Kyrie Irving is coming to his former teammate’s defense.
While the Celtics star thinks James Harden deserved to win the NBA’s MVP award, he feels LeBron James earned consideration for the honor as well.
The draft’s tone will be set with the Kings at No. 2 once Deandre Ayton comes off the board to the Suns at No. Sacramento has been linked to a number of prospects, including Marvin Bagley III and Michael Porter Jr. Its front office and ownership also flew to Spain to meet with Luka Doncic. What the team opts to do with its pick will be the first real domino to fall on draft night.
This Mock Draft differs from our recently released final Big Board, which ranks the top prospects in the class, in that it is an attempt to predict what teams will actually do on draft night. Given the aforementioned uncertainty, you should obviously expect all of the following predictions to be totally accurate…
Harden’s Rockets did not play many games in clutch situations — just four, and Houston won all four — but he struggled, scoring 1.8 points on 25.0 percent shooting, 12.5 percent on 3s. James scored 4.7 points, shooting 50.0 percent and 40.0 percent from the arc.
I’d probably shift a few other things in my ballot, too, considering how Anthony Davis played, and how much more important to the Warriors Stephen Curry was in relation to Kevin Durant. My post-postseason MVP ballot would go like this…
My Coach of the Year ballot would probably be the most dramatically different. I voted for Dwane Casey, who was impressive in getting his team to buy into a ball-sharing offense and a revamped bench that helped the team win a franchise-best 59 games. Based on the regular season, he Cheap Jerseys World was Cheap Jerseys Supply deserving.
But then his bunch got swept by the Cavaliers, and Casey got fired. Ahem.