NBA Awards 2017: Complete Winners List
Drake hosted and Nicki Minaj performed at the inaugural awards show.
The inaugural NBA Awards aired Monday night on TNT, handing out honors to the most valuable players, rookies and moments in professional basketball.
The show, hosted by Drake, also featured performances by Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz, along with a special appearance by Will Ferrell in a sketch to open up the awards show. Drake even spoofed the horror film Get Out with a bit of his own.
Monty Williams received the inaugural Sager Strong Award, along with a replica of the brightly colored blazer that Sager wore at the 2016 ESPY Awards. Russell Westbrook took home the MVP award, the Rockets' Mike D'Antoni was voted coach of the year and Bill Russell was honored with the lifetime achievement award.
See the rest of the winners below.
Kia NBA Most Valuable Player: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
Kia NBA Rookie of the Year: Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks
Kia NBA Most Improved Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
Kia NBA Sixth Man Award: Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets
NBA Coach of the Year: Mike D’Antoni, Houston Rockets
NBA EXECUTIVE-VOTED AWARD
NBA Basketball Executive of the Year: Bob Myers, Golden State Warriors
Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
NBA Sportsmanship Award: Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets
Seasonlong 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
Assist of the Year: Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green to Stephen Curry to Kevin Durant vs. Indiana Pacers
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.