Here are our predictions of the NBA Awards for 2014.
1. Kevin Durant
2. Lebron James
This year’s performance by K.D. earns him the award. With or without Westbrook, he’s been the leader of his team. He’s outshined and out-performed his counterpart Lebron James. 32 PPG and second best team record in the NBA. What more needs to be said?
Defensive Player of the Year.
1. Joakim Noah
2. Paul George
3. Chris Paul
Noah’s numbers are not of a superstar but they are of the most ferocious and active player in the NBA. That makes him the 2014 Defensive Player.
1. Jamal Crawford
2. Manu Ginobli
We can’t take anything from Manu and his contribution to his team is invaluable. However, J. Crawford has at times thrown the team on his back and led the way. That’s why he’s our choice in 2014.
Most Improved Player
1. Lance Stephenson
2. Goran Dragic
3. Jimmy Butler
Coming out with the most Triple-Doubles of the year is Lance Stephenson. His production has helped Indiana earn top seed in the Eastern Conference. Goran Dragic is right behind him but Lance wins this race by an inch.
Rookie of the Year
1. Michael Carter Williams. PHI
2. Victor Oladipo, ORL
Amazing start and career for MCW earns him our awards for Rookie of the Year.
Coach of the Year
1. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs
2. Tom Thibodeau, Chicago Bulls
3. Jeff Hornacek, Phoenix Suns
Jeff Hornacek with a winning season(48-34) has done an amazing job with the Suns. He’s put them on the path to success. We can’t wait to see the results next year. Our choice of 2014 Coach of the Year is Gregg Popovich. What can be said about Pop and his Spurs. After suffering a hard loss in the finals, the Spurs came back with a 62-20. Incredible and resilient.