* – 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. Los Angeles Clippers
They are the talk of the league after getting both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to come aboard.
2. Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis is now on board. Let’s see if that brings out the best in LeBron since LA hasn’t seen it yet.
3. Golden State Warriors
Not having Klay Thompson hurts them this year, but they should still make the playoffs regardless.
4. Sacramento Kings
Once again with a new coach on the bench what will their identity be with a young talented roster?
5. Phoenix Suns
The most dysfunctional team in the NBA not named the New York Knicks has another year of growing pains to deal with. 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