2019-2020 NBA Predictions Thread

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The 10th (!) annual NBA Predictions Thread.

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2016-2017 Predictions
2017-2018 Predictions
2018-2019 Predictions

Most Valuable Player:

Defensive Player of the Year:

Rookie of the Year:

Sixth Man of the Year:

Most Improved Player:

Coach of the Year:

Executive of the Year:

All-NBA 1st Team:
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West:
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NBA Champions:

Finals MVP:

Key Headlines:
 
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Most Valuable Player:
Giannis Antetokounmpo

Defensive Player of the Year:
Rudy Gobert

Rookie of the Year:
Zion Williamson Ja Morant

Sixth Man of the Year:
Montrezl Harrell

Most Improved Player:
Zach Collins

Coach of the Year:
Mike Malone? IDC.

Executive of the Year:
Michael Winger (Clippers)

All-NBA 1st Team:
G Steph Curry
G James Harden
F Anthony Davis
F Giannis Antetokounmpo
C Nikola Jokic

East:
1. Milwaukee Bucks
2. Philadelphia 76ers
3. Boston Celtics
4. Indiana Pacers
5. Orlando Magic
6. Brooklyn Nets
7. Miami Heat
8. Detroit Pistons

West:
1. Denver Nuggets
2. Los Angeles Clippers
3. Utah Jazz
4. Los Angeles Lakers
5. Houston Rockets
6. Portland Trailblazers
7. Golden State Warriors San Antonio Spurs
8. San Antonio Spurs Dallas Mavericks

NBA Champions:
Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers in six games

Finals MVP:
LeBron James

Key Headlines:
Andre Iguodala finds his way to the Lakers in February
Jaylen Brown for Domantas Sabonis happens
Milwaukee Bucks finish with the best record
Memphis Grizzlies finish with the worst record
 
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Most Valuable Player:
Steph

Defensive Player of the Year:
Pat Beverly

Rookie of the Year:
Morant

Sixth Man of the Year:
Lou Will

Most Improved Player:
Fultz

Coach of the Year:
Doc

Executive of the Year:
Clippers

All-NBA 1st Team:
G Steph Curry
G James Harden
F Anthony Davis
F Giannis Antetokounmpo
C Embiid

East:
1. Milwaukee Bucks
2. Philadelphia 76ers
3. Pacers
4. Celtics
5. Nets
6. Raptors
7. Magic
8. Hawks

West:
1. Clippers
2. Rockets
3. Warriors
4. Nuggets
5. Blazers
6. Lakers
7. Jazz
8. San Antonio Spurs

NBA Champions:
Clippers beat Bucks in 7 games

Finals MVP:
Kawhi

Key Headlines:
CP3 gets traded
Jaylen Brown for Bamba
Turmoil with Kristaps in Dallas
Couple coaches fired by all star break, probly Lakers and Bulls coaches
 
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Most Valuable Player:

Anthony Davis

Defensive Player of the Year:

Anthony Davis

Rookie of the Year:

Nickiel Alexander-Walker



Sixth Man of the Year:
Byle Buzma/ Lou Williams

Most Improved Player:

Lonzo Ball

Coach of the Year:

JASON KIDD

Executive of the Year:

Griffin

All-NBA 1st Team:
G Steph Curry
G Dame Lillard
F Lebron James
F Anthony Davis
C Joel Embiid

NBA ALL 2nd Team:
G James Harden
G Luka
F Giannis
F Kawhi
C Gobert

East:
1. Bucks
2. Nets
3. Sixers
4. Pacers
5. Celtics
6. Hawks
7. Heat
8. Magic

West:
1. Lakers
2. Clippers
3. Nuggets
4. Blazers
5. Jazz
6. Warriors
7. Rockets
8. Pelicans

NBA Champions:

Lakers

Finals MVP:

Anthony Davis

Key Headlines:

- Jason Kidd overthrows Vogel for the HC job with the Lakers. Team proceeds to go on a 20 game winning streak

-Lebron passes the crown to Anthony Davis.

-Kevin Durant passive aggressively ruins everything the Nets have built

- calamity strikes Houston with D’antoni being fired mid season

- Lonzo Ball makes the all star game

-Lamelo Ball becomes a top 3 pick in June’s draft

- Clippers retroactively fined the largest sum ever for tampering in the Kawhi sweepstakes as well has the clippers losing future draft considerations.

-Chris Paul ends up on an eastern conference contender

- Carmelo Anthony never plays another NBA game, know-nothing fans left incredulous and beside themselves.
 
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EDIT- Changed some stuff after watching preseason.

