Lingering questions of the suspended NBA season

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The NBA still has intentions to finish the season at some point in the future, but if it doesn’t, there will be many “What Ifs” that remain.

Here are some possible lingering questions:

Would Zion Williamson have caught Ja Morant for Rookie of the Year?

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Morant was seemingly running away with the Rookie of the Year race until Williamson came back from injury, helping the New Orleans Pelicans to a late playoff push.

Morant was a clear oddsmakers favorite to win the award and there are points to consider when selecting an online casino real money with no deposit in Canada.

Williamson was averaging 23.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

The issue was that Williamson had played only 19 games at the time of the season’s suspension, while Morant played in 59.

The fewest games played by an NBA Rookie of the Year was 50 by Patrick Ewing.

Williamson could have played a max of 38 games.

While the award should have been Morant’s, Williamson’s level of play led to some fun discussion if he could actually win it with so few games played.

Would Giannis Antetokounmpo have won back-to-back MVPs?

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The “Greek Freak” was putting up even better numbers than his MVP season last year.

Antetokounmpo was the favorite to repeat, but LeBron James was making a push down the stretch.

James was averaging 25.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and a league-leading 10.6 assists per game.

Antetokounmpo could have joined only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players to win multiple MVPs by the age of 25, while James could have joined Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan and Bill Russell as the only players to win five or more MVPs.

If the season doesn’t resume, James ultimately may not get the chance to improve his MVP case with a strong finish to the regular season.

Would the Milwaukee Bucks have won 70 games?

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At the time of the season’s suspension, the Bucks had a record of 53-12, which was tied for the 15th-best single-season winning percentage in NBA history.

In NBA history, only the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls and 2015-2016 Golden State Warriors have reached the 70-win plateau.

The Bucks could have gotten there, but they would have had to win the remaining 17 games of their schedule, something that was a tough task, but not impossible, as they already had an 18-game win streak earlier in the year.