Find out who the big winners of the 2016 -1 7 NBA season were. Tone: the Golden State Warriors may make a few appearances
On Monday night, the NBA finally handed out its regular season honors, roughly 3m years after the last play of the 2017 finals. But why trust the conference when you have us here at the Guardian? OK, sure, we will acknowledge that some of the categories that are consistent with are not official. In detail, a few of these gives might be more accurately classified as insults, but we assure you that they will mix to give you a perfect picture of the 2016 -1 7 NBA season.
MVP: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
This has been one of “the worlds largest” struggled MVP hastens in NBA history. The Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James is the best basketball musician alive. His mere spirit has shaken the Eastern Conference every postseason since 2012. The San Antonio Spurs Kawhi Leonard was the best two-way player in the tournament and he seamlessly replaced the seemingly irreplaceable Tim Duncan. The Houston Rockets James Harden had his greatest season hitherto, silencing his numerous commentators( including this one) with an offensive concert that was as aesthetically pleasing “as its” brutally effective.
Still, what Westbrook accomplished in his first year playing without Kevin Durant was special. Altogether unleashed, he averaged a triple double for the season, eventually breakingOscar Robertsons account after his 42 nd of the season. He carried his squad in a way we hadnt examined a actor time since the end of LeBrons first stint in Cleveland, largely because the Thunder desperately needed to be carried by him. Westbrook received so little assistance from team-mates that he intent up easily preceding the league with his 41.7% application proportion. Thats reasonably valuable.