NBA to award Player of Seeding Games, name All-Seeding Games Team

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) pressures Denver Nuggets' Michael Porter Jr. (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game. (Ashley Landis, Pool, AP)

The NBA will name a Player of the Seeding Games and an All-Seeding Games Team to honour the top performers for games taking place during the restart in Orlando, Fla., the league announced Tuesday.

Both the Player of the Seeding Games and the All-Seeding Games Team will be selected by a group of sportswriters and broadcasters who have been on-site covering the contests taking place within the bubble. For the latter, 10 players will be voted in, meaning that there will be an All-Seeding Games First Team and Second Team.

The award-winners will be announced Saturday, Aug. 15 before Game 1 of the Western Conference play-in matchup.

This comes after the league announced in July that the seeding games would not have any bearing on the annual regular season awards voting.

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