2013-2014 NBA Season Predictions: GBB Roundtable

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Some members of the Grizzly Bear Blues family (and a special appearance by an old friend) come together to predict how exactly the NBA season will play out. Feel free to post your own predictions in the comments section!

In the spirit of a new season, some members of the Grizzly Bear Blues staff, alongside Managing Editor Emeritus Kevin Lipe, exchanged some emails about our predictions for the coming NBA season. Here is how we see things playing out...

Joe Mullinax:

Predicted Western Conference Seeding-
  1. San Antonio Spurs
  2. Los Angeles Clippers
  3. Memphis Grizzlies
  4. Oklahoma City Thunder
  5. Houston Rockets
  6. Golden State Warriors
  7. Minnesota Timberwolves
  8. Los Angeles Lakers
Predicted Eastern Conference Seeding-
  1. Miami Heat
  2. Chicago Bulls
  3. Indiana Pacers
  4. Brooklyn Nets
  5. Washington Wizards
  6. Toronto Raptors
  7. New York Knicks
  8. Atlanta Hawks
NBA Finals

Memphis Grizzlies vs Miami Heat

Grizzlies Record and Way Their Season Ends

57-25, Defeating the Miami Heat for the NBA Championship

Grizzlies All-Stars

Marc Gasol and Mike Conley

NBA Awards-
  • Most Valuable Player - Kevin Durant
  • Defensive Player of the Year - LeBron James
  • Most Improved Player - Ersan Ilyasova
  • 6th Man of the Year - Quincy Pondexter
  • Coach of the Year - Randy Wittman
  • Bold Prediction - The Grizzlies will finish the season in the top 10 in offensive efficiency.

Matt Hrdlicka:

Predicted Western Conference Seeding-
  1. Los Angeles Clippers
  2. Oklahoma City Thunder
  3. San Antonio Spurs
  4. Memphis Grizzlies
  5. Houston Rockets
  6. Golden State Warriors
  7. Dallas Mavericks
  8. Minnesota Timberwolves

Predicted Eastern Conference Seeding-
  1. Chicago Bulls
  2. Miami Heat
  3. Indiana Pacers
  4. Atlanta Hawks
  5. Brooklyn Nets
  6. New York Knicks
  7. Washington Wizards
  8. Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA Finals

No clue.

NBA Awards
  • MVP: Kevin Durant or Chris Paul (media bias)
  • DPOY: Lebron James (consolation prize for not winning the MVP)
  • MIP: Enes Kanter or Kemba Walker
  • COY: Mike Budenholzer
  • ROY: Victor Oladipo

Kevin Yeung:

Predicted Western Conference Seeding-
  1. Clippers
  2. Spurs
  3. Grizzlies
  4. Thunder
  5. Rockets
  6. Warriors
  7. Timberwolves
  8. Trail Blazers
Predicted Eastern Conference Seeding-
  1. Heat
  2. Pacers
  3. Bulls
  4. Nets
  5. Knicks
  6. Hawks
  7. Wizards
  8. Cavaliers
NBA Finals
Heat > Thunder in 6 (LeBron Finals MVP)

NBA Awards
  • MVP: LeBron James
  • DPOY: Dwight Howard
  • MIP: Derrick Favors
  • 6MOY: Tyreke Evans
  • COY: Doc Rivers
  • ROY: Victor Oladipo

Andrew Ford:

Predicted Western Conference Seeding-
  1. Oklahoma City Thunder
  2. Los Angeles Clippers
  3. San Antonio Spurs
  4. Houston Rockets
  5. Memphis Grizzlies
  6. Golden State Warriors
  7. Minnesota Timberwolves
  8. Dallas Mavericks
Predicted Eastern Conference Seeding-
  1. Miami Heat
  2. Chicago Bulls
  3. Indiana Pacers
  4. Brooklyn Nets
  5. New York Knicks
  6. Atlanta Hawks
  7. Cleveland Cavaliers
  8. Washington Wizards
NBA Finals

Miami Heat > OKC Thunder

Grizzlies Record and Way Their Season Ends

51-31, 5th in the Western Conference. First round exit to the Houston Rockets.

Grizzlies All-Stars

Marc Gasol

NBA Awards-
  • MVP - Derrick Rose
  • DPOY - LeBron James
  • MIP - Anthony Davis
  • 6MOY - Jamaal Crawford
  • COY - Tom Thibodeau
Bold Prediction

I want to pick the Warriors missing the playoffs, but I can't. I guess I'll say Andrew Bynum becomes a valuable player again in Cleveland under the tutelage of Mike Brown.

Kevin Lipe:

Predicted Western Conference Seeding-
  1. Spurs
  2. Clippers
  3. Thunder
  4. Grizzlies
  5. Rockets
  6. Warriors
  7. Timberwolves
  8. Mavericks
Predicted Eastern Conference Seeding-
  1. Heat
  2. Bulls
  3. Pacers
  4. Nets
  5. Knicks
  6. Hawks
  7. Raptors
  8. Wizards
NBA Finals

Bulls over Thunder, or Heat over Clippers, or Bulls over Spurs, or Heat over Grizzlies, (MVP: Derrick Rose) or...

How about them Grizzlies: 53-29, 4th seed, NBA Finals if the Western Conference matchups fall the right way, 7-game first round exit if they fall the wrong way.

NBA Awards
  • COY: Kevin McHale?
  • DPOY: Hibbert
  • ROY: Nerlens Noel! (kidding. I have no idea.)
  • MIP: Quincy Pondexter (Had to have a homer pick somewhere.)

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