My NBA 2009-2010 Season Predictions/Awards

Dedrick HendrixCorrespondent IOctober 25, 2009

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My NBA 2009-10 Season Predictions/Awards

Rookie of the Year

Tyreke Evans, Sacramento Projected Stats:18.7 PPG, 6.6 APG, 1.9 SPG

Most Improved Award

Aaron Brooks, Houston Projected Stats:21.4 PPG, 7.4 APG, 1.3 SPG.

Defensive Player of the Year

Dwight Howard, Orlando Projected Stats:18.8 PPG, 14.2 RPG, 2.8 BPG.

Coach of the Year

Stan Van Gundy, Orlando Projected Stats: 61-21 1st in Eastern Conference

League MVP

LeBron James, Cleveland Projected Stats:28.7 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 6.5 APG

Eastern Conference All-Stars

C Dwight Howard, Orlando

PF Kevin Garnett, Boston

SF LeBron James, Cleveland

SG Joe Johnson, Atlanta

PG Gilbert Arenas, Washington

Reserves

C Shaquille O'Neal, Cleveland

F Danny Granger, Indiana

G Dwayne Wade, Miami

F Chris Bosh, Toronto

G Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia

G Derrick Rose, Chicago

C Al Horford, Atlanta

Injury Replacements (if necessary)

F Rashard Lewis, Orlando

G Rajon Rondo, Boston

F Paul Pierce, Boston

G Ray Allen, Boston

G Devin Harris, New Jersey

Western Conference All-Stars

C Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix

PF Tim Duncan, San Antonio

SF Carmelo Anthony, Denver

SG Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers

PG Chris Paul, New Orleans

Reserves

F Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas

G Brandon Roy, Portland

G Deron Williams, Utah

G Allen Iverson, Memphis

G Steve Nash, Phoenix

F Pau Gasol, LA Lakers

C Andrew Bynum, LA Lakers

SF Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City

Injury Replacements (if necessary)

F Ron Artest, LA Lakers

F David West, New Orleans

F LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland

C Al Jefferson, Minnesota

G Chauncey Billups, Denver

2010 NBA Playoffs

West

1. LA Lakers

2. San Antonio

3. Portland

4. Denver

5. Dallas

6. New Orleans

7. Utah

8. Phoenix

East

1. Orlando

2. Boston

3. Cleveland

4. Atlanta

5. Washington

6. Toronto

7. Miami

8. Chicago

First Round Predictions

West

1 LA Lakers def. 8 Phoenix 4-1

4 Denver def. 5 Dallas 4-2

3 Portland def. 6 New Orleans 4-3

2 San Antonio def. 7 Utah 4-1

East

1 Orlando def. 8 Chicago 4-0

4 Atlanta def. Washington 4-2

3 Cleveland def. 6 Toronto 4-1

2 Boston def. 7 Miami 4-0

2010 NBA Playoffs (Semifinals)

West

1 LA Lakers def. 4 Denver 4-2

3 Portland def. 2 San Antonio 4-3

East

1 Orlando def. 4 Atlanta 4-1

3 Cleveland def. Boston 4-2

2010 Conference Finals

West

1 LA Lakers def. Portland 4-1

East

1 Orlando def. Cleveland 4-2

2010 NBA Finals

1 Orlando def. 1 LA Lakers 4-3

Finals MVP:

G Vince Carter