2010-2011 NBA Predictions: Awards, Standings, Conference Champs and Finals

Kevin LevineContributor IOctober 25, 2010

2010-2011 NBA Predictions: Awards, Standings, Conference Champs and Finals

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    So, the NBA season starts tomorrow and I figured there would be know better time than the present to make my predictions for the entire NBA Season.

    In this slide show I will share my predictions for divisional standings for every NBA team, Eastern Conference Champions, Western Conference Champions, NBA Finals Champions, and all end-of-the-season awards.

    So, shall I begin predicting?

Northwest Division Predictions

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    2010-2011 Predictions:

    1. Oklahoma City Thunder

    2. Utah Jazz

    3. Portland TrailBlazers

    4. Denver Nuggets

    5. Minnesota Timberwolves

Pacific Division Predictions

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    2010-2011 Predictions:

    1. Los Angeles Lakers

    2. Phoenix Suns

    3. Los Angeles Clippers

    4. Golden State Warriors

    5. Sacramento Kings

Southwest Division Predictions

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    2010-2011 Predictions:

    1. Dallas Mavericks

    2. San Antonio Spurs

    3. Houston Rockets

    4. Memphis Grizzlies

    5. New Orleans Hornets

Central Division Predictions

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    2010-2011 Predictions:

    1. Chicago Bulls

    2. Milwaukee Bucks

    3. Indiana Pacers

    4. Detroit Pistons

    5. Cleveland Cavaliers

Atlantic Division Predictions

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    2010-2011 Predictions:

    1. Boston Celtics

    2. New York Knicks

    3. Philadelphia 76ers

    4. New Jersey Nets

    5. Toronto Raptors

Southeast Division Predictions

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    2010-2011 Predictions:

    1. Miami Heat

    2. Orlando Magic

    3. Atlanta Hawks

    4. Charlotte Bobcats

    5. Washington Wizards

Western Conference Playoff Standings

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    1. Los Angeles Lakers

    2. Dallas Mavericks

    3. Oklahoma City Thunder

    4. Utah Jazz

    5. San Antonio Spurs

    6. Portland TrailBlazers

    7. Phoenix Suns

    8. Denver Nuggets (if they have Melo) or Houston Rockets

Eastern Conference Playoff Standings

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    1. Miami Heat

    2. Orlando Magic

    3. Boston Celtics

    4. Chicago Bulls

    5. Atlanta Hawks

    6. New York Knicks

    7. Milawukee Bucks

    8. Charlotte Bobcats

NBA Finals Predictions

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    Los Angeles Lakers vs. Orlando Magic "The 2011 Edition"

    Lakers win the series 4-2 and, once again, Kobe wins the Finals MVP. Phil Jackson will get yet another 3-peat and will retire after winning this championship.

Season Award Predictions

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    MVP: Kevin Durant

    Coach of the Year: Tom Thibodeau

    Rookie of the Year: Blake Griffin

    6th Man of the Year: Matt Barnes

    Most Improved Player: Ronnie Brewer

    Defensive Player of the Year: Dwight Howard

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