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NBA F&R Predictions for 2010-2011

Posted on: October 26, 2010 7:00 pm
Edited on: October 26, 2010 8:14 pm
Posted by Matt Moore

You've seen KB's predictions for this season , now it's time we shared ours with you. Here is the F&R crew's prediction for the 2010-2011 season.

Division Winners:

Division Matt Moore Ben Golliver Royce Young
Celtics Celtics Celtics
Southeast Magic Heat
Central Bulls Bucks Bulls
Mavericks Mavericks Spurs
Northwest Thunder Jazz Jazz
Pacific Lakers Lakers Lakers
Finals Prediction
Lakers over Heat
Lakers over Magic
Lakers over Heat

So all three of us like the Lakers. Way to go out on a limb, us. Here are our awards winner predictions.

Award Matt Moore
Ben Golliver Royce Young
MVP Dwight Howard
Kevin Durant Kevin Durant
ROY John Wall
John Wall
Blake Griffin
DPOY Andrew Bogut Howard Dwight Howard
Sixth Man
Jamal Crawford
Manu Ginobili
Antawn Jamison
Jerryd Bayless
Kevin Love
Roy Hibbert
COY Stan Van Gundy
Stan Van Gundy
Jerry Sloan

And finally, some random predictions from our crew.

From Royce Young:
  • LeBron will lead the Heat in scoring, but won't average a triple-double.
  • Kevin Durant will lead the league in scoring with over 30 ppg, but more impressively, his assists will jump to over four a game.
  • Carmelo Anthony will be traded before Christmas, to the Knicks.
  • Dwight Howard will lead the league in rebounding, followed closely by... Blake Griffin.
  • At least one of the East's playoff teams will have a sub-.500 record.
  • The Birdman will get a tattoo completely covering his face.
  • Yao Ming will stay healthy the entire season, but with just the 24 minutes a game, won't make as big an impact as the Rockets hope. 
  • At some point, Dirk Nowitzki's hair will become self-aware.
  • Tracy McGrady will win a playoff series. (Just kidding.)
  • Al Jefferson will be an All-Star.
From Ben Golliver:
  • John Wall will be the talk of All Star weekend, either because he wins one of the gimmick contests or because he puts up a triple double in the rookie/sophomore game.
  • Blake Griffin will generate early-season All Star consideration talk, before the coaches snub him for a veteran.
  • The Suns will make trade one of their major off-season signings before the trade deadline.
  • Greg Oden will play less than 50 regular season games.
  • Tyreke Evans will be an All-Star.
  • Darko will receive a DNP-CD after God requests he return to Heaven to give back the manna he pilfered.
  • After hearing the Heat hype for a few months, Kobe will go off for 55+ on a lottery team to prove a point.
And from yours truly:
  • John Wall will win the Rookie of the Year, and it will not be close. Because of his play, the Wizards will miss the playoffs by only a handful of games.
  • The Raptors will win 35 games. No more, no less.
  • Carmelo Anthony won't be moved until the last minute before the trade deadline.
  • Greg Monroe will suprise a lot of people with how good he is, prompting the Pistons to trade Rip Hamilton to go young.
  • The Thunder will suffer an injury that will cause a mid-season slump, but wiill recover on a tear going into the playoffs.
  • The Lakers will coast through the first month and last two months of the season, getting only the third seed before blistering all teams in the playoffs.
  • Tyreke Evans will be an All-Star, and win MVP of the Rookie-Sophomores game. 
  • Dwight Howard will be an absolute monster, and average 35 points per game against the Heat in all four regular season meetings.
  • The Hornets will just make the playoffs over the Grizzlies.
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