2020-2021 NBA Season Predictions

2020-2021 NBA Season Predictions

by December 16, 2020 1 comment

The NBA season is a week away and everyone is looking at their season projections. Here are my predictions for the season. This includes where each team will finish in their respective conference in the regular season, a top ten projection for each award, and predictions into which player is awarded into the NBA’s most elite teams. There is also the Conference finals predictions and a Finals prediction to who will win this year’s Larry O’Brien Trophy.

Eastern Conference Standings:

  1. Boston Celtics
  2. Milwaukee Bucks
  3. Philadelphia 76ers
  4. Miami Heat 
  5. Brooklyn Nets
  6. Toronto Raptors
  7. Washington Wizards
  8. Atlanta Hawks
  9. Indiana Pacers
  10. Charlotte Hornets 
  11. Orlando Magic
  12. Chicago Bulls
  13. Cleveland Cavaliers 
  14. Detroit Pistons 
  15. New York Knicks

Western Conference Standings: 

  1. Denver Nuggets
  2. Los Angeles Lakers
  3. Los Angeles Clippers
  4. Dallas Mavericks 
  5. Portland Trail Blazers 
  6. Golden State Warriors
  7. New Orleans Pelicans
  8. Utah Jazz
  9. Memphis Grizzlies
  10. Phoenix Suns
  11. Houston Rockets
  12. Sacramento Kings
  13. Minnesota Timberwolves
  14. San Antonio Spurs
  15. Oklahoma City Thunder

Most Valuable Player: 

  1. Anthony Davis
  2. Damian Lillard
  3. Luka Doncic
  4. Nikola Jokic
  5. Jayson Tatum
  6. Stephen Curry 
  7. Zion Williamson 
  8. Ben Simmons
  9. Kawhi Leonard
  10. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Defensive Player of The Year: 

  1. Jonathan Isaac
  2. Marcus Smart
  3. Kawhi Leonard
  4. Joel Embiid
  5. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  6. Rudy Gobert
  7.  Bam Adebayo
  8. Jrue Holiday
  9. Jimmy Butler
  10. Kris Dunn

Sixth Man of the Year:

  1. Lonzo Ball
  2. Eric Bledsoe
  3. Lou Williams
  4. Montrezl Harrell
  5. Spencer Dinwiddie
  6. Derrick Rose
  7. Danilo Gallinari 
  8. Malik Beasley
  9. Hassan Whiteside
  10. Carmelo Anthony

Most Improved Player: 

  1. DeMarcus Cousins
  2. Carmelo Anthony
  3. Lauri Markkanen
  4. Jaren Jackson Jr
  5. Michael Porter Jr
  6. John Wall
  7. Grant Williams
  8. T.J. Warren
  9. Malik Beasley
  10. Markelle Fultz

Coach of the Year:

  1. Doc Rivers
  2. Brad Stevens
  3. Frank Vogel
  4. Steve Nash
  5. Lloyd Pierce

All-NBA 1st team 

G- Damian Lillard

G-  Luka Doncic

F- Giannis Antetokounmpo

F- Anthony Davis

C- Nikola Jokic

All-NBA 2nd team

G-  Ben Simmons

G- Stephen Curry

F- LeBron James

F- Jayson Tatum 

C- Joel Embiid

All-NBA 3rd team

G- Chris Paul

G- Devin Booker

F- Kevin Durant

F- Kawhi Leonard

C- DeMarcus Cousins

1st team All-Defense

G-Ben Simmons

G-Marcus Smart

F-Giannis Antetokounmpo

F-Jonathan Isaac

C-Joel Embiid

2nd team All-Defense

G- Kris Dunn

G- Jrue Holiday

F- Jimmy Butler

F- Kawhi Leonard

C- Bam Adebayo

Conference Finals Predictions:


Boston Celtics – 4

Milwaukee Bucks – 3


Los Angeles Lakers – 2

Denver Nuggets – 4

Finals Predictions: 

Boston Celtics – 2

Denver Nuggets – 4

Finals MVP: Nikola Jokic

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