2013-14 MEDIA POLL RESULTS

During the preseason Clippers.com conducted a poll of several media members who regularly cover the Clippers. A portion of the questions applied to the NBA at large, while another segment of the questions were about the 2013-14 Clippers specifically. Here are the results (number of votes in parenthesis):

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Contributing media: Rodrigo Azurmendi, ESPN Deportes L.A.; Jovan Buha, ESPN/Clipper Blog; Madelyn Burke, LACTV; Phil Collin, L.A. Daily News; Arash Markazi, ESPN Los Angeles; Mike Martinez, Fox Sports West; Eric Patten, Clippers.com; Eric Pincus, Hoopsworld; Sam Amick, USA Today; Brian Sieman, Clippers Radio;  Ted Sobel, KFWB; Dan Woike, Orange County Register.

CLIPPERS PREDICTIONS

CLIPPERS OVERALL RECORD
60-22 (5)
58-24 (3)
59-23 (2)
Others:
61-21; 57-25

CLIPPERS FINISH IN WESTERN CONFERENCE
Second (6)
First (5)
Third

CLIPPERS FINISH IN PACIFIC DIVISION
First (12)

MOST IMPORTANT BENCH PLAYER
Jamal Crawford (5)
Matt Barnes (3)
Darren Collison (3)
Byron Mullens (2)

MOST LIKELY TO SURPRISE
Darren Collison (5)
DeAndre Jordan (2)
Byron Mullens (2)
Others:
Reggie Bullock; Willie Green; Ryan Hollins

BREAKTHROUGH PLAYER
DeAndre Jordan (9)
Others:
Reggie Bullock; Blake Griffin; Byron Mullens

TEAM STRENGTHS
Note: Voters were asked to write in two selections
Shooting (8)
Athleticism (4)
Coaching (3)
Depth (3)
Others:
Point guard (2);  Star power (2); Closers; Passing; Shot blocking

TEAM WEAKNESSES
Note: Voters were asked to write in two selections
Three-point defense (8)
Front-court depth (6)
Free throw shooting (3)
Others:
Rebounding; Health; Playing time issues; Cohesion in new system; Transition offense; Half-court offense

PICK A NUMBER
Note: Voters were asked to fill in the blank with any number.
Blake Griffin will have ____ 3-pointers.
9 (2)
6 (2)
5 (2)
Others:
0; 7; 10; 11; 18; 27

Jared Dudley will have ____ dunks.
12 (2)
0 (2)
Others:
2; 4; 6; 7; 9; 14; 15; 20

Chris Paul will finish ____ in MVP voting.
Third (7)
Second (3)
Others:
First; fourth

Clippers will score 100 or more points ____ times out of 82 games.
65 (2)
55 (2)
Others:
48; 51; 58; 60; 68; 69; 70; 75

Clippers will finish the season ranked ____ in defensive efficiency.
7th (3)
5th (2)
Others:
2nd; 3rd; 4th; 9th; 10th; 11th; 17th

Reggie Bullock will appear in ____ games.
30 (2)
20 (2)
Others:
12; 21; 23; 32; 48; 55; 68; 75

DeAndre Jordan will finish ____ in the NBA in blocked shots.
First (4)
Third (3)
Others:
Second (2); Fourth (2); Tenth

MORE OR LESS
Note: Voters were asked to choose one of two options.
More points per game:
Jamal Crawford (8)
J.J. Redick (4)

More rebounds per game:
DeAndre Jordan (6)
Blake Griffin (6)

More minutes per game:
Matt Barnes (7)
Jared Dudley (5)

NBA PREDICTIONS
DIVISION CHAMPIONS

PACIFIC
Clippers (12)

SOUTHWEST
Spurs (10)
Rockets (2)

NORTHWEST
Thunder (12)

ATLANTIC
Nets (11)
Knicks

SOUTHEAST
Heat (12)

CENTRAL
Bulls (10)
Pacers (2)

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

WEST
Clippers (6)
Thunder (3)
Spurs (3)

EAST
Heat (7)
Bulls (4)
Pacers

FINALS
Heat (4)
Clippers (3)
Thunder (2)
Bulls (2)
Spurs

AWARDS

NBA MVP
LeBron James (8)
Kevin Durant (3)
Chris Paul

SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR
Jamal Crawford (5)
Harrison Barnes (2)
Others:
Darren Collison; Tyreke Evans; Jarrett Jack; Andrei Kirilenko; Klay Thompson

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dwight Howard (5)
DeAndre Jordan (2)
Others:
Marc Gasol; Roy Hibbert; LeBron James; Joakim Noah

COACH OF THE YEAR
Doc Rivers (6)
Tom Thibodeau (3)
Others:
Erik Spoelstra; Monty Williams; Randy Wittman

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Victor Oladipo (11)
Anthony Bennett

MOST IMPROVED
DeAndre Jordan (3)
Andre Drummond (2)
Others:
Eric Bledsoe; DeMarcus Cousins; Jordan Farmar; Derrick Favors; Kawhi Leonard; Jonas Valanciunas; John Wall

ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM
Chris Paul (12)
Derrick Rose (10)
Kevin Durant (11)
LeBron James (11)
Dwight Howard (11)
Others:
James Harden (2); Tim Duncan; Marc Gasol; Blake Griffin

ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM
Stephen Curry (7)
James Harden (6)
Carmelo Anthony (6)
Blake Griffin (5)
Tim Duncan (8)
Others:
Tony Parker (5); Marc Gasol (5); Paul George (4); Russell Westbrook (4); Kevin Love (3); LaMarcus Aldridge; Kobe Bryant; Pau Gasol; Dwight Howard; Kyrie Irving; Dirk Nowitzki; Derrick Rose