This could be another scenario where one team that is in the midst of a long title drought has the chance to end it. While the other can simply win their first title in the franchise’s history. That is what lies before both the Dodgers and Astros respectively. Los Angeles hasn’t won a World Series since 1988 and that was their last appearance in the fall classic. Houston last appeared in the World Series in 2005 when they were apart of the National League. Both were considered the two best teams in baseball throughout the season. Now we can see who will be able to raise the trophy. Continue reading “2017 World Series Preview”
* – indicates playoffs
MVP – Kawhi Leonard – Spurs
Rookie – Ben Simmons – 76ers
Coach – Tom Thibodeau – Timberwolves
Defensive Player – Kawhi Leonard – Spurs
Most Improved – Blake Griffin – Clippers
Sixth Man – Lou Williams – Clippers
Executive – Sam Presti – Thunder Continue reading “NBA Finals and Award Projections”
1. Golden State Warriors
There shouldn’t be any doubt that they will be in line for another title run.
2. Los Angeles Clippers
Their identity has changed a bit, but they should be considered favorites to make the playoffs.
3. Sacramento Kings
A different looking roster has them poised to make a move up the standings.
4. Los Angeles Lakers
In the grand scheme of things this should be the year they show improved play.
5. Phoenix Suns
Another year of transition should have them be contenders for the playoffs next year. Continue reading “Pacific Division”
1. Oklahoma City Thunder
The reigning MVP has two superstars to help carry the load.
2. Minnesota Timberwolves
An influx of talent has been added with the likes of Towns and Wiggins.
3. Portland Trail Blazers
A full season with Nurkic at center will be interesting to see.
4. Denver Nuggets
This will be a sneaky good team with the emergence of Nikola Jokic.
5. Utah Jazz
Losing Gordon Hayward will hurt, but Utah should remain competitive. Continue reading “Northwest Division”
1. San Antonio Spurs
There wasn’t any splashy moves, but their depth is what will help them stay as contenders.
2. Houston Rockets
Getting Chris Paul could put them into the top tier of the conference.
3. New Orleans Pelicans
A full season with Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins should have them in the hunt for a playoff spot.
4. Memphis Grizzlies
The conference has gotten tougher for them to sneak into a low playoff seed.
5. Dallas Mavericks
There is some excitement surrounding their lottery pick Dennis Smith Jr. and what the future holds for this franchise. Continue reading “Southwest Division”