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

 

#DunkOfTheYear

Oklahoma City’s Victor Oladipo vs. Atlanta

 

#BlockOfTheYear

San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard vs. Houston

 

#AssistOfTheYear

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

 

#BestStyle

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook vs. Denver

 

#GameWinnerOfTheYear

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook vs. Denver

 

#PerformanceOfTheYear

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

 

#BestPlayoffMoment

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

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