The NBA regular season begins this evening. I am going to lay on you my picks for MVP, Rookie of the Year, and the NBA championship.
Let’s start with Rookie of the Year. There are a number of impact players coming into the league this season. I am going to pick Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves to win the honor. I know he was the number one pick, and he will be a special player as a pro. He should make the fans in Minnesota very happy.
My pick for MVP is simple. Whether he throws the chalk in the air or not, King James is going to be the star of stars. His return to Cleveland is going to be special, and he has a new big three with Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. James will return to the throne as MVP, especially with Durant missing time early.
The King will be MVP and he will bring glorious times back to Cleveland. It is a storybook finish and I am picking the Cavaliers to win it all. This team has lots of depth besides the big three. There is the rebounding prowess of Anderson Varejao. The experience of guys like Shawn Marion and Mike Miller. Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson can be factors too. This reminds me of the two championship teams LeBron starred on in Miami.
Rookie coach David Blatt will probably have a few bumps in the road, but as this team jells as a unit, getting better and better with time, watch out.
There will be joy in Cleveland, baby!