Most Valuable Player:
James Harden

Defensive Player of the Year:
Rudy Gobert

Rookie of the Year:
Ja Morant

Sixth Man of the Year:
Louis Williams

Most Improved Player:
Jayson Tatum

Coach of the Year:
Doctor Rivers

Executive of the Year:
Clippers Guy

All-NBA 1st Team:
G Steve Curry
G James Harden
F Anthony Davis
F Giannis Antetokounmpo
C Joel Embiid

East:
1. Philadelphia 76ers
2. Milwaukee Bucks
3. Boston Celtics
4. Miami Heat
5. Indiana Pacers
6. Brooklyn Nets
7. Toronto Raptors
8. Orlando Magic

West:
1. Los Angeles Clippers
2. Houston Rockets
3. Denver Nuggets
4. Utah Jazz
5. Portland Trailblazers
6. Los Angeles Lakers
7. San Antonio Spurs
8. Dallas Mavericks

NBA Champions:
Los Angeles Clippers

Finals MVP:
Kawhi Leonard

Key Headlines:
Iggy and KLove traded to Portland
Celtics trade for some sort of big
Melo plays for the Lakers at some point
 
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Most Valuable Player:
StephVP

Defensive Player of the Year:
Draymond

Rookie of the Year:
Ja Morant

Sixth Man of the Year:
Louis Williams

Most Improved Player:
Lonzo Ball

Coach of the Year:
Doctor Rivers

Executive of the Year:
Clippers Guy

All-NBA 1st Team:
G Steve Curry
G James Harden
F Anthony Davis
F Giannis Antetokounmpo
C Joel Embiid

East:
1. Milwaukee Bucks
2. Philadelphia 76ers
3. Boston Celtics
4. Indiana Pacers
5. Miami Heat
6. Brooklyn Nets
7. Toronto Raptors
8. Orlando Magic

West:
1. Los Angeles Clippers
2. Houston Rockets
3. Utah Jazz
4. Denver Nuggets
5. Golden State Warriors
6. Portland Trailblazers
7. Los Angeles Lakers
8. San Antonio Spurs

NBA Champions:
GSW

Finals MVP:
StephVP

Key Headlines:
CP3 to Miami
AD is blamed for LAL woes

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Most Valuable Player: Harden

Defensive Player of the Year: Gobert

Rookie of the Year: Darius Garland

Sixth Man of the Year: Spencer (honorable mention:kuz)

Most Improved Player: Dejounte Murray (honorable mention: Bam)

Coach of the Year: MDA

Executive of the Year: Elton Brand

All-NBA 1st Team:
G Steph
G Harden
F AD
F Giannis
C Embiid

East:
1. Philly
2. Bucks
3. Orlando (!)
4. Nets
5. Miami
6. Detroit
7. Bos
8. Bulls

West:
1. Hou
2. Jazz
3. Clips
4. Nuggs
5. Lakers
6. Gsw
7. Spurs
8. Twolves

NBA Champions: Rockets over Bucks

Finals MVP: Harden

Key Headlines:

Philly finishes with best record.

Okc trades gallo, not cp3.

Shamet plays more than lou will in playoffs.

Suns and Atl take a step but fall short of playoffs.

Cle will not finish in the bottom 5.

Twolves beat out Portland or Spurs for 8th.
 
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Most Valuable Player:
StephVP

Defensive Player of the Year:
Draymond

Rookie of the Year:
Ja Morant

Sixth Man of the Year:
Louis Williams

Most Improved Player:
Lonzo Ball

Coach of the Year:
Doctor Rivers

Executive of the Year:
Clippers Guy

All-NBA 1st Team:
G Steve Curry
G James Harden
F Anthony Davis
F Giannis Antetokounmpo
C Joel Embiid

East:
1. Milwaukee Bucks
2. Philadelphia 76ers
3. Boston Celtics
4. Indiana Pacers
5. Miami Heat
6. Brooklyn Nets
7. Toronto Raptors
8. Orlando Magic

West:
1. Los Angeles Clippers
2. Houston Rockets
3. Utah Jazz
4. Denver Nuggets
5. Golden State Warriors
6. Portland Trailblazers
7. Los Angeles Lakers
8. San Antonio Spurs

NBA Champions:
GSW

Finals MVP:
StephVP

Key Headlines:
CP3 to Miami
AD is blamed for LAL woes

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Mike “Pringles” D’Antoni is going to either quit or get fired before the allstar break.
 
