1969-70 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1970

NBA Champion: New York Knicks

NBA Finals:  Los Angeles Lakers (W)  3  New York Knicks (E)  4

NBA Finals MVP: Willis Reed (New York Knicks)

Main players: Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, Dave DeBusschere (New York Knicks), Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor (Los Angeles Lakers).

Best players for the 1969-70 season

Regular Season MVP: Willis Reed (New York Knicks).

All-NBA first team: Walt Frazier (New York Knicks), Jerry West (Los Angeles Lakers), Billy Cunningham (Philadelphia 76ers), Connie Hawkins (Phoenix Suns), Willis Reed (New York Knicks).

All-NBA second team: Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals), Lou Hudson (Atlanta Hawks), John Havlicek (Boston Celtics), Gus Johnson (Baltimore Bullets), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsJerry WestPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers31.2
ReboundsElvin HayesC/PFSan Diego Rockets16.9
AssistsLenny WilkensPGSeattle SuperSonics9.1
EfficiencyJerry WestPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers24.6

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1969-70 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar820.511.44/22.0751.8--/----5.91/9.0665.20.20.1------0.4
Elvin Hayes820.511.15/24.6345.3--/----5.22/7.5968.80.20.0------0.3
Billy Cunningham810.59.90/21.1146.9--/----6.30/8.6472.90.20.1------0.3
Jerry West740.611.23/22.6149.7--/----8.74/10.6182.40.10.1------0.4
Connie Hawkins810.58.75/17.8649.0--/----7.12/9.1577.80.10.1------0.3
Wes Unseld820.56.41/12.3851.8--/----3.33/5.2263.80.20.0------0.2
Willis Reed810.58.67/17.1050.7--/----4.33/5.7375.60.20.0------0.3
John Havlicek810.59.09/19.5746.4--/----6.02/7.1484.30.10.1------0.3
Walt Frazier770.57.79/15.0451.8--/----5.31/7.1074.80.10.1------0.3
Bill Bridges820.55.40/11.3747.5--/----4.04/5.5073.50.20.1------0.2

Best defensive players for the 1969-70 season

All-Defensive first team: Walt Frazier (New York Knicks), Jerry West (Los Angeles Lakers), Gus Johnson (Baltimore Bullets), Dave DeBusschere (New York Knicks), Willis Reed (New York Knicks).

All-Defensive second team: Jerry Sloan (Chicago Bulls), John Havlicek (Boston Celtics), Joe Caldwell (Atlanta Hawks), Bill Bridges (Atlanta Hawks), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1969-70 season

Rookie of the Year: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks).

All-Rookies first team: Jo Jo White (Boston Celtics), Mike Davis (Baltimore Bullets), Dick Garrett (Los Angeles Lakers), Bob Dandridge (Milwaukee Bucks), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks).

1970 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Lenny WilkensPGSeattle SuperSonics
Flynn RobinsonPGMilwaukee Bucks
Jerry WestPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers
Jimmy WalkerSGDetroit Pistons
Dick Van ArsdaleSG/SFPhoenix Suns
Jeff MullinsSG/SFSan Francisco Warriors
Elgin BaylorSFLos Angeles Lakers
Chet WalkerSF/PFChicago Bulls
Connie HawkinsPF/CPhoenix Suns
Nate Thurmond*PF/CSan Francisco Warriors
Bob RulePF/CSeattle SuperSonics
Elvin HayesC/PFSan Diego Rockets
Kareem Abdul-JabbarCMilwaukee Bucks

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Walt FrazierPGNew York Knicks
Oscar RobertsonPGCincinnati Royals
Tom Van ArsdaleSG/SFCincinnati Royals
Lou HudsonSG/SFAtlanta Hawks
Hal GreerSG/SFPhiladelphia 76ers
Joe CaldwellSF/SGAtlanta Hawks
John HavlicekSF/SGBoston Celtics
Gus JohnsonSFBaltimore Bullets
Dave DeBusscherePFNew York Knicks
Bill BridgesPF/CAtlanta Hawks
Billy CunninghamPF/CPhiladelphia 76ers
Willis ReedC/PFNew York Knicks

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Willis Reed (New York Knicks).