It's never too early to look ahead to next season. With the conclusion of Summer League in Las Vegas, there is no more NBA basketball until training camp begins in the fall.
As we twiddle our thumbs and feign interest in baseball this summer, here are some predictions for NBA awards next season. These predictions are based on what we've seen in the past year or two, as well as a little bit of gut feeling. Some decisions are more obvious than others.
For example, not many people would bet against LeBron James retaining his MVP crown. Yet, no one can really say for sure who will breakout this year and earn the Most Improved Player award.
For the more difficult categories, I paid attention to players who showed potential in the past and are now in a better situation to capitalize on that potential.
Enough of the explanations. Without further ado, your 2013-2014 NBA award predictions presentation.