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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

League sources say James Harden is among those in Houston advocating for the signing of Chris Paul and has made that known to CP3 directly.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Story going online now: League sources tell me Houston has emerged as an increasingly serious threat to sign Chris Paul in free agency.

John Banks ESPN.com 

Writer Nathaniel Janowitz talks about his story on a basketball academy in Mexico that gives impoverished kids opportunities.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Follow-up to yesterday's Ricky Rubio story: League sources say Utah is among the teams to express trade interest in the veteran point guard.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

How long will the Knicks maintain their unwillingness to buy Melo out when he can block any trade? One of the summer's hottest questions ...

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

But league sources say that the Knicks have thus far resisted the idea of a Melo buyout that would clear the way for him to join the Cavs

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

League sources: Carmelo Anthony's camp, while acknowledging Melo's preference to stay in NYC, has tried to engage the Knicks in buyout talks

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's La La Anthony, Carmelo Anthony's wife, on the Wendy Williams show talking about Carmelo Anthony's priority for his next steps: "Every day I see a different team that's for sure. The most important thing with that is just to stay close to Kiyan. That's my priority, that's his priority. So wherever he ends up, of course we want him to be happy."

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

The Hornets say rookie guard Malik Monk is doubtful to play at the Orlando Pro Summer League due to a sprained left ankle suffered in the draft workout process.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

While not one of the three finalists spotlighted at the award show, Brad Stevens finished fourth in Coach of the Year balloting. Stevens totaled 96 points with help from seven first-place votes but finished behind Houston's Mike D'Antoni (400 points), Miami's Erik Spoelstra (153), and San Antonio's Gregg Popovich (115).

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas finished fifth in the MVP voting. Thomas landed on 49 of 101 ballots and earned four third-place votes. Thomas finished behind only Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, and LeBron James. Thomas finished one spot ahead of Steph Curry, who won the award in 2015 and 2016.

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Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP. He joins Kevin Durant as the only Thunder players to win MVP. Westbrook won MVP with his team finishing 47-35, lowest winning percentage (.573) for an MVP's team since Moses Malone's Rockets had a .561 win pct in 1981-82.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The MVP voting results: Russell Westbrook won first-place votes rather easily over the competition.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook averaged a triple-double and had a record 42 triple-doubles this season. How can he possibly top this MVP season? "I don't know," Westbrook said. The OKC star said he just has to keep going and see where it takes him.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook on winning MVP: "Amazing. Something I could never imagine... standing next to this trophy, a true blessing. An unbelievable feeling."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Draymond Green on being drafted 35th overall and working his way up to NBA champion and Defensive Player of the Year: "Just continue to work. Your draft position matters on one day... for me just being overlooked, I always had a chip on my shoulder. Being overlooked in the draft is more fuel."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook thanks the fans, especially the Oklahoma City fans. "You guys have been riding with me since Day One," said Westbrook, who has some of his teammates on stage with him. Westbrook then starts to cry as he gets choked up thanking his parents and family.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Silver announces that Russell Westbrook is the Most Valuable Player over James Harden and Kawhi Leonard. Westbrook averaged a triple-double and finished with 42 triple-doubles, breaking Oscar Robertson's single-season record of 41.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Monty Williams wins an emotional and the first ever Sager Strong Award at the NBA Awards show for the courage he has displayed after his wife died following a car accident.

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Draymond Green is the first Warriors player to win Defensive Player of the Year. Green held opponents to 43.9% shooting at the rim, 2nd in the NBA among those who played at least 50 games, behind Rudy Gobert (43.8).

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Draymond Green wins Defensive Player of the Year over the likes of Kawhi Leonard and Rudy Gobert. Looks like wearing the shorts with green blazer worked.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant wins the fan vote for Best Playoff Moment for his clutch 3 in his Game 3 performance against Cleveland in the NBA Finals.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State's Klay Thompson wins Performance of the Year award for scoring 60 in 29 minutes against Indiana this season.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

OKC's Russell Westbrook takes home his first award by winning Game Winner of the Year award as voted on by the fans.

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Mike D'Antoni is the 8th coach to win multiple NBA Coach of the Year awards. He previously won with the Suns in 2004-05.