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2012-13 NBA Award Predictions: Rookie of the Year, MVP, Defensive Player of the Year and More

| by The No Look Pass

Of course, a season preview won't be complete without predictions from the guys that have worked here (writers or behind the scenes). We decided to do it a little differently this season and vote for one in each category instead of doing a Top 5. No point system or anything.

As of this writing, we've had a dozen people vote (including me). Let's check out the results of the voting!

A. WHO WINS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR?

Anthony Davis, 9 votes.
Damian Lillard, 3 votes

B. WHO WINS DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR?

Dwight Howard, 8 votes
Serge Ibaka, 3 votes
LeBron James, 1 vote

C. WHO WINS 6TH MAN OF THE YEAR?

Jason Terry, 4 votes
Jamal Crawford, 2 votes
Antawn Jamison, Derrick Favors, Ray Allen, Wilson Chandler, Lamar Odom, Kevin Martin each got a vote.

D. WHO WINS COACH OF THE YEAR?

Erik Spoelstra, 3 votes
Vinny Del Negro, 2 votes
Scott Brooks, 2 votes
Rick Adelman, Gregg Popovich, Larry Drew, Frank Vogel, Avery Johnson each got a vote.

E. WHO WINS MOST IMPROVED PLAYER?

DeMarcus Cousins, 3 votes
Klay Thompson, Gustavo Ayon, DeAndre Jordan, Goran Dragic, Josh Selby, Kenneth Faried, Marvin Williams, Lamar Odom, and Andrew Bynum each got a vote.

F. WHO WINS MOST VALUABLE PLAYER?

LeBron James, 8 votes
Kevin Durant, 3 votes
Rajon Rondo, 1 vote

G. WHICH TEAM WILL SURPASS EXPECTATIONS?

REY (founder): Houston
PETER (writer/podcaster): Toronto
DAVE (writer/podcaster): Golden State
JIMMY (podcaster): Portland
BRANDON (writer/podcaster): Washington
PAYTON (writer): Brooklyn
JEREMY (writer): Utah
MEL (behind-the-scenes): Golden State
HOLLAND (behind-the-scenes): Portland
MARC (behind-the-scenes): New Orleans
LEO (behind-the-scenes): Toronto
JOHN (ex-writer): Brooklyn

H. WHICH TEAM WILL DISAPPOINT?

REY (founder): Denver
PETER (writer/podcaster): L.A. Lakers
DAVE (writer/podcaster): New York
JIMMY (podcaster): Minnesota
BRANDON (writer/podcaster): Philadelphia
PAYTON (writer): New York
JEREMY (writer): Minnesota
MEL (behind-the-scenes): San Antonio
HOLLAND (behind-the-scenes): Brooklyn
MARC (behind-the-scenes): L.A. Clippers
LEO (behind-the-scenes): New York
JOHN (ex-writer): Dallas

I. RANDOM OR WILD PREDICTION?

REY (founder): Atlanta stays around the 4-6 seed despite losing Joe Johnson.
PETER (writer/podcaster): Rasheed Wallace will have less than 3 technical fouls this year.
DAVE (writer/podcaster): Eddy Curry will sign a 10-day contract with the Bobcats.
JIMMY (podcaster): Clippers will be the #1 seed in the West.
BRANDON (writer/podcaster): Brandon Roy will play over 65 games this season.
PAYTON (writer): Eddy Curry will score more than 10 points in a game this season.
JEREMY (writer): Lakers will be out of the first round in the playoffs.
MEL (behind-the-scenes): Orlando will have the worst record in the league.
HOLLAND (behind-the-scenes): Hasheem Thabeet will be in the Thunder playoff rotation.
MARC (behind-the-scenes): Blake Griffin dunks over a Daihatsu.
LEO (behind-the-scenes): Minnesota will top Phoenix's medical staff and rehab Roy, Love, Pekovic, and Rubio.
JOHN (ex-writer): Brooklyn is a Top 5-seed in the East.

J. WHICH TEAM WINS THE CHAMPIONSHIP THIS SEASON?

Los Angeles Lakers, 6 votes
Miami Heat, 4 votes
Oklahoma City Thunder, 2 votes

Rey-Rey (@TheNoLookPass) is the founder and editor of The No-Look Pass. You can also find his work at Forum Blue & Gold from the ESPN TrueHoop Network as well as LakersNation.Com.

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