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Most Valuable Player: Kawhi

Defensive Player of the Year: Giannis

Rookie of the Year: Nunn

Sixth Man of the Year: Brogdon

Most Improved Player: Brandon Ingram or Tatum


Coach of the Year: Steve Kerr

Executive of the Year: Don't care

All-NBA 1st Team:
G Curry
G Harden
F Kawhi
F Giannis
C Embiid

East:
1. Philly
2. Milwaukee
3. Boston
4. Indiana
5. Miami
6. Toronto
7. Detroit
8. Brooklyn

West:
1. Clippers
2. Golden State
3. Lakers
4. Denver
5. Portland
6. San Antonio
7. Houston
8. Dallas

NBA Champions: Clippers

Finals MVP: Kawhi

Key Headlines:
Russ/Harden drama
Utah doesnt live up to expectation whether it be injury or chemistry
LA rivalry heats up
Zion doesnt quite live up to hype although still good player
 
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Most Valuable Player: Anthony Davis

Defensive Player of the Year: Anthony Davis

Rookie of the Year: Ja Morant

Sixth Man of the Year: Lou Williams

Most Improved Player: Lonzo Ball

Coach of the Year: Quinn Snyder

Executive of the Year: Clippers GM

All-NBA 1st Team:
G Harden
G Lillard
F AD
F Giannis
C Embiid

East:
1. Bucks
2. Sixers
3. Pacers
4. Nets
5. Celtics
6. Raptors
7. Heat
8. Magic

West:
1. Clippers
2. Jazz
3. Lakers
4. Nuggets
5. Rockets
6. Blazers
7. Mavericks
8. Spurs

NBA Champions: Lakers over Sixers in 5

Finals MVP: Anthony Davis

Key Headlines:
CP0 stays in OKC the entire season
Rockets flame out early in the playoffs, MDA fired
Iggy gets freed to sign with the Show
Pels just miss the playoffs
 
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Most Valuable Player:
Curry

Defensive Player of the Year:
AD

Rookie of the Year:
Hunter

Sixth Man of the Year:
Lou Williams

Most Improved Player:
Ball

Coach of the Year:
Snyder

Executive of the Year:
Griffin

All-NBA 1st Team:
G Curry
G Harden
F James
F Davis
C Jokic

East:
1. 76ers
2. Bucks
3. Nets
4. Pacers
5. Heat
6. Celtics
7. Magic
8. Bulls

West:
1. Jazz
2. Lakers
3. Nuggets
4. Clippers
5. Rockets
6. Warriors
7. Blazers
8. Mavs

NBA Champions:
Lakers beat 76ers in six

Finals MVP:
LeBron James

Key Headlines:
Skip
 
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Most Valuable Player:
Giannis Antetokounmpo

Defensive Player of the Year:
Rudy Gobert

Rookie of the Year:
Zion Williamson

Sixth Man of the Year:
Lou Williams cause its Lou Williams

Most Improved Player:
Zach LaVine

Coach of the Year:
Doc Rivers

Executive of the Year:
Michael Winger (Clippers)

All-NBA 1st Team:
G Steph Curry
G James Harden
F Anthony Davis
F Giannis Antetokounmpo
C Nikola Jokic

East:
1. Milwaukee Bucks
2. Philadelphia 76ers
3. Boston Celtics
4. Indiana Pacers
5. Brooklyn Nets
6. Miami Heat
7. Orlando Magic
8. Detroit Pistons

West:
1. Los Angeles Clippers
2. Denver Nuggets
3. Utah Jazz
4. Houston Rockets
5. Portland Trailblazers
6. Golden State Warriors
7. Los Angeles Lakers
8. San Antonio Spurs

NBA Champions:
Los Angeles Clippers beat Philadelphia 76ers in six games

Finals MVP:
Kawhi Leonard

Key Headlines:
Spurs waste more of everyones time by making the playoffs and refusing to tank
The Lakers "disappoint" and the media turn on Anthony Davis begins
The turn on Giannis for having no jumper and losing twice because of it begins
Warriors make the WCF
Zach LaVine all star team nod
Kevin Durant and Kyrie have a real beef over who has the better Nike sig (It's Kyrie)
 
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Key headlines:
Danny Ainge's ability to build a team comes under scrutiny
Rockets debacle of a season
Warriors remain a top team in the West
Raptors remain a top team in the East
Clippers disappoint
Bradley Beal to OKC
Spurs consecutive playoff streak ends
Trae young sophomore slump
Redemption of markelle fultz
 
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Russ and Harden are a great fit.

Lakers have depth isssues.

Embiid has an MVP season.

The west has the widest gap ever over the east.

