2009-2010 NBA Awards: Timberwolves Edition

Timber WolfAnalyst IIOctober 22, 2009

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I've done one of these before, and with our new roster, I'd like to do it again, and get the Timberwolves community back involved.

This is for fun, and it's also going to add some prediction to the roster. First, we have to decide on the starting roster, and judging from the preseason, it's going to be like this:

PG- Jonny Flynn

SG- Corey Brewer

SF- Ryan Gomes

PF- Kevin Love

C- Al Jefferson

David Stern: The NBA has decided to give all of the awards to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and without further ado, I'd like to start with the MVP .

MVP (most valuable player): Winner: Kevin Love. Runner Up: Al Jefferson. Third Place: Jonny Flynn

I expect to catch hell from this, but it's highly apparent in my opinion that Kevin Love is going to dominate the glass, while Jefferson adds his 10-11.

Kevin Love could easily average 13-14 rebounds if given 30 minutes consistently. He could easily have 50+ double- doubles if he plays 70+ games.

Kevin Love predicted statline: 13 Points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 1 steal.


M.I.P (most improved player): Winner: Corey Brewer. Runner Up: Kevin Love. Third Place: Ryan Gomes

I expect to catch hell from this, but the way Corey Brewer has been playing in the preseason has the Timberwolves community stunned.

In his last five games, he's averaged 17 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. Not to mention that he's playing great on the defensive end of the court.

Corey Brewer predicted statline: 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.


Sixth Man Of The Year: Winner: Ramon Sessions. Runner Up: Sasha Pavlovic. Third Place: Ryan Hollins

This is a no-brainer. Ramon Sessions is a solid young point guard. We're talking about a triple-double against the Los Angeles Lakers, and 44 points against the Detroit Pistons.

As a backup 1, and 2, it doesn't matter whether he starts or not, because he and Jonny Flynn would simply put up numbers regardless.

Ramon Sessions predicted statline: 12 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals. (Assuming he's kept the full season).


Defensive Player Of The Year: Winner: Corey Brewer. Runner Up: Kevin Love. Third Place: Ramon Sessions

This also might be a stretch, but when a guy is getting you a steal, and a block consistently, he's proving his worth on the defensive end. Not to mention the rebounding game that he possesses, and oh yeah... the defense!

He's hell for point guards and shooting guards because he's long and he's quick, and not one that you can go past.

The only thing limiting his defense would be his strength, but if he can average 2 steals like he's doing in preseason, then he gets a "bye" for this season.

Corey Brewer predicted statline: 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.


Rookie Of The Year: Winner: Jonny Flynn. Runner Up: Wayne Ellington. Third Place: N/A

This is a no-brainer, but Jonah Flynn is Jonah Flynn. He's a guy that's going to give us 10+ points easily, whether it be 3-point shots, free throws or scoring in the paint.

He's a guy who is going to get us 5+ assists consecutively, which is great for the Wolves. The only thing that's going to limit him, is Ramon Sessions needing to play.

Jonny Flynn predicted statline: 13 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds and 1 steal.


What do you all think?