NBA bubble games won’t count for season’s individual awards

2020-07-18T09:48:34+00:00 2020-07-18T09:48:34+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

18/Jul/20 09:48

The race for the season MVP and for every other individual regular-season trophy is over according to the NBA.

By Eurohoops team  /

With only 22 of the NBA’s 30 teams are participating in the NBA restart, the NBA has decided that all individual awards for the season (e.g. MVP, Rookie of the Year) will not extend through the Orlando games.

The ΝΒΑ told teams Friday that none of the seeding games will be taken into consideration for any postseason award, and that voting for those honors — such as All-NBA, Kia Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year — will be completed before the July 30 restart of the season at Walt Disney World.

“The decision to exclude seeding games from awards voting ensures a fair process in which players and coaches from all 30 teams will have the same opportunity to be honored as top performers for the regular season,” the NBA wrote, as adapted by The Associated Press.