So, we are now heading into the last month of the 2016-2017 season (ends April 12th). This is a very important month as it decides who is the season’s MVP, which team is at the top of the standings, etc. So, this is a few NBA predictions for this month.
MVP Goes to Lebron James
Now, this might be quite debatable, but the MVP will predictably go to Lebron. Lebron will win for a few reasons. First of all, he led his team to be first in the Eastern Conference. Averaging 26 points per game, 8 rebounds and 9 assists he helps the Cavs win lots of games. Also, currently Kevin Love is out and JR Smith just came back. So, keeping the team 1st in the East is respectful. Now, if Westbrook manages to maintain an average of 30 points per game, 10+ rebounds, 10+ assists, and he reaches the 41 triple-double mark, then for sure, he will win. But currently the Thunder are 6th in the West and Westbrook is shooting 42% from the field, compared to Lebron’s 52%. Another MVP contender is Kawhi Leonard. Averaging 26 points and 2 steals, Leonard brought the Spurs up to the 2nd spot in the West currently (March 12). But, now since Aldrige is out unless Leonard can maintain or improve on that spot, then I am not sure he can win. So, that is why I am giving Lebron the MVP currently.
Lakers will Turn Their Franchise Around
Magic Johnson has recently been promoted to President of the franchise. With his expertise, hopefully, he can give wisdom to the Lakers and improve their performance. This season they have the second-worse record in the NBA. That is soon going to change, as they will have a top-three pick in the draft. The teams in front of them will pass on Lonzo ball, and the Lakers will take him in. With him on the team, things will start changing as he is all around one of the best college players currently.
The Warriors Will Win the Title
This is the most debatable NBA prediction. But for me it is obvious. The Warriors is the most talented team currently. With Kevin Durant healed and playing, the Warriors will have 4 All-Stars on the team. This includes Steph Curry who is one of the best shooters in the NBA. Right now, he isn’t shooting like he normally does, but with him back to normal teams will have to worry a lot more. Next, we have the Kevin Durant. This is the most valuable player on the Warriors right now in my opinion. He can score from anywhere and is a great defensive player. Of course, Draymond Green, the most versatile player will provide a lot for the team on offense and defense. Currently, he is leading the NBA in steals. Finally, we have Klay Thomson, also an all-around outstanding player. These 4 players are the reason why I think the Warriors will win the championship.
What are your thoughts on my predictions? Who do you think will win MVP and the championship? Comment below.