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ESPN.com's NBA awards

No doubt, this will be the most interesting awards season the NBA has seen in a long time.

How do we know? Because our half-dozen writers have picked three different Rookie of the Year candidates, five for Most Improved, three for Sixth Man, three Coach of the Year candidates, five for Defensive Player, and three different MVPs.

Want some consensus? You've come to the wrong place.

Here, then, are our many choices for the best and brightest of 2004-05: