Former SDSU player Kawhi Leonard adds to his list of NBA honors
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The NBA announced the league’s Bubble Awards on Saturday before the Western Conference play-in series. Mountain West basketball alumnus Kawhi Leonard was named to the second-team.
The awards were voted on by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters who are on site in the Orlando bubble.
Leonard, who played for the San Diego State Aztecs from 2009–2011, led the Los Angeles Clippers to the No. 2 seed in the Western conference. He averaged of 27.1 points per game through the regular season, eight best in the league. He also contributed with 7.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.
He is a two-time NBA champion and was the Finals MVP last season when he helped the Toronto Raptors win their first NBA Championship.
Full List of Bubble Awards:
Most Valuable Player: Damian Lillard – Portland Blazers
Top Coach: Monty Williams – Phoenix Suns
Damian Lillard – Portland Blazers
Devin Booker- Phoenix Suns
TJ Warren – Indiana Pacers
Luka Doncic – Dallas Mavericks
James Harden – Houston Rockets
Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks
Kawhi Leonard – Los Angeles Clippers
Kristaps Porzingis – Dallas Mavericks
Caris LeVert – Brooklyn nets
Michael Porter Jr. – Denver Nuggets
The league is still going to have traditional NBA awards that will be announced throughout the playoffs, which officially begin Monday. Even though they are season-long awards, the eight seeding games did not count toward those.