First Quarter NBA Season Picks

First Quarter NBA is Done

NBA has an 82 game season so if you’re pick or favorite layer is not here, don’t worry. It’s a long season and a lot can happen. View my picks below

Giannis Antetokounmpo MVP

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The Milwaukee Bucks are one of the top 3 teams in the NBA this season and the Greek freak is a big reason why. Playing the best basketball of his career averaging 26.3 ppg, 12.6 rpg, and 6.1 assists per game. With that comes lock down defense and an utter will to win every game, Giannis is playing with a chip on his shoulder.

Honorable mention: Nikola Jokic (Very close race), LeBron James, Paul George, Joel Embiid, Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Kemba Walker

Kawhi Leonard Defensive Player of the year

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Leonard is back and better than ever! Playing in a new conference and off an injury can’t stop Kawhi from showcasing his usual stalwart and ball hawking defense. His presene alone added a dimension of toughness the Toronto Rapters have lacked the past few years.

HM: Anthony Davis, Greek Freak, Embiid

Tie: John Collins/De’Aaron Fox

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John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks and DeAaron Fox are in the closest race for an award this season for MIP

This one is by far the hardest pick for me. (Sorry for no Greek Freak, he was already a top 10 player) Fox and Collins have both became the best players for their perspective team and their numbers have surged this season big time. Collins became a double double machine this year ranking top four in double doubles, averaged almost 10 points more per game and has improved this defense mighty!

Fox has became one of the best play makers in the league showcasing beautiful passing while running a supernatural speeds. His jump shooting has improved to a point where defenders have to defend him beyond 15 feet. This race is too close to call.

HM: Nikola Jokic, Greek Freak, Lonzo Ball

Luka Doncic Rookie of the year

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Meet your newest superstar, Luka Doncic is sensational

I can’t believe the Mavericks actually snagged Luka at the 3rd pick overall in the 2018 NBA draft. The rookie phenom has literally showcased game winning shots, play making prowess, surprisingly tough defense, and creative offensive genius the first quarter if the season. Trae Young, and Deandre Ayton are nice players. (Ayton might be a superstar in the future himself) They’re not Doncic, he has literally made Maverick fans making a Christmas song about him. He’s the best player Dallas has had since a prime Dirk and that’s something to say!

HM: Trae Young, Deandre Ayton, Shai Alexander, John Jackson

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