Friday was the deadline for media members to vote for the annual J. Walter Kennedy Award, named for the NBA's second commissioner who served from 1963 to 1975.

The nominees for the award -- which is given to a player, coach or trainer who shows outstanding service to the community -- are Pau Gasol, Josh Smith, Jason Terry and JJ Reddick.

If Pistons center Greg Monroe and his mother, Norma, have their way, they will one day be nominated for the award.