James Harden Wins MVP, Donovan Mitchell Takes Rookie of the Year in NBPA Awards 🏆

by June 07, 2018

The National Basketball Players Association released its annual award winners, giving a glimpse at who players around the League feel brings it best on and off the court.

  • MVP: James Harden
  • People’s Champ (Best Use of Platform): LeBron James
  • Most Respected: Vince Carter
  • Best Side Hustle (Best Off-Court Endeavors): Russell Westbrook
  • Mr. Clutch: Damian Lillard
  • Sneaker Champ: PJ Tucker
  • Leader of the New School (Best Rookie): Donovan Mitchell
  • Locksmith (Best Defender): Rudy Gobert
  • Freshest (Fit King): Russell Westbrook
  • Toughest to Guard: James Harden
  • X-Factor (Best Off The Bench): Lou Williams

Each team had a player voted as its “backbone,” with the results below.

  • Atlanta Hawks: Kent Bazemore
  • Boston Celtics: Marcus Smart
  • Brooklyn Nets: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
  • Charlotte Hornets: Kemba Walker
  • Chicago Bulls: Bobby Portis
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James
  • Dallas Mavericks: Wesley Matthews
  • Denver Nuggets: Richard Jefferson
  • Detroit Pistons: Andre Drummond
  • Golden State Warriors: Draymond Green
  • Houston Rockets: PJ Tucker
  • Indiana Pacers: Victor Oladipo
  • Los Angeles Clippers: DeAndre Jordan
  • Los Angeles Lakers: Julius Randle
  • Memphis Grizzlies: Marc Gasol
  • Miami Heat: Udonis Haslem
  • Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Taj Gibson
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis
  • New York Knicks: Enes Kanter
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Nick Collison
  • Orlando Magic: Marreese Speights
  • Philadelphia 76ers: TJ McConnell
  • Phoenix Suns: Alan Williams
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard
  • Sacramento Kings: Vince Carter
  • San Antonio Spurs: LaMarcus Aldridge
  • Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry
  • Utah Jazz: Jae Crowder
  • Washington Wizards: John Wall