Doncic and Tatum join NBA Royalty

Yesterday the NBA announced their yearly All-NBA teams. We saw some familiar names such as LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard, but we also saw four players make an All-NBA team for the first time: Luka Doncic, Pascal Siakam, Jayson Tatum and Ben Simmons.

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2019-2020 NBA Award Predictions

The NBA announced the three finalists for each of their premier awards on August 8, giving us a glimpse into who will come home with some individual hardware. In addition, we will hear who made All-NBA, All-Defensive, and All-Rookie Teams in the coming days.

This was a season like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The season as we know it halted play on March 11, and the NBA announced on July 21 that voting for NBA awards would begin that day, and all awards would be voted on based on games played through March 11 (meaning seeding games were given no consideration in deciding awards or any of the three sets of teams). Sadly for T.J. Warren, he will not be a candidate for MVP.

With this in mind, I’m going to give my predictions for awards season based on the given criteria (and finalists).
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NBA “Midseason” Award Winners

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James Harden is averaging a historic 36.6 PPG, and has made 274 threes this season (5th all-time); is it good enough for a second straight MVP? (Credit: ABC Houston)

Okay, so “technically” the NBA has already gone past the halfway point, with all teams having played over 50 games, but the All-Star break serves as a ceremonial end to the first half of the NBA season. Players get a week to rest, the league showcases it’s stars, and we gear up for postseason runs, with the playoffs starting in just less than two months.

Also, all the people who spent their time watching football one day a week now have free time to focus on basketball (which is funny, because it’s on Monday-Saturday, but I digress). More games will be seen on prime time (Saturday Nights on ABC anyone!?), and a national focus will emerge.

There’s been lots of good basketball played this season, and through this time, lets go over who’s ahead of the pack for award season. Continue reading “NBA “Midseason” Award Winners”