* – indicates playoffs
MVP – G Luka Doncic – Dallas Mavericks
Rookie – G Anthony Edwards – Minnesota Timberwolves
Coach – Lloyd Pierce – Atlanta Hawks
Defensive Player – C Bam Adebayo – Miami Heat
Most Improved – G Markelle Fultz – Orlando Magic
Sixth Man – F Montrez Harrell – Los Angeles Lakers
Executive – Travis Schlenk – Atlanta Hawks
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1. Los Angeles Lakers
As long as Anthony Davis stays healthy, they will be championship contenders for many years.
2. Los Angeles Clippers
After the way last season ended the only way to erase that memory is to make it to the Finals and win. Do they have it in them?
3. Phoenix Suns
Adding Chris Paul puts them in the ‘most interesting team to watch’ category in the Western Conference.
4. Golden State Warriors
Not having Klay Thompson does diminish the thought of contending for a title, but if Stephen Curry is healthy this roster has some good complimentary pieces in place.
5. Sacramento Kings
It is clear that De’Aaron Fox is the face of this franchise. Now will the rest of the roster take the next step with him? Continue reading
Well, you could make the case that it was meant to be when the Los Angeles Lakers made it to the Conference Finals with relative ease. On the other side the Miami Heat had an easy time until they got to the Conference Finals, but they certainly deserved to be in this position. If it was under normal circumstances, maybe Miami wouldn’t have made it this far and maybe the outcome would have been different. To me it doesn’t matter since the best team clearly was the Lakers. Continue reading
5. Miami Heat vs. 1. Los Angeles Lakers
This kind of reminds me of last years Finals. To an extent that one team wasn’t expected to get anywhere near this point and the other assumed to be the eventual champion. Continue reading
3. Boston Celtics vs. 5. Miami Heat
Players to Watch: F Jayson Tatum and F Jimmy Butler
Who Wins: Heat in 7 games
1. Los Angeles Lakers vs. 3. Denver Nuggets
Players to Watch: F Anthony Davis and C Nikola Jokic
Who Wins: Nuggets in 7 games