With apologies to Andy Williams, this is the most wonderful time of the year!
The NBA starts back up again, tonight! The ball hasn’t been put in play yet and there is already drama. I’m looking at you Philadelphia and Brooklyn. There are teams with new players in Los Angeles and Miami and a defending champion ready to defend their crown in Milwaukee. Best of all, this is a “regular” regular season. Unlike the last two there will be no bubble, no sparse crowds (well at least not due to Health and Safety issues) and a full 82 games played for each team.
In every meaningful way, the NBA is back!
Before we get to our predictions for this season I wanted to address something that has come up from time to time. Why don’t you cover preseason games?
Our Truth About Preseason Games
The truth however is that preseason games are glorified practices. That’s not to say we don’t watch the games, we do. But, the thought of reporting on how good or bad (insert player of your choice here) looked in these games is kinda silly. Summer League is cool because you get a first look at players your team drafted. Preseason games have their fair share of rookies playing, but there is more time for veterans trying to find their way back into the league. The games are fun to watch, but they don’t tell us anything. So, what’s the point in reporting on them?
Now that the games start to count, we will be there to cover every angle, every story and hopefully, every team! thePeachBasket started as and remains a passion project born out of a love for the game of basketball. We exist to amplify the voice of passionate basketball fans worldwide! Voice of the Fan! ™ is more than just a catchphrase for us, it is our purpose. You can get box scores anywhere, including our site. But what you won’t get anywhere else is unique content from a group of passionate basketball fans. We are, in a very real sense, a community. We share ideas, we debate scenarios and we share our thoughts with you!
No, we don’t cover preseason games, but we are getting ready and are excited to cover the 2021-22 season! If you love the game and have an interest writing, podcasting and/or streaming we want to hear from you. You can find out which teams we don’t have coverage for here. You can learn more and let us know you are interested by completing this form.
Ok, preseason issue addressed and shameless self promotion is over! Now, on to predictions.
2021 NBA Awards Predictions
Rookie of the Year
Our team of contributors and Fan Experts agree. The 2021-22 NBA Rookie of the Year will be Jalen Green!
Most Improved Player
Several players received votes, but the consensus favorite was clear to our contributors and Fan Experts. The 2021-22 NBA Most Improved Player will be Michael Porter Jr.!
- Michael Porter Jr. – 46.7%
- Kevin Porter Jr. – 13.3%
- Lonzo Ball – 13.3%
- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – 6.7%
- Zion Williamson – 6.7%
- Domantas Sabonis – 6.7%
- OG Anunoby – 6.7%
Sixth man of the Year
- Derrick Rose – 33.3%
- Jordan Clarkson – 20%
- Tyler Herro – 20%
- Dennis Schroder – 13.3%
- Cameron Payne – 6.7%
- Patty Mills – 6.7%
Defensive Player of the Year
Defense wins championships! This was proven, once again, in the 2020-21 season. Our contributors and Fan Experts say the best defender this season will be Giannis Antetokounmpo!
- Giannis Antetokounmpo – 46.7%
- Rudy Gobert – 13.3%
- Joel Embiid – 13.3%
- Anthony Davis – 13.3%
- Ben Simmons – 6.7%
- Matisse Thybulle – 637%
Most Valuable Player
The best of the best. The face of the Association. The cream of the crop. Our contributors and Fan Experts say that person will be Giannis Antetokounmpo!
- Giannis Antetokounmpo – 40%
- Luka Doncic – 20%
- Joel Embiid – 13.3%
- Kevin Durant – 6/7%
- Stephen Curry – 6/7%
- Jayson Tatum – 6/7%
- Nicola Jokic – 6/7%
Now it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy the best basketball in the world. It is the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! The NBA is back!
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