie 26 TOR 17.0 17.0 115 0.148 81 38.6 14.5 5.3 3.9 2.5 0.6 .417 .384 .775 7.0 .107
3 Rasheed Wallace 22 POR 13.0 13.0 115 0.113 62 30.5 15.1 6.8 1.2 0.8 1.0 .558 .273 .638 6.4 .163
4 Voshon Lenard 23 MIA 9.0 9.0 115 0.078 73 28.9 12.3 3.0 2.2 0.7 0.2 .459 .414 .819 6.8 .155
5T Kendall Gill 28 NJN 7.0 7.0 115 0.061 82 39.0 21.8 6.1 4.0 1.9 0.6 .443 .336 .797 8.8 .132
5T Glen Rice 29 CHH 7.0 7.0 115 0.061 79 42.6 26.8 4.0 2.0 0.9 0.3 .477 .470 .867 10.8 .154
7 Lindsey Hunter 26 DET 5.0 5.0 115 0.043 82 36.9 14.2 2.8 1.9 1.6 0.3 .404 .355 .778 6.4 .101
8 Kevin Garnett 20 MIN 4.0 4.0 115 0.035 77 38.9 17.0 8.0 3.1 1.4 2.1 .499 .286 .754 7.3 .116
9T LaPhonso Ellis 26 DEN 3.0 3.0 115 0.026 55 36.4 21.9 7.0 2.4 0.8 0.7 .439 .367 .773 3.6 .087
9T Tom Gugliotta 27 MIN 3.0 3.0 115 0.026 81 38.7 20.6 8.7 4.1 1.6 1.1 .442 .258 .820 6.7 .103
11 David Wesley 26 BOS 2.0 2.0 115 0.017 74 40.4 16.8 3.6 7.3 2.2 0.2 .468 .360 .781 6.1 .097
12T Tim Hardaway 30 MIA 1.0 1.0 115 0.009 81 38.7 20.3 3.4 8.6 1.9 0.1 .415 .344 .799 12.9 .198
12T Eddie Jones 25 LAL 1.0 1.0 115 0.009 80 37.5 17.2 4.1 3.4 2.4 0.6 .438 .391 .819 9.6 .154
12T Rony Seikaly 31 ORL 1.0 1.0 115 0.009 74 35.3 17.3 9.5 1.2 0.7 1.4 .507 .000 .714 6.8 .125
12T Monty Williams 25 SAS 1.0 1.0 115 0.009 65 20.7 9.0 3.2 1.4 0.8 0.8 .509 .000 .645 1.2 .042