NBA Awards Odds 2012-13: Passing Out the Hardware Way Too Soon

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NBA Awards Odds 2012-13: Passing Out the Hardware Way Too Soon
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Could Carmelo Anthony win his first MVP award in 2012-13?

For a moment, forget everything your eighth-grade hoops coach taught you.

Basketball is not always a team game. It’s not always about running the play. It’s only sometimes about team defense, so long as you look good (Carmelo Anthony).

In the NBA, it’s about the individual. It’s about the 30-point game, the step-back three-pointer and the incredible swat that sent some rookie to the bench with his head down.

It’s about the individual’s ability to excel above all others and lead his team to the win.

So in this moment of looking beyond the basics of the game, let’s also skip the remaining 90 percent or so of the season and pop the champagne early on individual success.

Here’s a way-too-soon look at who will win NBA season awards this season, taking into account what we’ve seen thus far and what we can predict.

Note: All statistics and records are updated prior to games played on Nov. 21

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