Russell Westbrook Named 2016-2017 NBA MVP
Oklahoma City Thunder PG Russell Westbrook has been named the 2016-2017 NBA Most Valuable Player. Westbrook had a historic season, becoming the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double over a full season and breaking Oscar Robertson’s record for most triple-doubles in a season. Westbrook averaged 31.6 PPG, 10.7 RPG, and 10.4 APG in the wake of Kevin Durant’s departure from OKC, guiding a Thunder team that was the most offensive group in the league when he wasn’t on the court to the court to the West’s 6th seed. Westbrook is the Thunder’s first league MVP since Durant received the honor three years ago.