kan_t wrote:If the Pelicans are in the playoff, I don't see how Zion doesn't win it. You could say he doesn't play enough games but it would not matter especially it means that the Pelicans pull the Grizzlies out of the playoff.
Why? Zion has more support on his roster than Ja does and Pels have the easiest schedule in the league remaining...Of the 45 games that Zion missed Pels played 28 teams over .500 By absolute far the hardest schedule in the league
, so it wouldn't be some miracle if they make playoffs from here.If Zion plays the maximum of 37 games at the current stage, only 13/37 would be against teams with .500 or better records.
They had the hardest schedule in the league before Zion played and the easiest in the league for the remainder of the season since he returned, along with still having the easiest schedule of any team to come.
Not really fair Zion misses the hardest 40 games and then is rewarded for "taking them" to playoffs when they have the easiest schedule in the league left..
If the team makes playoffs it's a combination of having Zion, having the easiest schedule remaining of every team and the efforts of a very very solid roster of Zion, Ingram, Jrue, Favors, Ball, Redick, Hart, Hayes etc.
They really should make playoffs from here looking at their remaining schedule compared to Portland and Memphis.
If Ja can actually keep Memphis in the #8 seed, i think it should be a unanimous ROTY campaign having the toughest schedule in the league from here.