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Our picks: The NBA award winners are ... unclear

It was so easy last year.

Stephen Curry was the unanimous Most Valuable Player, Karl-Anthony Towns was the unanimous Rookie of the Year, and most of the other NBA award races turned out to be very one-sided when the votes were counted.

That was then.

Here's this year's reality: When three NBA writers from The Associated Press made their picks, we were unanimous on nothing. And in two of six categories, everybody voted for someone different.

For the first time, the NBA will release all the award results on the same night — in a televised special June 26 in New York, instead of revealing winners sporadically throughout the playoffs.

And this year, intrigue...

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