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1997-98 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 Michael Jordan 34 CHI 92.0 1084.0 1160 0.934 82 38.8 28.7 5.8 3.5 1.7 0.5 .465 .238 .784 15.8 .238
2 Karl Malone 34 UTA 20.0 842.0 1160 0.726 81 37.4 27.0 10.3 3.9 1.2 0.9 .530 .333 .761 16.4 .259
3 Gary Payton 29 SEA 3.0 431.0 1160 0.372 82 38.4 19.2 4.6 8.3 2.3 0.2 .453 .338 .744 12.5 .190
4 Shaquille O'Neal 25 LAL 1.0 311.0 1160 0.268 60 36.3 28.3 11.4 2.4 0.7 2.4 .584 .527 10.2 .224
5 Tim Duncan 21 SAS 0.0 148.0 1160 0.128 82 39.1 21.1 11.9 2.7 0.7 2.5 .549 .000 .662 12.8 .192
6 Tim Hardaway 31 MIA 0.0 71.0 1160 0.061 81 37.4 18.9 3.7 8.3 1.7 0.2 .431 .351 .781 11.7 .185
7 David Robinson 32 SAS 0.0 36.0 1160 0.031 73 33.7 21.6 10.6 2.7 0.9 2.6 .511 .250 .735 13.8 .269
8 Vin Baker 26 SEA 0.0 24.0 1160 0.021 82 35.9 19.2 8.0 1.9 1.1 1.0 .542 .143 .591 10.4 .169
9 Grant Hill 25 DET 0.0 23.0 1160 0.020 81 40.7 21.1 7.7 6.8 1.8 0.7 .452 .143 .740 10.2 .149
10 Scottie Pippen 32 CHI 0.0 14.0 1160 0.012 44 37.5 19.1 5.2 5.8 1.8 1.0 .447 .318 .777 6.6 .193
11 Glen Rice 30 CHH 0.0 7.0 1160 0.006 82 40.2 22.3 4.3 2.2 0.9 0.3 .457 .433 .849 9.3 .136
12 Antoine Walker 21 BOS 0.0 6.0 1160 0.005 82 39.9 22.4 10.2 3.3 1.7 0.7 .423 .312 .645 4.7 .070
13T Jason Kidd 24 PHO 0.0 5.0 1160 0.004 82 38.0 11.6 6.2 9.1 2.0 0.3 .416 .313 .799 8.0 .123
13T John Stockton 35 UTA 0.0 5.0 1160 0.004 64 29.0 12.0 2.6 8.5 1.4 0.2 .528 .429 .827 8.0 .206
15 Mitch Richmond 32 SAC 0.0 3.0 1160 0.003 70 36.7 23.2 3.3 4.0 1.3 0.2 .445 .389 .864 7.9 .148
16T Reggie Miller 32 IND 0.0 2.0 1160 0.002 81 34.5 19.5 2.9 2.1 1.0 0.1 .477 .429 .868 12.0 .206
16T Rik Smits 31 IND 0.0 2.0 1160 0.002 73 28.6 16.7 6.9 1.4 0.5 1.2 .495 .000 .783 6.1 .141
18T Michael Finley 24 DAL 0.0 1.0 1160 0.001 82 41.4 21.5 5.3 4.9 1.6 0.4 .449 .357 .784 7.5 .106
18T Rod Strickland 31 WAS 0.0 1.0 1160 0.001 76 39.7 17.8 5.3 10.5 1.7 0.3 .434 .250 .726 8.1 .129

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 Tim Duncan 21 SAS 113.0 113.0 116 0.974 82 39.1 21.1 11.9 2.7 0.7 2.5 .549 .000 .662 12.8 .192
2 Keith Van Horn 22 NJN 3.0 3.0 116 0.026 62 37.5 19.7 6.6 1.7 1.0 0.4 .426 .308 .846 4.8 .098

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 31 ATL 39.0 39.0 116 0.336 82 35.6 13.4 11.4 1.0 0.4 3.4 .537 .670 10.8 .177
2 Gary Payton 29 SEA 37.0 37.0 116 0.319 82 38.4 19.2 4.6 8.3 2.3 0.2 .453 .338 .744 12.5 .190
3 David Robinson 32 SAS 10.0 10.0 116 0.086 73 33.7 21.6 10.6 2.7 0.9 2.6 .511 .250 .735 13.8 .269
4 Michael Jordan 34 CHI 6.0 6.0 116 0.052 82 38.8 28.7 5.8 3.5 1.7 0.5 .465 .238 .784 15.8 .238
5T Mookie Blaylock 30 ATL 4.0 4.0 116 0.034 70 38.6 13.2 4.9 6.7 2.6 0.3 .392 .269 .709 5.6 .099
5T Tim Duncan 21 SAS 4.0 4.0 116 0.034 82 39.1 21.1 11.9 2.7 0.7 2.5 .549 .000 .662 12.8 .192
5T Bo Outlaw 26 ORL 4.0 4.0 116 0.034 82 36.0 9.5 7.8 2.6 1.3 2.2 .554 .250 .575 7.6 .124
5T Dennis Rodman 36 CHI 4.0 4.0 116 0.034 80 35.7 4.7 15.0 2.9 0.6 0.2 .431 .174 .550 7.8 .131
9T Anthony Mason 31 CHH 2.0 2.0 116 0.017 81 38.9 12.8 10.2 4.2 0.8 0.2 .509 .000 .649 9.3 .141
9T Scottie Pippen 32 CHI 2.0 2.0 116 0.017 44 37.5 19.1 5.2 5.8 1.8 1.0 .447 .318 .777 6.6 .193
11T Kevin Garnett 21 MIN 1.0 1.0 116 0.009 82 39.3 18.5 9.6 4.2 1.7 1.8 .491 .188 .738 9.6 .143
11T Kendall Gill 29 NJN 1.0 1.0 116 0.009 81 33.7 13.4 4.8 2.5 1.9 0.8 .429 .257 .688 5.9 .104
11T Horace Grant 32 ORL 1.0 1.0 116 0.009 76 36.9 12.1 8.1 2.3 1.1 1.0 .459 .000 .678 7.1 .122
11T Brevin Knight 22 CLE 1.0 1.0 116 0.009 80 31.0 9.0 3.2 8.2 2.5 0.2 .441 .000 .801 8.4 .163

