We made it! It’s the final week of the regular season, and the final power rankings for the 2017-18 NBA season. While some teams have been good surprises (the Indiana Pacers) some teams have been bad surprises (the Memphis Grizzlies), it’s been a heck of a journey, and we’re glad you’ve been here with us for part of it.
While I don’t actually have a vote for NBA awards, here’s a chance to offer some educated guesses on who will take home a piece of hardware as a recognition of their success this season.
Rookie of the Year — Ben Simmons
Sixth Man of the Year — Lou Williams
Defensive Player of the Year — Rudy Gobert
Most Improved Player — Victor Oladipo
Most Valuable Player — James Harden
Coach of the Year — Mike D’Antoni
Now that those predictions are official for me, let’s dive into the bottom of the power rankings with this young, but quite terrible, squad.
A season that began with historical blowouts ends with a whimper, as the Suns have clinched the worst record in the league. While they have some exciting pieces on their roster — Josh Jackson, T.J. Warren, and Devin Booker appear to be long-term NBA players — the rest of their roster is full of players that likely will struggle to make a significant impact on the court for teams that are trying to win games. The Suns commitment to being terrible this season was in full effect for the last few months, so congrats! You did it! You’re the worst!