NBPA Announces 2017 Players Voice Award Winners
On Friday, the National Basketball Players Association announced their 2017 Players Voice Award Winners, acknowledging many of the league’s great players.
Russell Westbrook was the big winner, taking home the Most Valuable Player, Hardest to Guard, and Best Dressed awards. Former Toronto Raptors star Vince Carter was named Most Influential Veteran, while LeBron James won the Global Impact award.
This is the third year of these awards. 14 were handed out along with 30 Best Teammate awards given out to one player on each NBA team.
Other players who won awards included:
- Best Rookie – Malcolm Brogdon (MIL)
- Comeback Player of the Year – Joel Embiid (PHI)
- Best Off the Bench – Lou Williams (LAL/HOU)
- Best Defender – Kawhi Leonard (SAS)
- Player You Secretly Wish Was On Your Team – LeBron James (CLE)
- Home Court Advantage – Golden State Warriors
- Coach You’d Most Like to Play For – Gregg Popovich
- Clutch Performer – Isaiah Thomas
- Best Social Media Follow – Joel Embiid
The following were the winners of the 2017 Teammate of the Year award:
Until next year!