Predictions of major awards this season!Embiid beats Jokic for MVP!Antetokounmpo grains did not harvest

2022-05-13 0 By

Joel Embiid 29.8 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.4 blocksGiannis Antetokounmpo Joel Embiid has to be MVP at the end of the season because his team has a better standings than the Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks.Embiid was forced to carry the load without the team’s second-best player, Ben Simmons.Losing a player like Simmons usually kills a team’s title chances, but Embiid will keep them afloat.The big man is averaging career highs in points and assists and has a chance to lead the 76ers to the best record in the Eastern Conference by the end of the year.Nikola Jokic is so good he could easily be the MVP, but the Nuggets are sixth in the Western Conference.Jokic has been first and second in the MVP race for most of the season, but it’s hard to convince enough people that being a no. 6 seed can be ignored.Of course, Giannis is always in the MVP race because of his explosive numbers.The Greek freak posted 29.7 points, 11.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.4 blocks.But so far this season, Antetokounmpo has gotten more help than Embiid, and the Bucks’ slow start to the season has slightly hurt his chances.Even if Giannis helps the Bucks breathe new life and Jokic is doing things we’ve never seen from a center before, expect Joel Embiid to win his first MVP award at the end of the year.Defensive Player of the Year: Bamu Adebayor 19.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.8 blocksGiannis Antetokounmpo is as good a leader as Jimmy Butler and Erik Spoelstra for the Miami Heat, and Bam Adebayor’s defense has arguably been the most critical part of Miami’s start to the season.Despite being slightly undersized at centre forward, Adebayor has excellent positioning at the defensive end and is an excellent one-on-one defender.Spoelstra has been raving about Adebayor for several seasons and it’s easy to see why.At the rim, Bam has been interfering with shots and grabbing rebounds for Miami.The Heat were already a strong defensive team, but Adebayor took them to another level.If the Heat’s center missed out on the award because the Frenchman was right behind him, it could be down to Rudy Gobert’s late surge.Antetokounmpo also deserves credit for his effort as a guy who can defend all five positions when needed.But Gobert may not have done enough to win his fourth Defensive Player of the Year award, and Antetokounmpo hasn’t had the same impact on the Heat as Adebayor.Rookie of the Year: Evan Mumbley 15.1 points 8.3 rebounds 2.5 assists 0.8 Steals 1.7 Blocks No. 2 Scotty Barnes No.3 Kyle Cunningham Rookie of the Year The game was one of the most interesting storylines of the season so far, as it featured two standout rookies:Evan Mobley and Scotty Barnes.Mobley is a shot-blocking center with all-star offensive skills, including jumpers and footwork around the basket.Thanks to Mobley’s presence, The Cleveland Cavaliers are a surprise playoff team because he teamed up with Jarrett Allen in the Twin Towers.Scotty Barnes is a close second, as his 15.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game are really impressive.With the exception of Fred Vanvleet, Scotty Barnes has always been the standout for the Toronto Raptors.Cunningham’s NBA career is off to a slow start but is showing signs of becoming the star we’ve come to expect him to be, averaging 17.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.In the end, Mobley had the biggest impact on a pretty good Cavaliers team.Sixth Man of the Year: Tyler Hero 20.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.1 blocks No. 2 Kelly Oubre Jr. No. 3 Jordan Clarkson The only game that ended in a blowout win, Tyler Hero won the Sixth Man of the Year award.He’s averaging a career-high 20.9 points per game on 39.1 percent 3-point shooting, and Miami has relied on Hero’s offense for much of the season.An elite shooter who deserves a Max contract, Hero is without a doubt the best sixth man in the league.Oubre has also been outstanding off the bench, though he won’t win the sixth man of the year award.The versatile scorer is averaging 15.5 points and 4.0 rebounds for Charlotte, which currently holds a spot in the play-offs.Jordan Clarkson’s impact and numbers are currently down from last year, but the shooting guard is strong off the bench, averaging 16.1 points per game, and deserves credit for his efforts.Most Improved Player: Ja Morant 27.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.4 blocks No.2: Tyler Hero No. 3: Miles Bridges Ja Morant has emerged as a starter in the Western Conference and is the second-best guard in the league behind Stephen Curry.Ja Morant is an athletic point guard with relentless drive who has gone from a budding All-Star to a superstar in the league.Thanks to Morante’s leadership and unstoppable offense, the Memphis Grizzlies hold the second-best record in the West.As an MVP candidate, Ja Morant will likely win the most Improved player award for his first and only award of the season.Morante is already being compared to the great Allen Iverson, which means a Hall of Fame career is a possibility.Hero will win the sixth man of the year, but he will likely also be runner-up for most improved player, while Miles Bridges deserves credit for developing into an All-Star.Coach of the year: monty Williams 60-14 (in the western conference, the first in the NBA) second: Eric spoelstra 3: Taylor Jenkins has some excellent coaches in the league this season, but only three coaches have the opportunity to coach of the year award: monty Williams, erik spoelstra and Taylor Jenkins.Monty Williams is the favorite because he coached the best team in the West and the best team in the NBA.The SUNS are sitting pretty at the top seed, and despite the Robert Sarver controversy and Chris Paul’s injury, Williams remains intact as a title contender.Spoelstra, meanwhile, is the head coach of the No. 1 seed in the East, the Miami Heat.The altercation with star Jimmy Butler wasn’t pretty, but apparently it was just one way to send a message to the team.We’ll soon find out if that’s true, but Spoelstra has done a fantastic job and deserves all the credit in the world for his team’s performance.Finally, Tyler Jenkins helped the Grizzlies become a force in the West, and the team played hard with or without superstar Ja Morant.Do you think this is a reasonable judgment?