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SI.com's Ian Thomsen, Marty Burns and Jack McCallum are among the media members who cast official ballots for the NBA's top performers. We asked each to reveal their picks for MVP as well as the other individual awards. Here is a synopsis:

--Thomsen: MVP -- Kobe Bryant; Rookie of the Year -- Kevin Durant; Coach of the Year -- Doc Rivers; Sixth Man Award -- Manu Ginobili; Most Improved Player -- Chris Paul; Defensive Player of the Year -- Kevin Garnett.

--Burns: MVP -- Kevin Garnett; Rookie of the Year -- Al Horford; Coach of the Year -- Phil Jackson; Sixth Man Award -- Manu Ginobili; Most Improved Player -- Al Jefferson; Defensive Player of the Year -- Kevin Garnett.

--McCallum: MVP -- Kobe Bryant; Rookie of the Year -- Kevin Durant; Coach of the Year -- Byron Scott; Sixth Man Award -- Manu Ginobili; Most Improved Player -- Chris Paul; Defensive Player of the Year -- Kevin Garnett.

Now it's your turn. Is this the year Kobe wins his first MVP? Who is your pick in the competitive Coach of the Year race? Where did SI.com's writers get it right and wrong? Weigh in with your thoughts below.

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