1971-72 NBA & ABA Awards Voting

1955-56 through 1979-1980: Voting was done by players. Rules prohibited player from voting for himself or any teammate.
1980-81 to present: Voting conducted by media.

Voting tallies for seasons 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1970-71, and 1978-79 are incomplete.

NBA Most Valuable Player

NBA Most Valuable Player Table
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
1Kareem Abdul-Jabbar24MIL81.0581.09000.6468144.234.816.64.6.574.68925.4.340
2Jerry West33LAL44.0393.09000.4377738.625.84.29.7.477.81413.3.216
3Wilt Chamberlain35LAL36.0294.09000.3278242.314.819.24.0.649.42215.8.219
4John Havlicek31BOS1.065.09000.0728245.127.58.27.5.458.83412.4.162
5Spencer Haywood22SEA2.049.09000.0547343.426.212.72.0.461.8198.7.131
6Bob Love29CHI1.029.09000.0327939.325.86.61.6.442.7847.5.115
7Dave Cowens23BOS2.028.09000.0317940.318.815.23.1.484.72010.4.156
8Nate Thurmond30GSW1.024.09000.0277843.121.416.12.9.432.7439.0.128
9Bob Lanier23DET2.021.09000.0238038.725.714.23.1.493.7688.4.130
10Dave DeBusschere31NYK1.020.09000.0228038.415.411.33.6.427.7284.8.075
11Walt Frazier26NYK1.019.09000.0217740.623.26.75.8.512.80814.5.223
12Archie Clark30TOT0.017.09000.0197742.725.23.58.0.470.77111.0.160
13Jerry Lucas31NYK0.014.09000.0167738.016.713.14.1.512.79111.2.184
14Paul Silas28PHO1.011.09000.0128038.517.511.94.3.470.77311.0.172
15TTiny Archibald23CIN2.010.09000.0117643.128.22.99.2.486.82212.9.189
15TOscar Robertson33MIL1.010.09000.0116437.317.45.07.7.472.8368.3.167
17TConnie Hawkins29PHO1.05.09000.0067636.821.08.33.9.459.8079.6.165
17TElvin Hayes26HOU1.05.09000.0068242.225.214.63.3.434.6497.3.101
17TCazzie Russell27GSW1.05.09000.0067936.721.45.43.1.455.8337.3.120
17TSidney Wicks22POR1.05.09000.0068239.624.511.54.3.427.7102.3.034
21TBilly Cunningham28PHI0.03.09000.0037538.723.312.25.9.461.7128.3.137
21TGail Goodrich28LAL0.03.09000.0038237.125.93.64.5.487.85012.3.194
21TPete Maravich24ATL0.03.09000.0036634.919.33.96.0.427.8114.2.088
21TJerry Sloan29CHI0.03.09000.0038237.016.28.42.6.444.6607.2.114
25TWalt Bellamy32ATL0.01.09000.0018238.918.612.83.2.545.58510.3.155
25TBill Bradley28NYK0.01.09000.0017835.615.13.24.0.465.8495.4.094
25TFred Carter26TOT0.01.09000.0017928.013.64.12.7.438.6211.8.040

ABA Most Valuable Player

ABA Most Valuable Player Table
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
1Artis Gilmore22KEN30.030.0430.6988443.623.817.82.75.0.598.64619.8.259
2Dan Issel23KEN7.07.0430.1638343.030.611.22.3.486.273.78513.5.181
3Zelmo Beaty32UTS6.06.0430.1408437.323.613.21.5.539.000.82915.1.232

Rookie of the Year

Rookie of the Year Table
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
1Sidney Wicks22POR77.077.01150.6708239.624.511.54.3.427.7102.3.034
2Elmore Smith22BUF21.021.01150.1837840.817.315.21.4.454.5341.5.022
3Austin Carr23CLE9.09.01150.0784335.821.23.53.4.426.7601.0.030
4Clifford Ray23CHI5.05.01150.0438222.87.010.63.1.499.6158.7.222
5Curtis Rowe22DET2.02.01150.0178232.511.38.51.2.460.6692.3.041
6Mike Newlin23HOU1.01.01150.0098218.27.62.81.6.414.7501.6.050
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