NBA Award Predictions 2014

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Feb 20, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) handles the ball against Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Now that there are just three days left in the NBA season and all but one playoff spot has been clinched (the Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns are battling out for the final spot), it is time to discuss a subject that almost always causes controversy – the NBA’s awards!

First, let’s take a look at last year’s winners.

MVP: LeBron James, Miami Heat
Rookie of the Year: Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
Defensive Player of the Year: Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies
Sixth Man of the Year: J.R. Smith, New York Knicks
Most Improved Player: Paul George, Indiana Pacers
Coach of the Year: George Karl, Denver Nuggets

The only player with a chance to repeat is LeBron James, who is looking for his fifth MVP Award. James has been fantastic again and has the Heat primed to make a run at their third straight championship.

Gasol missed 23 games this year and hasn’t been as productive while J.R. Smith wasn’t nearly as good this season as he was last season. The Most Improved Player Award is a category that it is seemingly impossible to repeat in and George Karl was, of course, fired and is now an analyst on ESPN.

Who should win the awards this year? Click the arrow keys to find out.

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  • MontySr.

    Here we go again MCW should be a lock for ROY if ORLANDO had a brain they would have drafted him as their future point guard which Oladipo is not, discussion has already started they will draft Ennis as the future point and move Victor to the 2 where he belongs. MCW has had to carry the load for a crap team and Victor has come off the bench when he was suppose to retire Nelson MCW would have without a doubt. MCWs numbers this month wil be the norm next year and shooting percentage FF percentage and assists will all be better especially with three new players as he has none now. Thad and Sims have been okay this last month but rest of year terrible and Magic would have won justas many games with out Victor and MCW would have done even better with Orlando As they have players on their team. You are way off on this and next year MCW even better than this year and all this years rookies. In long run multiple All Star years ahead as well as playoffs. MCW should be ROY no question.

  • MontySr.

    By the way Andrew if you were not on Orlando’s payroll you would never write this MCW ROY

  • Paul S

    ROY! This should be MCW by far. Orlando has 95% of the pace of Philadelphia per your article. A 5% reduction in MCW numbers and he is still superior without question. So what if Oladipo is shooting 7% higher 3PT? I didn’t realize this award would coincide with who would win a 3 point competition. If so I guess Kyle Korver should be the league MVP….with that reasoning! Production is production MCW is higher on basically one of the worst teams in NBA history after the first 10 games of the season or so. This is a no-brainer MCW.