Round nine saw the best continue to pull away from the rest on the NBL ladder, as the Kings moved three wins clear in top spot. It's a very different story in our NBL award leaders, though, as there were plenty of tough decisions across the board. For the second straight week we have a new MVP leader, with team success and individual excellence from the newest King making a compelling case. The Best Sixth Man race continues to be shaken up by the league's coaches, as nominees find themselves in and out of the starting lineups. And while the leaders held firm in the other major awards, there were plenty of strong challenges from their fellow contenders.