Categories with major awards up for grabs will include Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and of course, the #Nba Mvp Award.
Two weeks after the NBA Finals and almost three months after the end of the 2016-17 regular season, the NBA will finally name its most valuable player and hand out other key honor Monday night at its first-ever live awards ceremony in New York City. The show will take place at Basketball City in Manhattan, New York and will be broadcast on TNT at 9 p.m.
Because of changes in the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement, Westbrook will be eligible for a Designated Player Extension - a five-year "supermax" deal worth more than $200 million that will make him the highest-paid player in league history.
Westbrook averaged 31.6 points, 10.4 assists and 10.7 rebounds per game wearing the Air Jordan XXXI ($185 via nike.com). The available live streams can be found on TNT Overtime and FuboTV. For ROY, nominees are Malcolm Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks, and teammates Joel Embiid and Dario Saric of the Philadelphia 76ers. With Russell Westbrook and James Harden battling for that top prize, which star will win?
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Eric Gordon was the frontrunner to win the Sixth Man of the Year, but he tailed off once fellow nominee Lou Williams became his teammate after the trade deadline. Westbrook also joins Robertson as the only two players to have averaged triple doubles for an entire season. On the other hand, Erick Spoelstra managed to turn around the Miami Heat's 11-30 record into 41-41 at the end of the season.
The finalists for Defensive Player of the Year are the Golden State Warriors' big man Draymond Green, the Spurs' Leonard and the Utah Jazz's center Rudy Gober, who is also a finalist for the Most Improved Player award. Rudy Gobert made leaps in becoming the best defensive center in the National Basketball Association while Nikola Jokic is arguably the best passing big man in the league today, but they are going to lose to the "Greek Freak" on Monday. The All-NBA Team was announced during the 2017 NBA Playoffs.