On June 26th, players will wear their best (or extravagant) suit and anxiously wait if hear their name called.
Russell Wesbrook had a crazy season. He averaged a triple-double for the first time since Oscar Robinson did it decades ago. He should be a shoo-in for the MVP award.
The other awards being handed out on June 26th are Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and Sixth Man Award.
All four awards are heavily favored, so there aren’t any dark horses I’d recommend.
Who will win the 2016-2017 NBA MVP?
Russell Westbrook 1/50
James Harden 6/1
Kawhi Leonard 33/1
Who will win the 2016-2017 NBA Rookie of the Year?
Malcom Brogdon 1/4
Dario Saric 3/1
Joel Embiid 9/1
Who will win the 2016-2017 NBA Coach of the Year?
Mike D’Antoni 1/11
Gregg Popovich 7/1
Erik Spoelstra 7/1
Who will win the 2016-2017 NBA Sixth Man Award?
Eric Gordon 1/7
Andre Iguodala 6/1
Lou Williams 6/1
To put in my two cents about all the awards, I’d give them trophies to Wesbrook, Malcolm Brogdon (Joel Embiid would have won it if he didn’t get hurt), D’Antoni and Eric Gordon.
I’m sure there are already odds on who will win these trophies next year. I’d put my money on Westbrook, Ben Simmons, Jason Kidd and probably Lou Williams since the Sixth Man Award is hard to predict this far out.
These lines were courtesy of Bovada.
Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot Clicks, Guyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.