NBA Awards 2017: Results & Award Winners

James Harden or Russell Westbrook will walk away with the NBA MVP trophy tonight. (Getty)

The first ever NBA Awards went off with a bang as award winners were announced for everything from MVP to Rookie of the Year. After months of waiting, Russell Westbrook won the NBA MVP award over James Harden.

Drake served as the host of the event. Prior to this year, the NBA announced each award shortly after the regular season. The NFL recently switched to a similar format of announcing their awards at a live awards show, and the NBA has followed suit.

Here’s a look at the awards that were handed out at the 2017 NBA Awards show.


NBA Awards 2017 Winners

NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP)
Winner: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

Rookie of the Year
Winner: Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Dario Saric, Philadelphia 76ers

Sixth Man of the Year
Winner: Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets
Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors
Lou Williams, Houston Rockets

Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year
Winner: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

Block of the Year (Fan Vote)
Winner: Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks
Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat

Dunk of the Year (Fan Vote)
Winner: Victor Oladipo, Oklahoma City Thunder
Larry Nance, LA Lakers
Zach LaVine, Minnesota Timberwolves

Lifetime Achievement Award: Bill Russell

Most Improved Player
Winner: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

Coach of the Year
Winner: Mike D’Antoni, Houston Rockets
Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs
Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat

NBA Executive of the Year: Bob Myers, Golden State Warriors

Performance of the Year (Fan Vote)
Winner: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors

Best Playoff Moment (Fan Vote)
Winner: Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics
John Wall, Washington Wizards

Defensive Player of the Year
Winner: Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors

Best Style (Fan Vote)
Winner: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
Iman Shumpert, Cleveland Cavs
Dwayne Wade, Chicago Bulls

Craig Sager Award: Monty Williams

Assist of the Year (Fan Vote)
Winner: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
Chris Paul, LA Clippers


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