Dan Feldman: Jordan Clarkson
Jordan Clarkson is the runaway favorite for this award, and he’s my choice so far. Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen barely trails Clarkson for this mid-season honor, though – now a starter – he won’t be eligible for the year-end-award.
Backup Bulls forward Thaddeus Young could really catch Clarkson by the end of the season. Clarkson’s scoring puts him in prime position with actual voters.