Most Valuable Player- Luka Doncic
After tearing up the Olympics by taking his home country of Slovenia into a deep run at the gold medal, he will come back this season and win his first MVP award. Averaging 27 points per game, eight rebounds, and eight assists, he will look at adding more to an impressive season.
With the NBA taking away the rule on shooters drawing fouls by jamming into defenders, this will take away point totals from many shooters. James Harden and Trae Young used this rule to add free points to their nightly total.
Stat prediction: 30 ppg, nine rpg, seven apg
Rookie of the Year- Jalen Green
After not playing college ball, Green took his talents to the draft. Being selected number two by the Rockets, they look to bring on the youth. Jalen has already shined in the NBA Summer League and caught the eye of many fans. A lot of people will think Cade Cunningham will take this award. I think with the lack of help in the Pistons lineups Jalen will edge out Cade by way of a more total impact than just getting buckets.
Stat prediction: 20 ppg, six rpg, five apg
Defensive Player of the Year- Anthony Davis
With a healthy offseason and added firepower, the Lakers big man will look to add some more awards to his resume. Being the number one defense in the league in 2020, a healthy AD will look to capture this elusive award.
While a freshman at Kentucky, Davis broke the shot block record and was the best player in the country. He defends the rim and can guard the perimeter at will; shot-blocking and rebounding are his forte. With more offensive help by adding Russ, he can look into playing smothering defense.
Stat prediction: 25 ppg, ten rpg, four apg, two bpg
Most Improved Player- Lonzo Ball
Another former Laker making an impact. Will this be a three-peat of old LA players contributing other than in the purple and gold? Lonzo will look to bring the Bulls back into playoff contention and help show the world he is back at being a star. Ball also has Demar DeRozan to help. I think he will show his continued success at being a three-pointer maker, and his passing will lift him to an impressive season.
Stat prediction: 18 ppg, five rpg, seven apg
Coach of the Year- Steve Kerr
With the Warriors injury bug and lackluster play until the All-Star break. Yet, they still managed to almost make the playoffs. No Klay, an injured Draymond, and not much rotational help. The Warriors added rookie firepower in two lottery picks. They bring back the splash bros and will be a top seed in the West.