* – indicates playoffs
MVP – Damian Lillard – Trail Blazers
Rookie – Ja Morant – Grizzlies
Coach – Doc Rivers – Clippers
Defensive Player – Giannis Antetokounmpo – Bucks
Most Improved – Kristaps Porzingis – Mavericks
Sixth Man – Lou Williams – Clippers
Executive – Lawrence Frank – Clippers
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1. Philadelphia 76ers
A lot of money has been invested in their starting lineup to deliver a trip to the Conference Finals or better.
2. Toronto Raptors
They are the defending champs and they will defend that title without Kawhi, but the world will realize how good Pascal Siakam is.
3. Boston Celtics
Last year was a disappointment and they hope Kemba Walker is better than Kyrie was.
4. Brooklyn Nets
Even without Kevin Durant for his first season aboard this Nets team has a lot of intriguing pieces to build on.
5. New York Knicks
Sure signing four power forwards was a strange move, but they weren’t massive long-term deals. Continue reading
The first championship in franchise history and all it took was acquiring one of the most underrated players of this generation. Yes, Kawhi Leonard in the grand scheme of things has been an underrated player. Continue reading
2. Toronto Raptors vs. 1. Golden State Warriors
When the season got under way, no one knew what to expect from the Toronto Raptors. They were essentially the same team from last season, except they now had Kawhi Leonard instead of DeMar DeRozan. Continue reading
1. Milwaukee Bucks vs. 2. Toronto Raptors
Players to Watch: F Giannis Antetokounmpo and F Kawhi Leonard
Who Wins: Bucks in 7 games
1. Golden State Warriors vs. 3. Portland Trail Blazers
Players to Watch: G Stephen Curry and G C.J. McCollum
Who Wins: Warriors in 6 games