2013-14 NBA Predictions

2013-14 NBA Predictions










With the NBA season right around the corner, our broadcasters decided to give their take on how they see the 2013-14 campaign shaking out. Mike Barrett, Mike Rice, Brian Wheeler, and Antonio Harvey predict who will win the championship, Most Valuable Player, Sixth Man, and Rookie of the Year Awards, and go out on a limb for a few Trail Blazers bold predictions.

Mike Barrett

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Trail Blazers MVP: LaMarcus Aldridge
Trail Blazers Sixth Man: Mo Williams
Trail Blazers Most Improved: Joel Freeland
One bold Trail Blazers prediction: Portland will lead the league in 3-point attempts

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NBA MVP: LeBron James
NBA Rookie of the Year: Ben McLemore
NBA Sixth Man: Tyreke Evans
NBA Most Improved: Anthony Davis
NBA Finals: Miami over L.A. Clippers
One bold NBA prediction: The Lakers won’t finish among the top 10 teams in the Western Conference

Mike Rice

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Trail Blazers MVP: Damian Lillard
Trail Blazers Sixth Man: Mo Williams
Trail Blazers Most Improved: Will Barton
One bold Trail Blazers prediction: The Trail Blazers will make the playoffs

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NBA MVP: Derrick Rose
NBA Rookie of the Year: Victor Oladipo
NBA Sixth Man: Kevin Martin
NBA Most Improved: Ricky Rubio
NBA Finals: Oklahoma City over Indiana
One bold NBA prediction: The Pacers will win the Eastern Conference

Brian Wheeler

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Trail Blazers MVP: Damian Lillard
Trail Blazers Sixth Man: Mo Williams
Trail Blazers Most Improved: Thomas Robinson
One bold Trail Blazers prediction: Damian Lillard will make the Western Conference All-Star Team!

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NBA MVP: Derrick Rose
NBA Rookie of the Year: Victor Oladipo
NBA Sixth Man: Jarrett Jack
NBA Most Improved: DeAndre Jordan
NBA Finals: Chicago over Houston
One bold NBA prediction: No NBA head coach will be fired during the regular season!

Antonio Harvey

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Trail Blazers MVP: LaMarcus Aldridge
Trail Blazers Sixth Man: Mo Williams
Trail Blazers Most Improved: Meyers Leonard
One bold Trail Blazers prediction: The Trail Blazers will get the 6th playoff seed in the Western Conference

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NBA MVP: James Harden
NBA Rookie of the Year: Victor Oladipo
NBA Sixth Man: Mo Williams
NBA Most Improved: Andrew Bogut
NBA Finals: Chicago over Houston
One bold NBA prediction: Miami will not win the Eastern Conference

More: Listen to this week's edition of Trail Blazers Courtside as Barrett, Rice, Wheels, and Tone explain their predictions and interview Head Coach Terry Stotts about what he'd like to see transferred over from the preseason to the regular season.