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Russell Westbrook Voted MVP By Fellow Players

Aug 18, 2017 10:23 PM

Russell Westbrook has been voted by his peers as Most Valuable Player for the 16-17 season.

Awards were given during the 2017 Players Voice Awards announced via Twitter on Friday.

Malcolm Brogdon won Rookie of the Year while Kawhi Leonard was named "Best Defender".

Gregg Popovich was voted the "Coach You'd Most Like To Play For," LeBron James was "Player You Secretly Wish Was On Your Team," and Vince Carter was "Most Influential Veteran."

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Westbrook, Durant, Kawhi Given Best Odds To Win 2018 MVP

Aug 16, 2017 1:14 PM

Bovada has released their odds to win the 2017-18 NBA Most Valuable Player award with Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard ranking first, second and third. Westbrook won the award last season while Durant won in 2014.

LeBron James and James Harden round out the top-5.

Odds
1. Russell Westbrook: 7/2
2. Kevin Durant: 9/2
3. Kawhi Leonard: 13/2
4. LeBron James: 15/2
5. James Harden: 8/1
6. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 17/2
7. Stephen Curry: 11/1
8. Anthony Davis: 16/1
9. Paul George: 25/1
10. Chris Paul: 25/1
11. Isaiah Thomas: 25/1
12. DeMarcus Cousins: 33/1
13. Karl-Anthony Towns: 33/1
14. John Wall: 33/1
15. John Wall: 33/1
16. Blake Griffin: 40/1
17. Nikola Jokic: 40/1
18. DeMar DeRozan: 50/1
19. Joel Embiid: 50/1
20. Kyrie Irving: 50/1
21. Damian Lillard: 50/1
22. Draymond Green: 60/1
23. Ben Simmons: 66/1
24. Gordon Hayward: 70/1
25. Carmelo Anthony: 75/1

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