2012-13 NBA Predictions

Posted: October 29, 2012 in NBA

LeBron finally shut every one up last year by winning the title. Can the Heat repeat as NBA champs? Will the new big 4 Lakers have the chemistry to win NBA title number six for Kobe? The Oklahoma City Thunder just traded James Harden for Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb but will that cost them the championship? Finally will Carmelo Anthony get a rare 1st round NBA playoff series win? This is how I see it this year.

2013 NBA MVP: Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

Defensive Player of the Year: Serge Ibaka, PF, Oklahoma City Thunder

Rookie of the Year:
Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers

Sixth Man of the Year: Kevin Martin, SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

Most Improved Player:
Nikola Pekovic, C, Minnesota Timberwolves

Coach of The Year: Rick Adelman, Minnesota Timberwolves

Three Things that will happen this season

1. Overrated Carmelo Anthony will lose in the first round again as the Knicks flop again.

2. Mike Brown will be fired by the Lakers after the season. He is a bozo and will cost the Lakers the title along with their inferior bench.

3. The Memphis Grizzlies will trade either Rudy Gay or Zach Randolph by the trading deadline.

Eastern Conference Playoff Teams
1. Miami Heat
2. Indiana Pacers
3. Brooklyn Nets
4. New York Knicks
5. Boston Celtics
6. Atlanta Hawks
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Philadelphia 76ers

Western Conference Playoff Teams
1. Oklahoma City Thunder
2. Los Angeles Lakers
3. San Antonio Spurs
4. Los Angeles Clippers
5. Denver Nuggets
6. Memphis Grizzlies
7. Utah Jazz
8. Minnesota Timberwolves

Western Conference Finals: Oklahoma City Thunder over the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games

Eastern Conference Finals: Miami Heat over the Indiana Pacers in six games

2013 NBA Champions:

No Harden, no problem. The Thunder defeat the Heat in six games.

The Thunder will be ten deep on the rotation this year with the acquisitions of Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb for James Harden. Kevin Martin can score for days and lets not forget how Harden did not show up in the Finals. They also get Eric Maynor back from injury who did just as good as a backup PG as Harden did last season. Perry Jones may of been a flop on Baylor but his athletic ability should thrive in Oklahoma City. Scott Brooks has taken his team one step further each year since 2010 and this team should have the chemistry issues resolved by April 20th when the playoffs start. Perkins and Ibaka can defend Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard without double team help if they play in a seven game series. I just don’t believe the Lakers will get it done with that bench and Mike Brown. The Heat can repeat for sure but it is Durant’s time.

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