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

by June 07, 2018
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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:┬áKent Bazemore
  • Boston Celtics:┬áMarcus Smart
  • Brooklyn Nets:┬áRondae Hollis-Jefferson
  • Charlotte Hornets:┬áKemba Walker
  • Chicago Bulls:┬áBobby Portis
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James
  • Dallas Mavericks:┬áWesley Matthews
  • Denver Nuggets:┬áRichard Jefferson
  • Detroit Pistons:┬áAndre Drummond
  • Golden State Warriors:┬áDraymond Green
  • Houston Rockets:┬áPJ Tucker
  • Indiana Pacers:┬áVictor Oladipo
  • Los Angeles Clippers:┬áDeAndre Jordan
  • Los Angeles Lakers:┬áJulius Randle
  • Memphis Grizzlies:┬áMarc Gasol
  • Miami Heat:┬áUdonis Haslem
  • Milwaukee Bucks:┬áGiannis Antetokounmpo
  • Minnesota Timberwolves:┬áTaj Gibson
  • New Orleans Pelicans:┬áAnthony Davis
  • New York Knicks:┬áEnes Kanter
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Nick Collison
  • Orlando Magic:┬áMarreese Speights
  • Philadelphia 76ers:┬áTJ McConnell
  • Phoenix Suns:┬áAlan Williams
  • Portland Trail Blazers:┬áDamian Lillard
  • Sacramento Kings:┬áVince Carter
  • San Antonio Spurs:┬áLaMarcus Aldridge
  • Toronto Raptors:┬áKyle Lowry
  • Utah Jazz:┬áJae Crowder
  • Washington Wizards:┬áJohn Wall
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