The NBA had its award ceremony Monday.
Ben Simmons of the 76ers opened things up by being named the 2017-18 NBA Rookie of the Year.
Ben Simmons is taking home Rookie of the Year! pic.twitter.com/1dzRbNOhtn
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 26, 2018
Simmons, 21, averaged 15.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 8.2 assists in his rookie year. Rudy Gobert of the Jazz took home Defensive Player of the Year after averaging 13.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.
Lou Williams averaged 22.6 points and 5.3 assists and won the Sixth Man of the Year. He scored 35 or more points off the bench six times this season.
Former Raptors coach Dwane Casey, who was fired after the season, was named the NBA’s Coach of the Year. Casey was named the head coach of the Pistons after the season.
We will be updating every award as they are announced, so make sure to check back as the night goes on to find out who won what.
Here is a running list of award winners, including Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson, who will be presented with the first Lifetime Achievement Award.
Kia Rookie of the Year: Ben Simmons, 76ers
Most Improved Player: Victor Oladipo, Pacers
Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert, Jazz
Sixth Man of the Year: Lou Williams, Clippers
Coach of the Year: Dwane Casey, Raptors