NBA jackpot will not be considered for Orlando Bubble Games
The NBA said that the remaining eight games in the Orlando bubble will not affect the awards this season.
The league informed the team on Friday that any playoff awards will not consider any seed games.
Honorable votes such as Rookie of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, etc. will be completed before the restart of Disneyland on July 30 this season.
Although the voting for these awards takes place towards the end of the regular season, the playoffs are still active.
The NBA wrote in a memo to all teams: “The decision to exclude seed games from award voting has ensured a fair process in which players and coaches from all 30 teams will The opportunity to be honored as the best performer in the regular season.” On Friday.
With this decision, the bid for Giannis Antetokounpo’s back-to-back MVP award was formally ended four months ago, when the league interrupted the game due to a coronavirus pandemic.
Affected by this decision is also the New Orleans Pelicans rookie star Zion Willamson.
Since Williamson has only played 19 games this season, he will not have the opportunity to catch up with Memphis Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant, who is likely to receive the Rookie of the Year award.
It is unclear whether Zion will play against the Pelicans of the Utah Jazz on the opening night of July 30.
Willamson left the bubble due to “urgent family medical matters” and he intends to return on an unspecified date.
Technically, statistical titles such as points, rebounds, assists and steals are still worth fighting for by mid-August.
The Houston Rockets star James Harden led the championship in seemingly scoring for the third time in a row, becoming the seventh player in NBA history to receive the award for the seventh consecutive year.
Cavaliers center Andre Drummond has a great lead in rebounds, and Lakers star LeBron James may continue to lead the Eagles guard Trey Young for the assist title.
During the restart of eight games, James can get zero assists and still lead.
The steals are still uncertain. The 76ers star Ben Simmons led the game with a 2.13 steal. Chicago Bulls guard Chris Dunn ranked second with a steal of 1.98.
This post is written by Eric Magana