Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP

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The show featured rapper Drake as the host, and he began the night telling a monologue full of jokes clearly written for him, some of which hit and some of which fell quite flat. The TNT ratings will tell the story. The post-draft show will announce all of the major end of the year awards and here are a few names you should look out for in each category.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was named the Most Valuable Player in the National Basketball Association for the 2016-17 season Monday night.

Besides, Westbrook was in a tough position compared to former teammate Kevin Durant. He averaged 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per game.

Monday we have the NBA Awards.

He then turned his attention to his family.

"I'm overwhelmed with joy right now", Westbrook said. "We stuck together, and that's the thing I'm most proud about". "I'm gone. It's the past".

He's the first MVP to come from a team that failed to win 50 games since Hall of Famer Moses Malone garnered the award on the 46-win Houston Rockets in 1982. "I can't really control that, what they say", Russell said Monday. It was a rejuvenation for the 66-year-old after failed stints with the Knicks and Lakers. He was the obvious best example of instant offense off anyone's bench, averaging 16.2 for the high-powered, high-octane Rockets.

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Mike D'Antoni proved everyone wrong by taking a Dwight Howard-less Rockets to the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs. "But that's not New York's way". He beat out San Antonio's Gregg Popovich and Miami's Erik Spoelstra.

Green's defensive versatility at his size - with the ability to guard all five positions - has allowed the Warriors to thrive with their small-ball lineup.

Gordon beat out Rockets teammate Lou Williams and former National Basketball Association finals MVP Andre Iguodala for the award given to the league's top player off the bench. Rudy Gobert of Utah was the other finalist.

Philadelphia's Dario Saric and Brogdon were unanimously selected to the All-Rookie first team.

Brogdon was the No. 36 overall selection out of Virginia. "I'm just looking forward to this opportunity because I have a lot left in the tank". If it not for the existence of Kawhi Leonard, Draymond might be looking at his third consecutive DPOY.

"We just had an unbelievable year", Gordon said. A big concern with Gordon heading into the season was injuries, but he played 75 games - the most since his rookie campaign in 2008-09.

D'Antoni, who also won the award while coaching Phoenix, followed Rockets guard Eric Gordon's win for Sixth Man of the Year. The others are the Bucks' Giannis Anteokounmpo who led his team in rebounds, assists, points, blocks and steals, and Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic.

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