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PBT Podcast: MVP, Rookie of Year, NBA Midseason Awards breakdown

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James Harden or LeBron James for MVP?

Is Ben Simmons the runaway Rookie of the Year, or has Donovan Mitchell made a good enough case to take the award?

Is anyone the frontrunner for Defensive Player of the Year?

The NBA has reached the midway of the season, Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman of NBC Sports break down their end-of-season awards ballots to this point — knowing that even if Harden is the MVP right now his hamstring issue could hand the award to LeBron. The pair get into all the big awards, plus who would make the All-NBA team as of today (that gets wide open by the third team).

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