Time to hand out some NBA awards

Howard takes home two honors on Hollinger's ballot (PER Diem: April 11, 2011)

Updated: April 11, 2011, 11:39 AM ET
By John Hollinger |
Howard/RoseFernando Medina/NBAE/Getty ImagesDwight Howard is first on Hollinger's MVP ballot, but will he hold off Derrick Rose for the actual trophy?

It's been an unusually interesting regular season when you break it all down, even if its conclusion has left us more perplexed than ever entering the playoffs. I count exactly one contending team that could honestly say it's peaking right now, while three of the four biggest favorites have positively cratered down the stretch.