* – indicates playoffs
MVP – Giannis Antetokounmpo – Bucks
Rookie – Luka Doncic – Mavericks
Coach – Mike Budenholzer – Bucks
Defensive Player – Kawhi Leonard – Raptors
Most Improved – Kawhi Leonard – Raptors
Sixth Man – Kyle Kuzma – Lakers
Executive – Magic Johnson – Lakers Continue reading “NBA Finals and Award Projections”
1. Golden State Warriors
Until they are dethroned, they are still the favorites to win again.
2. Los Angeles Lakers
The best player in the league has decided to take his talents out west.
3. Los Angeles Clippers
They’ve rebuilt this roster into a very cohesive and complimentary team.
4. Sacramento Kings
There’s plenty of talent, but what is the direction of this franchise?
5. Phoenix Suns
This will be a crucial year for this team that has a good core to build around. Continue reading “Pacific Division”
1. Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook has a full commitment from Paul George. Now let’s see how this will play out.
2. Utah Jazz
They have a star in Donovan Mitchell and they will take advantage of his talents.
3. Denver Nuggets
As long as Nikola Jokic continues to improve they should have no problems getting to the playoffs this year.
4. Portland Trail Blazers
There’s no reason to think they’ll be in playoff contention, but this conference is stacked.
5. Minnesota Timberwolves
An offseason with a trade demand from Jimmy Butler only adds to the dysfunction in the organization. Continue reading “Northwest Division”