Will’s Thinking 2015-16 NBA

By on July 31, 2015

 

 (photo David Richard / USA TODAY Sports)

(photo David Richard / USA TODAY Sports)

            It seems like yesterday we were just talking about an amazing NBA Finals, the NBA Draft and NBA Free Agency.  So it’s hard to believe that NBA training camps are set to open in less than 2 months with the first NBA preseason game to be played on October 6.  Questions surround every team and players; can the Warriors win back to back titles?  Will the Cavaliers finally bring a title to Cleveland? How will the Spurs respond after going out and signing prized free agent LaMarcus Aldridge?  As we enter the dog day of summer, it is never too early to take a look at the upcoming NBA season and make a few predictions.

MVP: LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers): It can be argued that LBJ should have won the MVP award last season.  With a healthy lineup and the Cavs resigning all the key contributors from this past years’ team there is no reason for the Cavs to win less than 60 games.  The King will not miss out three years in a row and will win his 5th MVP award.

Rookie of the Year: Justise Winslow (Miami Heat). Considered by many to be the steal of the draft, the Heat will be able to use Winslow’s versatility and 6’6’’ frame to not only attack the rim but spread out defenses allowing more inside opportunities for Chris Bosh.  Winslow could also be the only lottery pick in this years’ draft to make the playoffs.

Comeback Player of the Year: Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder): Assuming Durant comes back healthy and returns to his MVP form from the 2013-2014 season this will be a unanimous decision.

Eastern Conference Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers v Chicago Bulls: Both teams were able to keep the nucleus of their team and not suffer any key losses but a healthy Cavs team will be too much for the Bulls to handle and first year coach Fred Hoiberg.

Western Conference Finals: San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors: The final run for the Big 3 versus the future of the NBA in the Splash Brothers.  Disappointed in how they finished in the NBA playoffs, the Spurs along with LaMarcus Aldridge beat out the Warriors who are unable to repeat.

NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs v Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James almost single handedly beat the Golden State Warriors in this past years NBA Finals.  Assuming James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson remain healthy, the Cavs should have no problem bringing a title back to Cleveland.

NBA Champs: Cleveland Cavaliers

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