NBA Awards and Finals Predictions

Josh RothContributor IDecember 30, 2011

1st All NBA Team

G: Derrick Rose

G: Kobe Bryant

F: Kevin Durant

F:  LeBron James

C: Dwight Howard

2nd All NBA Team

G: Chris Paul

G: Dwayne Wade

F: Carmelo Anthony

F: Blake Griffin

C: Al Hoford

3rd All NBA Team

G: Rajon Rondo

G: Monta Ellis

F: Loul Deng

F: Dirk Nowitzki

C: Nene Hilario

Honorable Mentions: Russell Westbrook, G (OKC); Stephen Curry G (GSW); Danny Granger, F (IND); Amare Stoudemire, F (NYK); Kevin Love, F (MIN)

All Defensive Team

PG: Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics

SG: Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies

SF: LeBron James, Miami Heat

PF: Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder

C: Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic

Defensive Player of the Year:

LeBron James, Miami Heat

Comeback Player of the Year:

Caron Butler, Los Angeles Clippers

Most Improved Player:

Evan Turner, Philadelphia 76ers

Sixth Man:

James Harden, Oklahoma City Thunder

Coach of the Year:

Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs


Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA Finals Prediction:

Oklahoma City Thunder over Miami Heat in seven games.


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All Photos via Bleacher Report (Photo #1: Derrick Rose, Photo #2: LeBron James and Rajon Rondo, Photo #3: Kevin Durant)