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Oklahoma City did not win a championship but you know what? Russell Westbrook is probably going to win the NBA MVP here in the next two weeks. So, we here at Thunder Digest paired up with a handful of local and national media to vote on our own NBA awards.

Here is a list of those who voted:

ThunderDigest.com: Chuck Chaney, Brady Trantham, Ross Lovelace, Marshall Clayton, Cameron Jourdan, Aaron Albertson, Wade Haugen, Kynan Marlin, Trent Attyah, Parker Burnett.

The rest: Lucan Hann (Clipsnation.com), Ryan Viera (Bluemanhoop.com), Honi Ahmadian (DefPenHoops), Colby Daniels (107.7 the Franchise), Erik Gee (107.7 the Franchise), Benjamin Becker (Fan vote), Addam Francisco (InsideThunder.com), Quixem Ramirez (PoundingtheRock.com), Carson Cunningham (KOCO), Dylan Buckingham (KFOR), Steve McGehee (KWTV), Andrew Carter (KCTV), Michael Sykes (Bulletsforever.com), Alex Golden (The Grueling Truth)

Rookie of the Year: Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee

Mar 29, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) watches his three point shot with Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon (13) during the second half of the Milwaukee Bucks 103-100 win over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Votes:

  1. Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee – 80 points (9 first place votes)
  2. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia –  74 points (11 first place votes)
  3. Dario Saric, Philadelphia – 51 points (3 first place votes)
  4. Buddy Hield, Sacramento –  10 points (1 first place vote)
  5. Yogi Ferrell, Dallas –  1 point

Complete ROY Voting

Coach of the Year: Mike D’Antoni, Houston

May 7, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni reacts in game four of the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Votes:

  1. Mike D’Antoni, Houston – 82 points (9 first place votes)
  2. Scott Brooks, Washington –  33 points (3 first place votes)
  3. Erik Spoelstra, Miami –  33 points (3 first place votes)
  4. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio – 28 points (4 first place votes)
  5. Brad Stevens, Boston, – 17 points (2 first place votes)
  6. Quin Snyder, Utah – 15 points (2 first place votes)
  7. Steve Kerr, Golden State – 5 points (1 first place vote)
  8. Jason Kidd, Milwaukee – 3 points

Complete COY Voting

Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert, Utah

Mar 8, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) elevates for a slam dunk against the Houston Rockets during the first quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Votes:

  1. Rudy Gobert, Utah –  76 points (9 first place votes)
  2. Draymond Green, Golden State – 72 points (7 first place votes)
  3. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio – 61 points (8 first place votes)
  4. Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City – 5 points
  5. Anthony Davis, New Orleans – 1 point
  6. Jimmy Butler, Chicago – 1 point

Complete DPOY Voting

Sixth Man of the Year: Eric Gordon, Houston

Apr 19, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) drives to the basket while Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant (9) defends during the fourth quarter in game two of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Votes:

  1. Eric Gordon, Houston – 93 points (15 first place votes)
  2. Andre Igoudala, Golden State – 64 points (4 first place votes)
  3. Lou Williams, Houston – 47 points (5 first place votes)
  4. Enes Kanter, Oklahoma City – 5 points
  5. James Johnson, Miami – 3 points
  6. Zach Randolph, Memphis –  1 points
  7. Greg Monroe, Milwaukee – 1 points
  8. Kelly Oubre, Washington – 1 points
  9. Wilson Chandler, Denver – 1 points

Complete 6MOY voting

Most Improved Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee

Apr 15, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) comes off the court after being poked in the eye by a Toronto Raptors player in game one of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre. Milwaukee defeated Toronto 97-83. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Votes:

  1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 107 points (19 first place votes)
  2. Nikola Jokic, Denver – 35 points (2 first place votes)
  3. Rudy Gobert, Utah – 26 points (1 first place vote)
  4. Isaiah Thomas, Boston – 17 points (1 first place vote)
  5. Otto Porter, Washington – 15 points (1 first place vote)
  6. Gordon Hayward, Utah – 3 points
  7. Devin Booker, Phoenix – 3 points
  8. Miles Turner, Indiana – 3 points
  9. D’Angelo Russell, Los Angeles Lakers – 3 points
  10. Nick Young, Los Angeles Lakers – 1 point
  11. Seth Curry, Dallas – 1 point
  12. Jae Crowder, Boston –  1 point
  13. Harrison Barnes, Dallas – 1 point

Complete MIP Voting

Most Valuable Player: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City

Votes:

  1. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City – 229 points (21 first place votes)
  2. James Harden, Houston – 173 points (3 first place votes)
  3. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio – 101 points
  4. LeBron James, Cleveland – 85 points
  5. Kevin Durant, Golden State – 12 points
  6. John Wall, Washington – 9 points
  7. Isaiah Thomas, Boston – 7 points
  8. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 4 points
  9. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 3 points
  10. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers – 1 point

Complete MVP Voting

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