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2008/2009 NBA Awards Predictions

Posted on: September 18, 2008 3:33 pm
MVP - Dwyane Wade

This is his year to shine, and he will relish the opportunity. He has Shawn Marion and Michael Beasley to be his wing men that will help him get the Heat back into the playoffs in the East. If you didn't get this feeling like me from seeing him play in the Olympics, than you didn't watch the Olympics. He is back at full health and will stay there all season long. Watch him pull off once spectacular year and earning himself his 1st MVP.

Rookie of the Year - Greg Oden

Yes, I said Greg Oden. Now be honest, who forget Oden is still a rookie because he didn't play all of last year? It's okay to admit if you did. He is a monster on the boards, and shot blocking machine. He has some solid moves in the paint as well, but his scoring is one thing that he will need to improve on at the NBA level. I'm saying he pulls down double digit rebounds over the whole year, and gets around 2 blocks a game as well. Some where around 10-15 point per game too.

Defensive Player of the Year - Josh Smith

This will be the year he explodes. Josh has been a top defender for the last couple of years, but he hasn't been able to put himself at the top yet. I believe this is the year he puts himself at the top. He is going to average a double double this year with points and rebounds, and he will average over 2 blocks and 2 steals. Not only that, he will help the Hawks make back to back playoff appearances.

6th man award - Manu Ginobili

Now Ginobili should be starting so this isn't really fair. Even with a bum ankle he can win this 6th man award because he will be playing starters minutes and put up lots of good numbers.

"Real" 6th man - Jason Maxiell

By "real" I mean an actually 6th man. Unlike Ginobili, Maxiell most likely won't start and get starter minutes. He will be part of the "Zoo Crew" for the Pistons and continue to improve on his game as he has year after year. Him and Rodney Stuckey will be huge off the bench for the Pistons. He will come in to give them lots of energy and a post presence on offense and defense. He should be starting by next year if not sometime this year.

Most Improve Player - Randy Foye or Devin Harris

I couldn't decide here. I believe both of these guys will have huge years, and improve a lot from last year. Harris was better last year, but I believe he will still be better than Foye this year as well. However, I believe Foye will finally start playing like the PG the Timberwolves have been expecting out of him since they drafted him. Harris will be starting for the Nets, should put himself into the Top 10 PGs after this year, and Foye will put himself right outside that Top 10.

Coach of the Year - Mo Cheeks

The 76ers made the playoffs last year as the 6th seed. Mo Cheeks was a huge part of that and would have won this award last year if it wasn't for Byron Scott and the Hornets. Now this year he will have Elton Brand and a young team that just added some more experience under their belts. Look for Cheeks to lead the 76ers into the playoffs yet again, but this time they will be a higher seed (Top 4).

Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: September 19, 2008 10:38 am

2008/2009 NBA Awards Predictions


Rookie of the Year:

Defensive Player of the Year:

Sixth Man Award:

Real Sixth Man Award:

Most Improved Player:

Coach of the Year: Nate McMillan

I'm sure most wont agree with any od my pics past MVP and Rookie of the Year so let me give a little explaination. Ron Artest, new team won't have much impact on the offense, but will be huge for the defense. Antonio Mcdyess, looks like he will not be a starter this year, but I'm sure he'll play minutes like he's starting. Tony Allen, I think alot of people forgot how good of a player he is. Injured last couple years, he won't see alot of minutes, but when he's in he will have to be a game changer. Gilbert Arenas, so there is some fan bias here, but i need some reason to convice myself it will be okay after we have him over 100 million dollars. And finally Nate McMillan, Portland will suprise people this year with a young exciting team. They will be the Tampa Bay Rays of the NBA.

Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2008 2:11 am

2008/2009 NBA Awards Predictions

MVP - LeBron James

I was tossing up between him and CP3. If LeBron can get the Cavs a good seed I think he can win it.

ROY - Russell Westbrook

I'm going for a odd pick. Could be Beasley or Oden. OJ Mayo figures to be in the race.

DPOY - Ron Artest

I don't think it will happen. I just won't it to because people seem to be discounting Artest's talents lately.

6th Man - Manu

If he is used the same way it has to be Manu doesn't it?

Real 6th Man - Rodney Stuckey

I hink Leonardo Barbosa has a shot if Nash is getting reduced minutes. Stuckey figures to be in that race.

MIP - Rudy Gay

This won't happen because of OJ Mayo but I'd like it to happen. Could be Mo Williams. He can score and might see a lot of assists thanks to LeBron. Could be Al Thornton..maybe. Possibly Danny Granger.

COY - Mo Cheeks.

You stole that from me. I mentioned it in the place your bets here thread. lol, j/k...but yes I think he is the COY.

Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2008 5:04 pm

2008/2009 NBA Awards Predictions

Wow, great blog...I agree i think Dwayne Wade will have a big year.  He looked great in the olympics.

Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: September 18, 2008 3:33 pm

2008/2009 NBA Awards Predictions

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