NBA announces Finalists for Player Awards

The NBA has announced the Finalists for the Player Awards of the 2016-2017 NBA season. For the first time the awards will be presented on an award show on June 26th live on TNT. Below is a list of all the finalists.

Kia NBA Most Valuable Player

  • James Harden, Houston Rockets
  • Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
  • Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA Coach of the Year

  • Mike D’Antoni, Houston Rockets
  • Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs
  • Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat

Kia NBA Rookie of the Year

  • Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Dario Saric, Philadelphia 76ers

Kia Most Improved Player

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
  • Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year

  • Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
  • Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
  • Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

Kia NBA Sixth Man Award

  • Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets
  • Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors
  • Lou Williams, Houston Rockets

Source: NBA.com