James Harden wins his first NBA Most Valuable Player award

Harden should be MVP 'hands down&apos, says World Peace

Harden should be MVP 'hands down&apos, says World Peace

The Thunder had all three players back in 2012, before they were even 25 years old, before sending Harden to the Rockets in a trade before the following season.

Harden's impact was undeniable, but there weren't many players that affected the game on both ends of the floor the way Davis did for the New Orleans Pelicans.

The 79-year-old former guard who starred at Crispus Attucks High in Indianapolis and in college at Cincinnati before going to the National Basketball Association said it's time for players to speak out about politics and education, among other issues.

Harden led the league in scoring last season with career-high 30.4 points per game, in addition to 8.8 assists and 5.4 rebounds.

Harden is the third player in Rockets history to be named MVP, joining Moses Malone, who won it twice (1979, '82), and Hakeem Olajuwon (1994). Gobert led the league in blocks in 2016-17 with 2.6 per game. "I'll see you all next year".

Hornets trade Dwight Howard to Nets for Timofey Mozgov
One of those Nets picks is the 45th overall selection in Thursday's NBA Draft, while the other is said to be in 2021. Shortly after, Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania confirmed the deal and the pieces being flipped.

Many other awards are hotly contested, including the Rookie of the Year, which likely will come down to a close vote between Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons and Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell.

James Harden said "it doesn't stop here" after finally being named NBA MVP and revealed that he did not prepare a speech for fear he might miss out again. He finished fourth in the voting last season. However, only the regular season is counted for these awards.

Dwane Casey was crowned Coach of the Year after guiding the Toronto Raptors to first place in the Eastern Conference. However, Casey was sacked after the Raptors' second consecutive second-round loss to James and the Cavaliers. Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams bested Gordon, and Capela was edged by Pacers all-star Victor Oladipo. He was hired as the new coach of the Detroit Pistons, replacing Stan Van Gundy.

Robertson received the Lifetime Achievement Award from presenters Charles Barkley and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the NBA Awards on Monday night.

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