The NBA released the names of the finalists for all their awards this weekend and there isn't one Celtic nominated. No Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown as a Most Improved moment. No Brad Stevens for Coach of the Year. But the big omission at least to Celtics fans (and players) was that Marcus Smart again was not a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year. It seems like in recent years the award has favored big men almost exclusively. Is Marcus Smart getting screwed here or are Giannis, Gobert, and Anthony Davis simply better defenders than him?
Regarding the finalists, my guess is the NBA picks Anthony Davis.