UPDATE: MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and the Sportsmanship award will be announced in a special pre-playoff show on Thursday, July 25 at 4:30 p.m. The other awards, including the all-2K League teams, will be announced during Wednesday’s playoff broadcast.
The NBA 2K League will present 10 major awards to honor top performers from the 2019 season, the league announced on Twitter.
NBA 2K League Awards season is here! We’ll roll out the categories here on Twitter over the coming days, with the nominees for each category to follow next week🏆 First up is the NBA 2K League All Rookie Team! Who would be your pick for the 5 best rookies in Season 2?
The league will reveal the categories on Twitter over the next several days and the nominees in each category next week. The awards so far revealed:
- All-Rookie Team
- Play of the Year
- All-Defensive Team
- All-NBA 2K League first and second teams
- Fan Engagement (team)
- Sportsmanship (player)
- Rookie of the Year
- Coach of the Year
- Defensive Player of the Year
To no one’s surprise, MVP, DPOY, and COY, three of last year’s six awards, will return once again this season, alongside several more community-expected awards, league sources told DIMER.
This season’s awards awards will be decided by players, team personnel, media, league on-air talent, fans, and/or NBA 2K League officials. Similar to last season, fans will have a chance to contribute to MVP voting as part of the league’s deal with Alienware.
Last year, the league handed out six combined player/team awards. OneWildWalnut took home MVP and Defensive Player of the Year Honors, while Pistons GT manager Duane Burton was named Coach of the year. Boo Painter, then of Wizards District Gaming, won the inaugural Play of the Year award.
More to come.
You can vote on the informal DIMER awards poll, covering several major expected awards, here.