The NBA season was paused on March 11 with no clear sign of when it would return. The NBA came up with the bubble idea so they could crown a champion. What about the player awards though? Well, the NBA has decided to base the awards off the season before it was paused.
Giannis had a phenomenal regular season where he averaged 29.6 points per game, 5.8 assists per game and 13.7 rebounds per game. Giannis also led the Bucks to the one seed before the season paused. Don't be surprised when Giannis wins his second MVP over Lebron James and James Harden.
Ja was second in pick the 2019 draft coming out of Murray State. Ja lit up the court in his rookie year averaging 17.6 points per game, 6.9 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per game. Without Ja Morant's huge impact the Grizzles would not be fighting for a playoff spot in the bubble.
Montrezl Harrell was having his best season yet coming off the bench 55 times while averaging 18.6 points per game, 1.7 assists per game and 7.1 rebounds per game. Harrell has been coming off the bench for his whole career and this year he deserves to win the award over teammate Lou Williams.
<a href=”https://sportscastr.com/type Luke6813” target=”_blank”>Luke Valentino is live talking about his 2020 NBA award predictions
Davis is having one of his best defensive seasons since the 17-18 season. Davis was averaging 10.4 rebounds per game, 2.4 blocks per game and 1.5 steals per game. Davis is adding great defense to an already great team in the Lakers.
Last season Ingram was on a struggling Lakers' team averaging 18.3 points per game, 3 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per game. Since being traded to the Pelicans in the offseason Ingram was averaging 24.3 points per game, 4.3 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per game. With that effort Ingram made the All-Star game and gave his young team a chance for the playoffs.
During the off-season the Thunder shipped away two all-stars in Russell Westbrook and Paul George. Many experts and fans believed the Thunder would perform poorly as they were expected 31.5 wins. Billy Donovan and the Thunder went 40-24 before the season paused and now have a spot in the playoffs.