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 Danny Manning 31 PHO 57.0 57.0 116 0.491 70 25.6 13.5 5.6 2.0 1.0 0.7 .516 .000 .739 6.5 .174
2 Kobe Bryant 19 LAL 31.0 31.0 116 0.267 79 26.0 15.4 3.1 2.5 0.9 0.5 .428 .341 .794 6.3 .147
3 Dale Ellis 37 SEA 21.0 21.0 116 0.181 79 24.5 11.8 2.3 1.1 0.8 0.1 .497 .464 .782 6.0 .149
4 John Starks 32 NYK 3.0 3.0 116 0.026 82 26.7 12.9 2.8 2.7 1.0 0.1 .393 .327 .787 4.6 .101
5 Jerry Stackhouse 23 TOT 2.0 2.0 116 0.017 79 32.2 15.8 3.4 3.1 1.1 0.7 .435 .241 .787 4.7 .089
6T Michael Curry 29 MIL 1.0 1.0 116 0.009 82 24.1 6.6 1.2 1.7 0.7 0.2 .469 .444 .835 2.9 .071
6T Tracy Murray 26 WAS 1.0 1.0 116 0.009 82 27.2 15.1 3.4 1.0 0.8 0.3 .446 .392 .871 6.5 .139

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 Alan Henderson 25 ATL 33.0 33.0 116 0.284 69 29.0 14.3 6.4 1.1 0.6 0.5 .485 .500 .652 6.0 .144
2 Corliss Williamson 24 SAC 25.0 25.0 116 0.216 79 35.7 17.7 5.6 2.9 1.0 0.6 .495 .000 .630 4.4 .076
3 Donyell Marshall 24 GSW 24.0 24.0 116 0.207 73 35.8 15.4 8.6 2.2 1.3 1.0 .414 .313 .731 4.2 .078
4T Nick Anderson 30 ORL 6.0 6.0 116 0.052 58 29.3 15.3 5.1 2.1 1.2 0.4 .455 .360 .638 5.3 .149
4T Michael Finley 24 DAL 6.0 6.0 116 0.052 82 41.4 21.5 5.3 4.9 1.6 0.4 .449 .357 .784 7.5 .106
6 Theo Ratliff 24 TOT 5.0 5.0 116 0.043 82 29.8 9.9 6.7 0.7 0.6 3.1 .513 .701 6.7 .132
7 Kobe Bryant 19 LAL 3.0 3.0 116 0.026 79 26.0 15.4 3.1 2.5 0.9 0.5 .428 .341 .794 6.3 .147
8T Vin Baker 26 SEA 2.0 2.0 116 0.017 82 35.9 19.2 8.0 1.9 1.1 1.0 .542 .143 .591 10.4 .169
8T Lamond Murray 24 LAC 2.0 2.0 116 0.017 79 32.6 15.4 6.1 1.8 1.5 0.7 .481 .353 .748 4.9 .092
8T Bo Outlaw 26 ORL 2.0 2.0 116 0.017 82 36.0 9.5 7.8 2.6 1.3 2.2 .554 .250 .575 7.6 .124
8T Antoine Walker 21 BOS 2.0 2.0 116 0.017 82 39.9 22.4 10.2 3.3 1.7 0.7 .423 .312 .645 4.7 .070
8T John Wallace 23 TOR 2.0 2.0 116 0.017 82 28.8 14.0 4.5 1.3 0.8 1.2 .478 .500 .717 1.5 .031
13T Matt Geiger 28 CHH 1.0 1.0 116 0.009 78 23.6 11.3 6.7 1.0 0.9 1.1 .505 .091 .712 5.9 .154
13T Karl Malone 34 UTA 1.0 1.0 116 0.009 81 37.4 27.0 10.3 3.9 1.2 0.9 .530 .333 .761 16.4 .259
13T Jalen Rose 25 IND 1.0 1.0 116 0.009 82 20.8 9.4 2.4 1.9 0.7 0.2 .478 .342 .728 3.3 .092
13T Rod Strickland 31 WAS 1.0 1.0 116 0.009 76 39.7 17.8 5.3 10.5 1.7 0.3 .434 .250 .726 8.1 .129