New York, June 27, 2017 – The inaugural NBA Awards on TNT were held earlier this morning. Hosted by Drake, the show celebrated top performers from the 2016-17 season and honored other NBA luminaries.
The list of NBA Awards winners and voting totals where applicable are below. Individual ballots for the NBA’s annual media-voted awards will be posted on NBA.com/official on Tuesday, June 27 – the fourth straight year those ballots will be made public after being tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.
Kia NBA Most Valuable Player: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder | Voting Totals
Kia NBA Rookie of the Year: Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks | Voting Totals
Kia NBA Most Improved Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks | Voting Totals
Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors | Voting Totals
Kia NBA Sixth Man Award: Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets | Voting Totals
NBA Coach of the Year: Mike D’Antoni, Houston Rockets | Voting Totals
NBA EXECUTIVE-VOTED AWARD
NBA Basketball Executive of the Year: Bob Myers, Golden State Warriors | Voting Totals
Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks | Voting Totals
NBA Sportsmanship Award: Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets | Voting Totals
Season long NBA Cares Community Assist Award Presented by Kaiser Permanente: Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics
Performance of the Year: Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson scores 60 in three quarters vs. Indiana Pacers
Game Winner of the Year: Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook vs. Denver Nuggets
Dunk of the Year: Oklahoma City Thunder’s Victor Oladipo vs. Atlanta Hawks
Block of the Year: San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard vs. Houston Rockets
Best Playoff Moment: Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant vs. Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of The Finals
Best Style: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
SPECIAL NBA AWARDS HONORS
Lifetime Achievement Award: Bill Russell, Boston Celtics legend
Sager Strong Award: Monty Williams, San Antonio Spurs
Hustle Stats Award: Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets
Jr. NBA Coach of the Year: Carrie Berran of Eagan, Minn.