Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard was voted the the Bubble MVP for his performances in Portland’s eight seeding games. According to Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Haynes, Lillard received first-place votes from all 22 writers who delivered a ballot.
Dame was voted MVP unanimously, earning all 22 writers’ first-place votes. https://t.co/NszRDqeX4f— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 15, 2020
Along with MVP honors, Lillard earned a spot on the All-Restart first team. Outside of Lillard, Trail Blazers Digital Reporter Casey Holdahl revealed that coach Terry Stotts finished in second in Coach of the Bubble voting. Monty Williams, who coached the Suns to a terrific 8-0 record in the bubble, earned the coaching award.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania delivered the results of the first and second team voting following the news regarding Lillard’s MVP status.
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.
Lillard averaged 37.6 points, 9.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game during the NBA restart. In a five-game stretch to close Portland’s seeding schedule, the former Weber State star crossed the 40-point threshold on four occasions.