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NBA awards watch: MVP, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year and more

Giannis Antetokounmpo is in prime position to win another MVP. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

As we hit the halfway point of the 2021-22 NBA season, it's time to check back in and assess where things stand with the award races, from MVP and Rookie of the Year to Sixth Man of the Year and Most Improved Player.

Who are front-runners? What has changed? And which long shots still have a chance to sneak in there?

Here's where things stand a month away from All-Star Weekend in Cleveland.