NBA Players Association votes Donovan Mitchell Rookie of the Year

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The National Basketball Players Association announced their award-winners for the 2017-18 season, and Donovan Mitchell earned the NBPA’s Rookie of the Year honor.

Here’s who the players voted as the top performers in the league this season:

  • James Harden — The NBPA MVP Award
  • LeBron James — The NBPA People’s Champ Award ([best uses his platform to positively impact society])
  • Vince Carter — The NBPA Most Respected Award (influential veteran)
  • Russell Westbrook — The NBPA Best Side Hustle Award (best off-court endeavors, in fashion, tech, media, art, etc.)
  • Damian Lillard — The NBPA Mr. Clutch Award (most clutch)
  • PJ Tucker — The NBPA Sneaker Champ Award (best shoe game)
  • Donovan Mitchell — The NBPA Leader of the New School Award(best rookie)
  • Rudy Gobert — The NBPA Locksmith Award (best defender)
  • Russell Westbrook — The NBPA Freshest Award (best style/fashion on and off the court)
  • James Harden — The NBPA Toughest To Guard Award
  • Lou Williams — The NBPA X-Factor Award (best off the bench)

Even if Mitchell loses out to Ben Simmons when the “real” Rookie of the Year award is announced in the near future, it has to feel nice that his peers believed he was the top newcomer in the NBA this past season.

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