Time for NBA Playoffs and Awards Predictions as 2008-09 Season Tips Off

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Time for NBA Playoffs and Awards Predictions as 2008-09 Season Tips Off

The new NBA season has tipped off, and that means it is prediction time. We have made our predictions for the upcoming season and we are prepared to share those predictions. Keep in mind that we do not claim to be experts in any way—these are just our opinions.

 

Mike’s Predictions

 

Most Valuable Player:         LeBron James – Cleveland Cavaliers

 

Coach of the Year:              Rick Adelman – Houston Rockets

 

Rookie of the Year:             Michael Beasley – Miami Heat

 

Sixth Man Award:               Nate Robinson – New York Knicks

 

Most Improved:                 Quentin Richardson – New York Knicks

 

Defensive Player:               Ron Artest – Houston Rockets

 

All-NBA First Team:            Chris Paul – New Orleans Hornets

                                         Kobe Bryant – Los Angeles Lakers

                                         Lebron James – Cleveland Cavaliers

                                         Tim Duncan – San Antonio Spurs

                                         Yao Ming – Houston Rockets

 

All-Defensive Team:            Chris Paul – New Orleans Hornets

                                          Kobe Bryant – Los Angeles Lakers

                                          Ron Artest – Houston Rockets

                                          Kevin Garnett – Boston Celtics

                                          Dwight Howard – Orlando Magic

 

All-Rookie Team:                 Greg Oden – Portland Trailblazers

                                          Derrick Rose – Chicago Bulls

                                          Michael Beasley – Miami Heat

                                          OJ Mayo – Memphis Grizzlies

                                          Brook Lopez – New Jersey Nets

 

East Playoff Teams:             Cleveland Cavaliers

                                          Boston Celtics

                                          Detroit Pistons

                                          Toronto Raptors

                                          Orlando Magic

                                          Miami Heat

                                          Philadelphia 76ers

                                          Milwaukee Bucks

 

West Playoff Teams:            Houston Rockets

                                          San Antonio Spurs

                                          New Orleans Hornets

                                          Portland Trailblazers

                                          Los Angeles Lakers

                                          Phoenix Suns

                                          Utah Jazz

                                          Dallas Mavericks

 

East Conference Finals:       Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons

 

West Conference Finals:      Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

 

NBA Finals:                         Boston Celtics vs. Houston Rockets

 

NBA Champions:                 Houston Rockets

Brad’s Predictions

 

Most Valuable Player:         Chris Paul – New Orleans Hornets

 

Coach of the Year:              Nate McMillan – Portland Trailblazers

 

Rookie of the Year:             Michael Beasley – Miami Heat

 

Sixth Man Award:               James Posey – New Orleans Hornets

 

Most Improved:                 LaMarcus Aldridge – Portland Trailblazers

 

Defensive Player:               Ron Artest – Houston Rockets

 

All-NBA First Team:            Chris Paul – New Orleans Hornets

                                         Kobe Bryant – Los Angeles Lakers

                                         LeBron James – Cleveland Cavaliers

                                         Dwyane Wade – Miami Heat

                                         Dwight Howard – Orlando Magic

 

All-Defensive Team:            Chris Paul – New Orleans Hornets

                                          Kobe Bryant – Los Angeles Lakers

                                          Ron Artest – Houston Rockets

                                          Kevin Garnett – Boston Celtics

                                          Tim Duncan – San Antonio Spurs

 

All-Rookie Team:                 Greg Oden – Portland Trailblazers

                                          Derrick Rose – Chicago Bulls

                                          Michael Beasley – Miami Heat

                                          OJ Mayo – Memphis Grizzlies

                                          Danilo Gallinari – New York Knicks

 

East Playoff Teams:             Cleveland Cavaliers

                                          Boston Celtics

                                          Detroit Pistons

                                          Atlanta Hawks

                                          Orlando Magic

                                          Miami Heat

                                          Philadelphia 76ers

                                          New York Knicks

 

West Playoff Teams:            Houston Rockets

                                          San Antonio Spurs

                                          New Orleans Hornets

                                          Portland Trailblazers

                                          Los Angeles Lakers

                                          Phoenix Suns

                                          Utah Jazz

                                          Golden State Warriors

 

East Conference Finals:        Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers

 

West Conference Finals:       Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Hornets

 

NBA Finals:                          Boston Celtics vs. Houston Rockets

 

NBA Champions:                  Boston Celtics

 

 

Feel free to add your comments about whether you agree, disagree, or what changes you would make.

 

We are also going to be picking winners for every NBA game this season. To view our picks and follow our win-loss record over the course of the season, click here.

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