It has been nearly two months since I wrestled with stats and sorted through the drop-down menus that are the scourge of those of us tasked with voting on the NBA's awards. My ballot was filed on April 13. I got that done first. Then I started work on my taxes. Priorities. The league awards are set up for the regular season. We vote on what happens from late October through mid-April. As the NBA does things now, the winners of the awards are not announced until an awards show at the end of June. That means there's a two-month gap in which the most crucial games of the NBA year are played, and they hold zero impact in how we pick the top players and coaches in each category. That's a little crazy.