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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Handicapping the NBA, Sixers' season

On the eve of the 76ers' season opener, here's my best attempt to handicap the NBA's major awards ... and a handful of predictions for the Sixers.

Keep in mind I'm having a little fun here, going out on a limb with a few of these. Let me know what you think in the comments:

Most Valuable Player: LeBron James, Miami
Rookie of the Year: Trey Burke, Utah
Defensive Player of the Year: LeBron James, Miami
Most Improved Player: Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio
Sixth Man of the Year: Jarrett Jack, Cleveland
Coach of the Year: Doc Rivers, LA Clippers
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Eastern Conference Finals: Miami over Indiana, 4-2
Western Conference Finals: LA Clippers over San Antonio, 4-3
NBA Finals: Miami over LA Clippers, 4-0
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Sixers' scoring leader: Evan Turner
Sixers' assists leader: Michael Carter-Williams
Sixers' rebounding leader: Thaddeus Young
Games played by Sixers rookie Nerlens Noel (pictured): 0
Sixers' regular-season record:14-68
Sixers' draft position in 2014 NBA draft: No. 2

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