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V2M
11-04-2006, 02:27 PM
2006-07 NBA predictions
By Yahoo! Sports Staff
October 31, 2006

Our NBA experts weigh in with their predictions for the Western Conference champion, Eastern Conference champion, NBA champion and postseason award winners.

For Steve Kerr's division champion picks, go to Yahoo! Sports' 2006-07 season preview.

Steve Kerr's Expert Picks
Steve Kerr Western Conference finals San Antonio Spurs over Dallas Mavericks
Eastern Conference finals Detroit Pistons over Miami Heat
NBA finals San Antonio Spurs over Detroit Pistons
Worst record Portland Trail Blazers
Most Valuable Player LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Rookie of the Year Adam Morrison, Charlotte Bobcats
Coach of the Year Mike Dunleavy, Los Angeles Clippers
Defensive Player of the Year Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
Sixth Man Award Luol Deng or Andres Nocioni
(the one who doesn't start), Chicago Bulls
Most Improved Player Luke Walton, Los Angeles Lakers
Executive of the Year Carroll Dawson, Houston Rockets

Adrian Wojnarowski's Expert Picks
Adrian Wojnarowski Western Conference finals San Antonio Spurs over Dallas Mavericks
Eastern Conference finals Miami Heat over Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA finals San Antonio Spurs over Miami Heat
Worst record Atlanta Hawks
Most Valuable Player LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Rookie of the Year Adam Morrison, Charlotte Bobcats
Coach of the Year Jerry Sloan, Utah Jazz
Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace, Chicago Bulls
Sixth Man Award Earl Boykins, Denver Nuggets
Most Improved Player Mike Dunleavy, Golden State Warriors
Executive of the Year Jeff Bower, New Orleans Hornets

Dan Wetzel's Expert Picks
Dan Wetzel Western Conference finals Dallas Mavericks over San Antonio Spurs
Eastern Conference finals Chicago Bulls over Miami Heat
NBA finals Dallas Mavericks over Chicago Bulls
Worst record Portland Trail Blazers
Most Valuable Player LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Rookie of the Year Rudy Gay, Memphis Grizzlies
Coach of the Year Scott Skiles, Chicago Bulls
Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace, Chicago Bulls
Sixth Man Award Shaun Livingston, Los Angeles Clippers
Most Improved Player Darko Milicic, Detroit Pistons
Executive of the Year John Paxson, Chicago Bulls

Larry Beil's Expert Picks
Larry Beil Western Conference finals Dallas Mavericks over San Antonio Spurs
Eastern Conference finals Chicago Bulls over Miami Heat
NBA finals Dallas Mavericks over Chicago Bulls
Worst record Toronto Raptors
Most Valuable Player LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Rookie of the Year Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers
Coach of the Year Scott Skiles, Chicago Bulls
Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace, Chicago Bulls
Sixth Man Award Mickael Pietrus, Golden State Warriors
Most Improved Player Gerald Wallace, Charlotte Bobcats
Executive of the Year John Paxson, Chicago Bulls

Matt Buser's Expert Picks
Matt Buser Western Conference finals Dallas Mavericks over San Antonio Spurs
Eastern Conference finals Chicago Bulls over Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA finals Dallas Mavericks over Chicago Bulls
Worst record Portland Trail Blazers
Most Valuable Player LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Rookie of the Year Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers
Coach of the Year Scott Skiles, Chicago Bulls
Defensive Player of the Year Andrei Kirilenko, Utah Jazz
Sixth Man Award Delonte West, Boston Celtics
Most Improved Player Kevin Martin, Sacramento Kings
Executive of the Year Bryan Colangelo, Toronto Raptors

Brandon Funston's Expert Picks
Brandon Funston Western Conference finals San Antonio Spurs over Houston Rockets
Eastern Conference finals Miami Heat over Detroit Pistons
NBA finals Miami Heat over San Antonio Spurs
Worst record Portland Trail Blazers
Most Valuable Player LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Rookie of the Year Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers
Coach of the Year Brian Hill, Orlando Magic
Defensive Player of the Year Ron Artest, Sacramento Kings
Sixth Man Award Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers
Most Improved Player Josh Smith, Atlanta Hawks
Executive of the Year Carroll Dawson, Houston Rockets

Joe Lago's Expert Picks
Joe Lago Western Conference finals San Antonio Spurs over Dallas Mavericks
Eastern Conference finals Miami Heat over Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA finals San Antonio Spurs over Miami Heat
Worst record Portland Trail Blazers
Most Valuable Player LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Rookie of the Year Randy Foye, Minnesota Timberwolves
Coach of the Year Don Nelson, Golden State Warriors
Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace, Chicago Bulls
Sixth Man Award Bonzi Wells, Houston Rockets
Most Improved Player Shaun Livingston, Los Angeles Clippers
Executive of the Year Carroll Dawson, Houston Rockets

Updated on Tuesday, Oct 31, 2006 2:53 pm EST

mqywaaah
11-04-2006, 02:36 PM
Notice that the Spurs arent missed in Kerr's fantasies.

fluid.forty.one
11-04-2006, 03:40 PM
Looks like LeBron already won the MVP

fluid.forty.one
11-04-2006, 05:23 PM
Fluid Forty One's Expert Picks

Joe Lago's Expert Picks
Joe Lago Western Conference finals Dallas Mavericks over San Antonio Spurs
Eastern Conference finals Chicago Bulls over Miami Heat
NBA finals Dallas Mavericks over Chicago Bulls
Worst record Seattle Sonics
Most Valuable Player Dirk Nowitzki
Rookie of the Year Brandon Roy
Coach of the Year Don Nelson
Defensive Player of the Year Ron Artest
Sixth Man Award Bonzi Wells
Most Improved Player Peja
Executive of the Year who cares

jayC
11-04-2006, 11:20 PM
Worst record after two games Dallas. Arggh!!!