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2018 NBA award finalists revealed Raptors' guard Fred VanVleet candidate for Sixth Man of the Year

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Fred VanVleet (Getty Images)

The finalists for key NBA awards were announced Wednesday, with some surprising names making the final lists.

Rookie of the Year and MVP seem like the most compelling races this year. Toronto Raptors' super sub Fred VanVleet was also officially named a finalist for Sixth Man of the Year. Fans can find out the winners when the 2018 NBA Awards Show takes place June 25.

Here's a look at the finalists in each category:

Rookie of the Year

Ben Simmons, 76ers

Donovan Mitchell, Jazz

Jayson Tatum, Celtics

Most Improved Player

Victor Oladipo, Pacers

Clint Capela, Rockets

Spencer Dinwiddie, Nets

Sixth Man

Lou Williams, Clippers

Eric Gordon, Rockets

Fred Van Vleet, Raptors

Coach of the Year

Dwane Casey, Raptors

Brad Stevens, Celtics

Quin Snyder, Jazz

Defensive Player of the Year

Anthony Davis, Pelicans

Joel Embiid, 76ers

Rudy Gobert, Jazz

MVP

Anthony Davis, Pelicans

James Harden, Rockets

LeBron James, Cavaliers

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