The J Notes’ NBA Year-End Awards for the 2015-16 Season

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Apr 7, 2015; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) attempts to steal the ball from San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports /

The Purple & Blues crew takes a time-out from complaining about the Utah Jazz missing the NBA Playoffs to give its year-end awards to the best players in the Association during the 2015-16 season.

‘Tis the season for year-end awards in the NBA. The 2015-16 campaign has featured some great performances and the league has already recognized some of them by naming its Defensive Player of the Year (Kawhi Leonard), Most Improved Player (C.J. McCollum) and Sixth Man of the Year (Jamal Crawford).

Seeing as how the Utah Jazz received an early vacation once again this year, instead of breaking down a Jazz-Warriors first-round playoff series, the Purple & Blues crew got together and assembled ballots to hand out our own year-end awards for the season that was in the NBA.

There were deathmatches in the nude, hurt feelings, Cyndi Lauper song-offs, limb amputations and one epic pillow fight. It was weird.

In the end, though, we were able to cast our votes and the results are finally in. The voting panel included myself, Purple & Blues contributors Greg Foster, Jared Woodcox and Karthik Narayanan, as well as P&B alum Jared Barker.

So, without further ado, here are the Purple & Blues 2015-16 NBA Year-End Awards. Please direct all dissenting opinions to the complaint department.

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