Clippers
Rockets
Nuggets
Jazz
Warriors
Spurs
Lakers
Blazsrs

76ers
Bucks
Who cares
 
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Most Valuable Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Defensive Player of the Year: Joel Embiid
Rookie of the Year: Ja Morant
Sixth Man of the Year: Derrick Rose
Most Improved Player: Thomas Bryant
Coach of the Year: Doc Rivers
Executive of the Year: Michael Winger (Clippers)


East:
1. Milwaukee Bucks
2. Philadelphia 76ers
3. Toronto Raptors
4. Miami Heat
5. Indiana Pacers
6. Boston Celtics
7. Brooklyn Nets
8. Orlando Magic

West:
1. Los Angeles Clippers
2. Denver Nuggets
3. Utah Jazz
4. Houston Rockets
5. LA Lakers
6. San Antonio Spurs
7. Portland Trailblazers
8. OKC Thunder

NBA Finals: Clippers v. Bucks
Champion: Clippers
Finals MVP: Kawhi

Hot Take: GS misses playoffs
 
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I’ve struggled with my predictions the last few years but that will not deter me.

EAST
HAWKS
BUCKS
SIXERS
BOSTON
RAPTORS
NETS
PISTONS
HEAT

WEST
LAKERS
WARRIORS
NUGGETS
ROCKETS
JAZZ
BLAZERS
SPURS

MVP: Trae
MIP: Avery Bradley
ROY: Zion
Coy: Vogel
GM: Pelinka

Finals: Lakers over Hawks in 7
Finals MVP: Kuzma

Storylines
LeBron and AD play 82 games
 
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Most Valuable Player: Kawhi Leonard

Defensive Player of the Year: Giannis

Rookie of the Year: Zion Williamson

Sixth Man of the Year: Lou Williams

Most Improved Player: SGA?

Coach of the Year: Brett Brown

Executive of the Year: Lawrence Frank

All-NBA 1st Team:
G Steph
G Harden
F Kawhi Leonard
F Bron
C Joel

East:
1. 76ers
2. Bucks
3. ?
4.?
5.?
6.?
7.?
8.?

West:
1. Clippers
2. Rockets
3. Nuggets
4. Lakers
5. Jazz
6. Blazers
7. Spurs
8. Kings / Mavericks

NBA Champions: Clippers

Finals MVP: Kawhi Leonard

Key Headlines:
76ers race out to the league’s best record
Clippers win first chip in franchise history
The Giannis noise reaches a tipping point
Lakers don’t reach the west coast finals
Warriors miss playoffs
Rockets disappoint
West not as wide open as people say
 
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MVP: Giannis
DPOY: Gobert
ROY: Zion
6th Man: Lou
COY: Spo

1ST TEAM ALL NBA
Steph
Harden
Kawhii
Giannis
Embiid

East

1. Milwaukee
2. Philly
3. Miami
4. Boston
5. Raptors
6. Nets
7. Magic
8. Indy

West
1. Houston
2. Clippers
3. Denver
4. Lakers
5. Utah
6. Blazers
7. Mavs
8. GSW
 
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Most Valuable Player: James Harden

Defensive Player of the Year: Giannis

Rookie of the Year: Zion

Sixth Man of the Year: Lou Will

Most Improved Player: lonzo

Coach of the Year: doc rivers

Executive of the Year: morey

All-NBA 1st Team:
G curry
G harden
F kawhi
F Giannis
C embiid

East:
1. Bucks
2. 76ers
3. Celtics
4. Nets
5. Heat
6. Raptors
7. Magic
8. Pistons

West:
1. Denver
2. Houston
3. Clippers
4. Utah
5. Lakers
6. Portland
7. GSW
8. Dallas

NBA Champions: rockets

Finals MVP: harden

Key Headlines: harden drops 82 in a game
 
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Most Valuable Player:
James Harden

Defensive Player of the Year:
Rudy Gobert

Rookie of the Year:
Ja Morant

Sixth Man of the Year:
Montrezl Harrell

Most Improved Player:
Terry Rozier

Coach of the Year:
Mike Budenholzer

Executive of the Year:
Dennis Lindsey (Utah)

All-NBA 1st Team:
G Steph Curry
G James Harden
F Lebron James
F Giannis Antetokounmpo
C Nikola Jokic

NBA Champions:
Clippers over Bucks

Finals MVP:
Kawhi

Key Headlines:
Ja Morant breaks single season rookie assist record (Mark Jackson - 868)
Grizzlies get a 1st round pick for Iguodala
Spurs miss the playoffs
Kings make the playoffs
Harden cracks top 5 all-time in single season points scored
 
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