2013-14 NBA Season Award Predictions

So here it is.

Every year there’s always someone who you would never think would be able to accomplish enough to claim an award during the season. For example, how many, truthfully, believed just last year that JR Smith, infamously known for shooting his teams out of games, would turn into an efficient “B” scoring option and eventually 2012-13 6th Man of the Year? Yeah you can put your hand down because no one did. I’ve done some homework on who could surprise you, who will remain consistently “different” in a good or bad way, and picked them for each of the major NBA Regular Season awards…as well as a few I made up.

MVP – Lebron James, Miami Heat

Steve Mitchell - US Presswire

Steve Mitchell – US Presswire

2nd place: Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls

3rd place: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

4th place: Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

5th place: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

6th Man – Harrison Barnes, Golden State Warriors

Paul Sakuma - AP

Paul Sakuma – AP

2nd place: JR Smith, New York Knicks
3rd place: J Crawford, Los Angeles Clippers
4th place: Tyreke Evans, New Orleans Pelicans
5th place: Jarrett Jack, Cleveland Cavaliers

Most Improved – Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls

Dennis Wierzbicki - USA TODAY Sports

Dennis Wierzbicki – USA TODAY Sports

2nd place: Jonas Valancunnias, Toronto Raptops

3rd place: Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns

4th place: Kawai Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

5th place: Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards

Coach of the Year – Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics

AP Photo - Josh Reynolds

AP Photo – Josh Reynolds

2nd place: Rick Adelman, Minnesota Timberwolves

3rd place: Jason Kidd, Brooklyn Nets

4th place: Mark Jackson, Golden State Warriors

5th place: Mike Woodson, New York Knicks

Rookie of the Year- Ben McLemore, Sacramento Kings

Hector Amezcua - Sacbee

Hector Amezcua – Sacbee

2nd place: Otto Porter, Washington Wizards

3rd place: Cody Zeller, Charlotte Bobcats

4th place: Shabazz Muhammad, Minnesota Timberwolves

5th place: Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic

Least Valuable Player: Ben Gordon, Charlotte Bobcats

Credit: Streeter Lecka

Credit: Streeter Lecka

2nd place: James Jones, Miami Heat

3rd place: Robert Sacre, Los Angeles Lakers

4th place: Dahntay Jones, Dallas Mavericks

5th place: Corey Maggette, Detroit Pistons

Scoring Champion: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

Issac Baldizon - Getty Images

Issac Baldizon – Getty Images

2nd place: Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

3rd place: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

4th place: Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets

5th place: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

Comeback Player of the Year: Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls

Debby Wong-USA Today Sports

Debby Wong-USA Today Sports

2nd place: Steve Nash, Los Angeles Lakers

3rd place: Andrea Bargnani, New York Knicks

4th place: Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets

5th place:  Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves

Defensive Player of the Year: Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies  

Ronald Martinez-Getty Images

Ronald Martinez-Getty Images

2nd place: Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks

3rd place: Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets

4th place: Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder

5th place: Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics

Best Record in East: Miami Heat (69-13)

Ronald Martinez - Getty Images

Ronald Martinez – Getty Images

2nd place: Chicago Bulls (62-20)

3rd place: New York Knicks (58-24)

4th place: Brooklyn Nets (56-26)

5th place: Indiana Pacers (54-28)

Best Record in West: San Antonio Spurs (60-22)

Nathaniel S. Butler - Getty Images

Nathaniel S. Butler – NBAE – Getty Images

2nd place: Oklahoma City Thunder (59-21)

3rd place: Los Angeles Clippers (53-27)

4th place: Golden State Warriors (52-28)

5th place: Houston Rockets (49-31)

Underperformer’s Award: Eric Gordon, New Orleans Pelicans

AP

AP

2nd place: Amar’e Stoudemire, New York Knicks

3rd place: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

4th place: Josh Smith, Detroit Pistons

5th place: Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers

Embrace Debate…..Article by: Ryan Manley

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