First Ever NBA Award Nominees & Winners (Complete List)

First Ever NBA Award Nominees & Winners (Complete List) 

Posted: 10:20 pm Monday, June 26th, 2017

By cmgorlando

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 26: Host Drake speaks on stage during the 2017 NBA Awards Live On TNT on June 26, 2017 in New York City. 27111_001 (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for TNT )

June 26th 2017 marked the first ever NBA Awards.

Hosted by Drake, the awards covered a variety of categories from Rookie of the Year to Coach of the Year.

Check out the complete list of nominees and winners below:

NBA Sportsmanship Award

Kemba Walker


NBA Cares Community Assist Award

Isaiah Thomas



Oklahoma City’s Victor Oladipo vs. Atlanta



San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard vs. Houston



Golden State’s Draymond Green to StephenCurry to Kevin Durant


Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award

Dirk Nowitzki


Kia NBA Sixth Man Award

Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets


Kia NBA Rookie of the Year

Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks


Lifetime Achievement Awards

Bill Russell


Kia NBA Most Valuable Player

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder


NBA Coach of the Year

Mike D’Antoni, Houston Rockets


Sager Strong Award

Monty Williams


Kia Most Improved Player

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks


NBA Basketball Executive of the Year

The winner will be announced on June 26.


Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors


NBA All-Rookie Team

Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks

Dario Saric, Philadelphia 76ers

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings

Willy Hernangomez, New York Knicks


NBA All-Defensive Team

Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

Chris Paul, LA Clippers

Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets



Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook vs. Denver



Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook vs. Denver



Golden State’s Klay Thompson scores 60 in three quarters vs. Indiana



Golden State’s Kevin Durant hits pull-up 3-pointer late in Game 3 of The Finals.