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The NBA’s award voting will be conducted July 21-28 before the season resumption and awards will be announced during the playoffs.

The voting begins today for the NBA’s annual awards of Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player, Sixth Man, Coach of the Year, All-NBA Teams, All-Defensive Teams and All-Rookie Teams.

Awards voting will not include the eight “seeding games,” but players’ stats from those eight games will count toward their regular season totals.

“The decision to exclude seeding games from awards voting ensures a fair process in which players and coaches from all 30 NBA teams will have the same opportunity to be honored as top performers for the 2019-20 regular season,” said NBA President, League Operations Byron Spruell.

The NBA recently decided that the annual awards would be based on games through March 11, before the season was suspended.

Individual awards announcements will be broadcast on TNT, although a specific date for the announcements has yet to be confirmed.