The NBA announced on Tuesday that it would honor an MVP of the eight seeding games held inside the NBA bubble. They also announced they would be naming an All-Seeding Games Team.
The recipients would be determined from a panel of reporters and broadcasters who are on site in Florida. They would vote for five players for the First Team and five players for the Second Team, and would be allowed to select 10 players from any position from either conference.
Those results came out today, and Kawhi Leonard was named to the “All-Bubble” second team.
NBA’s All-Bubble teams for seeding games:— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 15, 2020
First team: Damian Lillard, Devin Booker, TJ Warren Luka Doncic, James Harden
Second team: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, Kristaps Porzingis, Caris LeVert, Michael Porter Jr.
Leonard only played in six games in the bubble, but his stellar play was enough to warrant him second team honors. During those games, he averaged 28.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.8 steals a game. He knocked down 16 from deep while shooting just under 49 percent.
Though the Clippers lost the game, Leonard’s best outing came against the Nets. He scored a game-high 39 points while shooting 56 percent from the field. Leonard also added six assists and four steals.
Damian Lillard was voted the MVP, receiving all 22 first place votes.