With the basketball season facing possible cancellation, NBA awards season is here early and a couple of New Orleans Pelicans are on the list.
There will be a lot of questions left unanswered for the NBA and the New Orleans Pelicans if the season has to be cancelled.
When the NBA decided to suspend the season, the optimistic hope was that play could resume sometime in June, but it’s becoming increasingly possible that the season will need to be cancelled.
With player and public safety the top priority, the NBA should do what it needs to do to keep people safe.
Obviously sports are on the back burner for the moment, but it is nice to take a break from the news cycle and talk some hoops.
There were so many interesting plot lines nearing their third act in the NBA:
A battle for the eighth seed between the surging New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Cinderella-story Memphis Grizzlies.
There was the loaded Western Conference, where the 2-8 seeds were still up for grabs.
There was the GOAT LeBron James battling and defeating Father Time.
There was the Raptors trying to show they could win another one without Kawhi Leonard.
There was the Bucks trying to bring a title to Milwaukee behind historic play from Giannis Antetokounmpo.
There was the annual tank-a-thon, players coming back from injury and coaches sure to be fired.
There are so many what-ifs still hanging from the 2019-20, including the awards.
Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Most Improved Player, Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player were all still up for grabs and might have come down to the final week of games.
Unfortunately we may never get that week, but we’ll do our biased best to hand out the NBA awards for the 2019-20 season.