NBA Midseason Awards

With All Star Weekend approaching, it is time to look back on the first half of the season and dole out some awards.  The Cavaliers are the best team in basketball with a record of 42-11.  The New Jersey Nets are the definition of futile with a record of 4-47 and, as of right now, the winners of the John Wall sweepstakes.  If the season were to end today some interesting first round playoff matchups would be the Lebron’s vs the Wade’s in the East and the high-flying offenses of the Mavericks and Suns in the West.

My First Team All NBA:

Point Guard- Steve Nash- Nash edges out Chris Paul for first team honors only because of Paul’s injury late in the first half of the season.  Nash has shown no signs of aging throwing up 18 points per game and dropping 11 dimes a contest.

Shooting Guard- Dwayne Wade- Wade is in Miami without little help on the roster and is still able to drop 26 points, grab 4 boards, and dish out 6 assists a game. He has led a weak team into playoff contention and can single-handedly strike fear into his opponents on any given night.

Small Forward- LeBron James- There is nothing small about LeBron at all.  It is basically unfair how physically gifted the man is. He has the body of an NFL linebacker and is among the quickest in the league. With his jump shot developing the landmarks he can reach are mind-boggling. He is scoring close to 30 a game with 7 rebounds and 8 assists, leading his Cavs to the best record in the NBA.

Power Forward- Chris Bosh- Bosh is averaging 24 points and 11 rebounds a game in his contract year. He is having the best season of his career thus far and the timing couldn’t be better as he stands to make some serious coin this off-season.

Center- Dwight Howard– Who else? It is amazing that Howard has made and missed more free throws than anyone else in the NBA. His defense is unmatched with his freakish ability to block shots and rebound.  His offense is developing and with a little help on his game from the charity stripe he will be a force.

My 2nd Team All NBA

PG Chris Paul

SG Kobe Bryant

SF Kevin Durant

PF Dirk Nowitzki

C David Lee

MVP-Kevin Durant- No player in the NBA has done more with less than Kevin Durant.  He has led his young Oklahoma City Thunder to a 6th place in the NBA’s lethal Western Conference.  He scores at will attracting each team’s best defender night in and night out.  He does not have a supporting cast of  Shaq, Mo Williams, Jamario Moon, and Daniel Gibson or one of Lamar Odom, Pau Gasol, and Andrew Bynum. Durant is averaging 27 points a game and grabbing 7 boards.

Rookie of the Year- Tyreke Evans- Tyreke Evans has burst on to the scene in first year in the League with the Sacramento Kings. He is averaging 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists a contest.  Despite Brandon Jennings bursting onto the scene in the early weeks of the season, Evans has stayed consistent all season long and with some added parts to the roster he will help shed the label of the Sacramento Queens.

NBA Eastern Conference Finals Prediction: Cavs over Hawks in 6

NBA Western Conference Finals Prediction: Lakers over Mavs in 6

NBA Finals Prediction: Cavs over Lakers in 7

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8 Responses

  1. It is sad to see that Durant may not be able to make a first team for anyone because of the position he plays…I also do not really think you can have Durant as an MVP if he is not even on the first team. I have to disagree with D-Wade over Kobe for shooting guard. You cannot say he is doing a solo job with Beasley developing the way he is scoring 15.5 a game and pulling down 7 boards a contest. I would say it is the same argument made in baseball for the MVP as in can you really be MVP when you play on not so good of a team over someone who puts the numbers up and has his team in first place in the much tougher West? I would agree with everything other than Kobe being left off the first team and Durant being the MVP.

  2. Durant is MVP because he does the most with the least. LeBron is over him on the first team due to better numbers yet he has a better team than Durant and Durant leads a younger team in a tougher conference. Its a toss up really but my bias is with Durant. If you take LeBron off of the Cavs they would be in better shape than the Thunder without Durant.

    Same argument for Kobe. Dwayne Wade only has Beasley and sometimes Haslem. Kobe has a plethora of talent around him and if he wasnt doing what he’s doing he’d be a disapointment.

  3. no love for melo or chauncey?

  4. Who would you put them over? For Chauncey certianly not Air Canada or CP3! And Melo over Bron or Durant? Please

  5. Yup…still do not understand how you could have your MVP not on the first team…that just does not make sense.

  6. I think chauncey is the most valuable point guard in the leauge 19 a game and 6 assists and the nuggets are something stupid like 80 something and 30 something since he joined and what were the nuggets before melo joined they were like the clippers and i’d take melo over durant

  7. Grow up.

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