Tuesday , Oct , 28 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Joe’s Pre-Season Predictions

Joe's Pre-Season Predictions

MVP – Chris Paul – CP3 will build on what he did last year, as he carries the Hornets to the NBA Finals.

ROY – Michael Beasley – Beasley will score points in bunches alongside Dwayne Wade.

MIP – Zach Randolph – Crazy Pick? I think Randolph will play the good soldier in D’Antoni’s system, leading him to put up some monster numbers.

DPOY – Marcus Camby – I think Camby will prove to be a nice addition for the Clippers, who have a very solid front line.

COY – Mo Cheeks – He will help a young, athletic team reach their potential.

Sixth Man – Ben Gordon – A safe pick because you know he will produce plenty of scoring off the bench.

All NBA First Team

G – Chris Paul

G – Kobe Bryant

F – LeBron James

F – Tim Duncan

C – Amare Stoudemire

All NBA Second Team

G – Steve Nash

G – DeRon Williams

F – David West

F – Kevin Garnett

C – Dwight Howard

All NBA First Team Defense

G – Chris Paul

G – Kobe Bryant

F – Ron Artest

F – Kevin Garnett

C – Marcus Camby

All Rookie Team

G – Derrick Rose

G – OJ Mayo

F – Michael Beasley

F – Donte Greene

C – Greg Oden

NBA FInals – Boston vs. New Orleans

– The Celtics are still the team in the East, although I think LeBron will give them another strong run. Out West, the Hornets will benefit from last year’s experience and the addition of David West.

NBA Champs – Boston Celtics

– As of today, there is no reason to think anybody else will take home the crown. The Celtics appear to be just as hungry as they were last year.

NBA Worst Record – OK City

– They are too young and in too good of a conference.

Biggest Rookie Bust – Danillio Gallinari

– I don’t see him playing any major minutes in the Knicks rotation and when you can’t contribute on a bad team as a high draft pick, you are a bust.