2022-23 NBA Season Predictions


The NBA season is just one day away. Bryce and Richard have paired up to compare season predictions across the board, from standings and awards to first time all stars and a near full end-of-season ballot. Below are their predictions:

East Standings:

1. Milwaukee Bucks1. Philadelphia 76ers
2. Philadelphia 76ers2. Milwaukee Bucks
3. Miami Heat3. Boston Celtics
4. Atlanta Hawks4. Brooklyn Nets
5. Boston Celtics5. Miami Heat
6. Cleveland Cavaliers6. Cleveland Cavaliers
7. Toronto Raptors7. Toronto Raptors
8. Brooklyn Nets8. Atlanta Hawks
9. Chicago Bulls9. Chicago Bulls
10. Washington Wizards10. New York Knicks
11. New York Knicks11. Washington Wizards
12. Detroit Pistons12. Detroit Pistons
13. Orlando Magic13. Indiana Pacers
14. Charlotte Hornets14. Charlotte Hornets
15. Indiana Pacers15. Orlando Magic

West Standings:

1. Memphis Grizzlies1. LA Clippers
2. Minnesota Timberwolves2. Golden State Warriors
3. LA Clippers3. Minnesota Timberwolves
4. Denver Nuggets4. Denver Nuggets
5. Golden State Warriors5. Memphis Grizzlies
6. Phoenix Suns6. Dallas Mavericks
7. Dallas Mavericks7. Phoenix Suns
8. New Orleans Pelicans8. New Orleans Pelicans
9. LA Lakers9. LA Lakers
10. Sacramento Kings10. Portland Trailblazers
11. Portland Trailblazers11. Sacramento Kings
12. Utah Jazz12. Houston Rockets
13. Houston Rockets13. Utah Jazz
14. Oklahoma City Thunder14. Oklahoma City Thunder
15. San Antonio Spurs15. San Antonio Spurs


MVPGiannis AntetokounmpoJoel Embiid
Coach Of the YearChris FinchTy Lue
Most Improved PlayerTyrese MaxeyTyrese Maxey
Defensive Player of the YearRudy GobertRudy Gobert
Sixth Man of the YearNorman PowellJordan Poole
Rookie of the YearPaolo BancheroPaolo Banchero


GMarcus SmartMarcus Smart
GJrue HolidayJrue Holiday
FMikal BridgesGiannis Antetokounmpo
FBam AdebayoBen Simmons
CRudy GobertRudy Gobert


First team:

GLuka DoncicStephen Curry
GJa MorantJa Morant
FGiannis AntetokounmpoKawhi Leonard
FJayson TatumGiannis Antetokounmpo
CNikola JokicJoel Embiid

Second team:

GStephen CurryLuka Doncic
GTrae YoungDevin Booker
FLebron JamesJayson Tatum
FPaul GeorgeKevin Durant
CJoel EmbiidNikola Jokic

Third team:

GDevin BookerDamian Lillard
GJames HardenJimmy Butler
FKevin DurantLebron James
FZion WilliamsonZion Williamson
CAnthony DavisRudy Gobert

All Rookie

Remember, All-Rookie is not bound to positions. This can be 10 of the same positions, or completely mixed among guards, forwards, and centers with no limits to the number of each position chosen.

First team:

Paolo BancheroJaden Ivey
Keegan MurrayBennedict Mathurin
Jabari Smith JrPaolo Banchero
Jaden IveyJalen Williams
Jalen DurenTari Eason

Second team:

Tari EasonJaden Hardy
MarJon BeauchampOchai Agbaji
Jalen WilliamsDalen Terry
Jake LaRaviaKeegan Murray
Bennedict MathurinJabari Smith Jr


Breakout Teams (1 from each conference)Minnesota, ClevelandNew Orleans, Brooklyn
Moving Backwards Teams (1 from each conference)Brooklyn, PortlandChicago, Phoenix
First Time All StarsDesmond Bane, CJ McCollum, Caris LeVert, one of the top 4 2021 picksAnthony Edwards, Evan Mobley, Tyrese Maxey
FinalsBucks over Clippers in 6Clippers over Bucks in 6