Following his win of Most Valuable Player of the 16-17 regular season, Russell Westbrook was asked whether he's ready to commit to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Westbrook can sign a supermax contract beginning on July 1st.
"Man, tonight is so important for me, and obviously with the contract and stuff coming up, it's not really on my mind at the moment honestly," said Westbrook. "I'm just overwhelmed with a tremendous amount of blessings I've been able to get to be able to get this award. Man, I'm just thinking about tonight, and then after that, I'll move on."
If Westbrook doesn't agree upon an extension, the Thunder are expected to explore their trade options.
Westbrook signed an extension last summer that committed one additional season to the Thunder.
John Wall admitted he is attempting to recruit Paul George to the Washington Wizards.
"I am talking to some guys, Paul. I know his ultimate goal of where he wants to be. I'm trying to see if we can make something happen," Wall told The Undefeated before the NBA Awards on Monday night.
The Wizards have had trade conversations with the Pacers, a source said. The source added that the Pacers have been patient and no deal with the Wizards is close at the moment.
The Wizards would likely need to include Otto Porter Jr. in a sign-and-trade in order to acquire George.
"Look at our team. We are one piece away," Wall said. "We have the point guard, we have the shooting guard, we have the center, we have the power forward. Our 3-man, [Otto Porter Jr.], did great for us. You can't take nothing away from what he did. But, [George] is a guy that can guard LeBron and go back at LeBron. It's a piece that you're going to need to win. If you don't have a guy who can do that, you don't have a chance. ...
"You got to add another star. You got to add another piece. You got to have three guys. And that's what it's looking like."
Asked about the Wizards' chances to get George, Wall said: "Right now, I don't know. Indiana has all the rights to do whatever they want. And if he goes where he doesn't want to go, he doesn't have to sign next year."
Russell Westbrook has been named the 16-17 NBA Most Valuable Player.
James Harden and Kawhi Leonard were the other finalists for the award.
Westbrook joins Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Derrick Rose and Dirk Nowitzki as active players who have won MVP.
Westbrook averaged a triple double for the season and also led the NBA in PER.
1. Russell Westbrook: 888 points (69 first place votes)
2. James Harden: 753 points (22 first place votes)
3. Kawhi Leonard: 500 points (9 first place votes)
4. LeBron James: 333 points (1 first place vote)
5. Isaiah Thomas: 81 points
6. Stephen Curry: 52 points
7. John Wall: 7 points
8. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 7 points
9. Anthony Davis: 2 points
10. Kevin Durant: 2 points
11. DeMar DeRozan: 1 point
The Washington Wizards have extended qualifying offers to Otto Porter Jr. and Bojan Bogdanovic.
Both Porter and Bogdanovic will be restricted free agents.
Porter was the third overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Georgetown.
The Wizards acquired Bogdanovic ahead of the 2017 trade deadline from the Brooklyn Nets.
Draymond Green has been named the 16-17 Defensive Player of the Year.
Rudy Gobert and Kawhi Leonard were the other two finalists for the award.
Green finished second in voting in each of the previous two seasons behind Leonard.
Marc Gasol, Tyson Chandler, Joakim Noah and Dwight Howard are the other active players who have won the award along with Green and Leonard.
Bob Myers has been named the 16-17 NBA Executive of the Year.
Myers previously won the award for the 14-15 season.
The Golden State Warriors led the NBA in regular season wins for the third straight season. Myers was critical in signing Kevin Durant in free agency and then building out a solid supporting cast despite a lack of cap flexibility.
Daryl Morey finished just two points behind Myers with 57 compared to 59. Myers received nine first place votes compared to seven for Morey. Dennis Lindsey finished third.
Mike D'Antoni has been named the 16-17 NBA Coach of the Year.
Erik Spoelstra finished second while Gregg Popovich finished third. D'Antoni received 68 first place votes.
D'Antoni was in his first season as head coach of the Houston Rockets.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the Most Improved Player of the 16-17 season.
Rudy Gobert and Nikola Jokic were the other two finalists for the award.
Antetokounmpo averaged 22.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game in his fourth season in the NBA.
Antetokounmpo also was an All-NBA Second Team selection and made his first All-Star Game.
Kemba Walker has been named the recipient of the 16-17 Sportsmanship Award.
Previous recipients include Mike Conley Jr., Kyle Korver, Jason Kidd, Stephen Curry and Grant Hill.