NBA Finals and Award Projections

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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

Atlantic Division

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1. Boston Celtics

Adding Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving puts them in the same class with Cleveland.

2. Toronto Raptors

It’s business as usual for the lone Canadian franchise.

3. Philadelphia 76ers

Time to see all their top tier talent make a playoff appearance.

4. New York Knicks

The era of Kristaps Porzingis has begun.

5. Brooklyn Nets

It’s a better roster, but it will be another transition year in Brooklyn. Continue reading

NBA Finals and Award Projections

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MVP – Russell Westbrook – Thunder

Rookie – Buddy Hield – Pelicans

Coach – Alvin Gentry – Pelicans

Defensive Player – DeAndre Jordan – Clippers

Most Improved – D’Angelo Russell – Lakers

Sixth Man – Brandon Knight – Suns

Executive – Danny Ainge – Celtics Continue reading

Atlantic Division

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1. Toronto Raptors

Bringing back DeRozan ensures they remain contenders atop the Eastern Conference.

2. Boston Celtics

Adding Al Horford puts them one step ahead of the pack.

3. New York Knicks

A lot roster changes, but overall they’re better than last year.

4. Brooklyn Nets

They’re starting over and trying to clear some necessary cap space.

5. Philadelphia 76ers

The youth movement has hit its climax with the addition of Ben Simmons. Continue reading

NBA Finals and Award Projections

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MVP – Anthony Davis – Pelicans

Rookie – Jahlil Okafor – 76ers

Coach – Fred Hoiberg – Bulls

Defensive Player – DeAndre Jordan – Clippers

Most Improved – Paul George – Pacers

Sixth Man – Nikola Mirotic – Bulls

Executive – R.C. Buford – Spurs

Playoffs Continue reading