A Look Ahead: 2010 NBA Awards
Who can't remember the heated "Great Debate" about the 2009 NBA Most Valuable Player.
In this article, I will give my predictions on who will win the 2010 NBA MVP and many other awards, including The Most Improved Player, The Sixth Man, The Rookie of the Year, and The Defensive Player of the Year.
The Candidates For MVP: LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Kobe Bryant.
The candidates for Most Improved: Trevor Ariza, Anthony Randolph, Eric Gordon.
The candidates for Sixth Man: Jason Terry, Corey Maggette, Nate Robinson.
The candidates for Rookie of the Year: Blake Griffin, Tyreke Evans, James Harden, Hasheem Thabeet, Stephen Curry.
The candidates for Defensive Player of the Year: Dwayne Wade, Chris Paul, Marcus Camby, Dwight Howard.
The MVP goes to ...
In my opinion, Wade should have won the MVP last year because he was more valuable to the Heat.
Just think about it: without Wade in the line-up, how many games do the Heat win on a good day? Maybe 12 or 13 wins.
Also, Wade led the Heat in practically every category, on the court and in the locker room. Wade is coming out of his best season yet, and the Heat hopefully will sign someone to help his supporting cast.
A close second: LeBron James.
The Defensive player of the year is....
Dwight Howard is just a monster. Not only does he cause mismatch options, he "made" the three pointer work for Orlando, which was the reason why they went to NBA Finals.
Dwight led the NBA in rebounds and blocked shots. He also was third among centers in steals.
Next season, expect Howard to become even more dominant on the glass and to hopefully practice his free-throws.
A Close Second: Dwayne Wade
A Close Third: Marcus Camby
The Sixth man goes to ...
Jason Terry was the only consistent scorer on the Mavericks' other than Dirk Nowitzki. With Josh Howard out for most of the season, Terry was a "second option" for the Mavericks.
He would take a spot up jumper and take it to the rim. Terry averaged 19.6 points per game and only started 11 games.
Close Second: Corey Maggette
The Rookie of The Year goes to ...
I haven't seen Blake play with the elite power forwards and centers in the NBA, However, I think that this guy is one of the most talented players to be drafted in a few years.
Griffin gives the Clippers' an offensive and defensive threat on the court.
A Close Second: Tyreke Evans/Stephen Curry
The Most Improved Player goes to ...
Trevor Ariza was a big part of the Lakers' run at a Championship run this year.
Ariza has a decent three point shot and shot 46 percent from the field. If only he would post up more and take it to the rim he would be a premier scorer in the NBA.
With T-Mac battered with injuries and Artest in L.A., Ariza has to step for the Rockets.
Ariza is going to have a big season.
Close Second: Anthony Randolph/Eric Gordon