Monday night brings the first-ever awards show presentation for the NBA. With the NBA Awards 2017 live streaming online and televised coverage, basketball fans can watch to see who grabs the big awards. Categories with major awards up for grabs will include Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and of course, the NBA MVP Award. With Russell Westbrook and James Harden battling for that top prize, which star will win? Here's the latest on the NBA Awards 2017 show including time, TV channel, and live streaming options.

Awards rundown

So who will be the frontrunners for tonight's awards?

One category that has produced some great talents in the league is the Rookie of the Year Award. Previous winners of this honor in the league have included Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

Tonight's nominees include frontrunner Dario Saric and Joel Embiid of the Sixers, as well as Malcolm Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks. Of the three finalists, Saric played in 81 games, while Embiid only was on the court for 31, and Brogdon in for 75. Could the Bucks' star steal the win after his team made the postseason?

In the KIA Defensive Player of the Year category, Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz takes on Draymond Green of the Warriors and Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs.

Which star will become the latest to join former winners that have included Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, and Dennis Rodman? Kawhi has won the award for the past two years, so will he make it three-straight?

In the Sixth Man Award category it will be Eric Gordon of the Rockets, and teammate Lou Williams, with Andre Iguodala of the Warriors.

Which player provided the most value to their team off the bench?

The biggest award of the night for many players and fans might be the NBA MVP Award. Previous winners have included Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James. Tonight, a new player will add his name to that list. Top contenders include Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs, Russell Westbrook of the Thunder, and James Harden of the Houston Rockets.

There will be several other awards up for grabs including Coach of the Year, Most Improved Player, and the Executive of the Year, all handed out to the most deserving personnel from the NBA. Fans will be able to watch it as it all unfolds on Monday night from New York City.

How to watch it live

The NBA Awards 2017 show will be presented on television starting at 9 p.m. Eastern Time with hip-hop star Drake among the hosts. Live televised coverage of the awards show will be presented through TNT network for viewers in the United States. Cable and satellite subscribers can also log into the TNTDrama website or WatchTNT apps on their compatible devices to see the show on live streaming feed.

In addition, some viewers can watch the NBA Awards 2017 live streaming online show for free.

To do so, anyone with a hi-speed internet connection will need to sign up for the one-week free trial of SlingTV. With the channel streaming service's one-week free trial, TNT is among the channels in the middle channel package. See more details through Sling.com website for how to sign up and watch the show live online.

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