Yea I waited a little to do my predictions. A lot of things can factor into Allstar selections, MVP voting, records, awards, etc. So here we go.
Western Conference Allstar Starters
Starting Center: Anthony Davis
Starting Power Forward: Blake Griffin
Starting Small Forward: Kevin Durant
Starting Shooting Guard: James Harden
Starting Point Guard: Steph Curry
Western Conference Reserves
Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Tony Parker, Dirk Nowitzki, Mike Conley, Marc Gasol, DeAndre Jordan, Karl Anthony Towns, Harrison Barnes, JJ Redick, Pau Gasol.
Eastern Conference Allstar Starters
Starting Power Forward: LeBron James
Starring Small Forward : Carmelo Anthony
Starting Shooting Guard: Dwyane Wade
Starting Point Guard: Kyrie Irving
Eastern Conference Reserves:
SNUBS: Hassan Whiteside, Dwight Howard, Kevin Love, Kristaps Porzingis, Kent Bazemore, Miles Turner, Tobias Harris, Al Horford, John Wall, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Goran Dragon, Jabari Parker.
Injuries, fan voting, production might shift some of these predictions, but these are why they are predictions folks.
2016/17 MVP depends on standings honestly. If the Clippers can keep racking up wins and finish #1 in the west, than Chris Paul or Blake Griffin will be considered heavily. They might cancel each other out playing on the same team, meaning they would steal votes from each other (similar to Steph Curry and Kevin Durant.) Russell Westbrook has the sympathy votes from sports writers all over the nation but I think his rage and his tenacity is hurting Victor Oladipo’s development. Even though it is very early in the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder are currently 8-5 and they are 5-5 in their last 10 games. Damian Lillard is a long shot to win it. So my pick is this man….
Kahwai Leonard 2016/17 MVP.
2016/17 Rookie of the year:
2016/17 Defensive Player of The year
2016/17 6th man of the year
2016/17 Most Improved Award
Now for me it’s out of Giannis Antetokounmpo or Hassan Whiteside. My heart says Giannis but my head says Whiteside. I will pick
2016/17 Coach of the year:
Ok a few scenarios here. If Luke Walton can get the Lakers into the playoffs, then he wins it. If Quin Snyder can get the Jazz into the playoffs, then he wins it. If Doc Rivers can get the #1 seed in the pacific, then he wins. If the Cavs can cruise back into the Eastern Conference Finals, then Tyronne Lue wins it. So many options so I will choose
Well look for the All NBA Teams later on in the season. What are your predictions? Please let me know.