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LeBron James, Cavaliers
No one dominates as many facets of the game as James, the most complete player since Oscar Robertson.

Rookie of the Year

O.J. Mayo, Grizzlies
Mayo's feathery jump shot (38.7% from three-point range) gives him the edge over Bulls guard Derrick Rose.

Defensive Player of the Year

Kevin Garnett, Celtics
KG's quarterbacking helps make a team of mostly average defenders the league's toughest unit.

Most Improved

Devin Harris, Nets
Who would have thought last February, when the Mavericks swapped Jason Kidd for Harris, that Harris would be the All-Star?

Sixth Man

Jason Terry, Mavericks
Averaging 19.9 points at week's end, the combo guard gets the nod over Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko.

Coach of the Year

Stan Van Gundy, Magic
He helped turn Jameer Nelson into an All-Star point guard and Rashard Lewis into an All-Star power forward.

Executive of the Year

Mark Warkentien, Nuggets
Resurgent Denver is no longer looking to rebuild after his bold swap of Allen Iverson for Chauncey Billups.

All-NBA First Team

F LeBron James, Cavaliers
F Tim Duncan, Spurs
C Dwight Howard, Magic
G Chris Paul, Hornets
G Kobe Bryant, Lakers

All-NBA Second Team

F Kevin Garnett, Celtics
F Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks
C Yao Ming, Rockets
G Chauncey Billups, Nuggets
G Dwyane Wade, Heat

All-NBA Third Team

F Paul Pierce, Celtics
F Amar'e Stoudemire, Suns
C Shaquille O'Neal, Suns
G Tony Parker, Spurs
G Joe Johnson, Hawks