The winner of the “Anthony Davis Sweepstakes” will be: The New Jersey Nets
This team is horrible. Brook Lopez broke a bone in his foot. They won’t be landing Dwight Howard any time soon (if ever); and I bet Deron Williams is already thinking about playing in Dallas after next summer’s free agency period. Kris Humphries (who needs to step up now that Lopez is sidelined) won’t be able to handle all the new negative attention. If that’s not enough, Avery “Jawnsun” will undoubtedly annoy every player on the team by game 31. Why 31? Because 31 is a little under half the shortened season… and it’s a prime number and prime numbers are amazing.
“Breakout Baller of the Year” will go to: Paul George
I’m hearing that he grew two inches during the offseason… woah. Remember, he was doing this before the growth spurt. Listed at 6′ 8″ and playing the two guard, we’ll see a more efficient version of T-Mac come out his shell. His defense is top notch as well. AND he has two first names (wait, is that supposed to be good or bad?) … Either way, watch out because this Palmdale, Cali native is a hell of a player.
The “Imagine when dude is ACTUALLY old” award goes to: Amar’e Stoudemire
Amar’e just turned 29. I swear people talk about Amar’e like he’s pushing those Kurt Thomas years. Word is that Stoudemire may sit out an occasional game so he can enter the postseason with a fresh body. Isn’t that what they were doing with Shaq recently? Damn, A’mare it’s “only” 66 games dog. For serious?
The “After all that, they won’t totally stink” award goes to: The New Orleans Hornets
The Hornets won’t be embarrassingly awful. Despite the high levels of misery Aminu, Gordon, and Kaman had on their faces at their press conference, they will be a team that contenders will actually need to try against in order to defeat them this season. They’ll shock a few teams. They have an aggressive point guard (Jarrett Jack), an offensive machine who simply needs to stay healthy (Eric Gordon), the ever-so-important defensive SF (Trevor Ariza) and solid big men between Okafor, Kaman, and Landry.
Other random predictions:
-Dan Gilbert will be mad.
-Eddy Curry will disappoint people close to him.
-Steve Nash‘s back will hurt.
Who’s going to win the NBA title in 2012?
Beats me. I can’t predict the future.