* – indicates playoffs
MVP – Giannis Antetokounmpo – Bucks
Rookie – Luka Doncic – Mavericks
Coach – Mike Budenholzer – Bucks
Defensive Player – Kawhi Leonard – Raptors
Most Improved – Kawhi Leonard – Raptors
Sixth Man – Kyle Kuzma – Lakers
Executive – Magic Johnson – Lakers Continue reading
1. Golden State Warriors
Until they are dethroned, they are still the favorites to win again.
2. Los Angeles Lakers
The best player in the league has decided to take his talents out west.
3. Los Angeles Clippers
They’ve rebuilt this roster into a very cohesive and complimentary team.
4. Sacramento Kings
There’s plenty of talent, but what is the direction of this franchise?
5. Phoenix Suns
This will be a crucial year for this team that has a good core to build around. Continue reading
This team is just too damn good. That’s not a knock on them for the way they play or how this team was put together. It’s how the NBA operates these days.
You will need to either play perfect basketball every single time you play the Golden State Warriors or you will have to put together a ‘super team’ of your own. Continue reading
4. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. 2. Golden State Warriors
I tried to warn you at the beginning of the season that this was likely to happen for a fourth consecutive year. Continue reading
2. Boston Celtics vs. 4. Cleveland Cavaliers
Players to Watch: F Jaylen Brown and F LeBron James
Who Wins: Cavaliers in 7 games
1. Houston Rockets vs. 2. Golden State Warriors
Players to Watch: G Chris Paul and F Draymond Green
Who Wins: Warriors in 6 games