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Oklahoma City Thunder: The Oklahoman's preseason NBA picks

The Oklahoman's writers make their picks for the NBA season, including who will win MVP and what team will win the NBA Championship.
From Staff Reports Published: December 18, 2011
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The Oklahoman's writers make their picks for the NBA season, including who will win MVP and what team will win the NBA Championship.

Jenni Carlson, columnist

MVP: Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks

Scoring champion: Kevin Durant, Thunder

Rookie of the Year: Derrick Williams, Timberwolves

Coach of the Year: Mike D'Antoni, Knicks

Defensive Player of the Year: Dwight Howard, Magic

Sixth-man of the Year: Shane Battier, Heat

Most Improved Player: James Harden, Thunder

Thunder record: 48-18

Western Conference champ: Thunder

Eastern Conference champ: Bulls

NBA champ: Bulls

Darnell Mayberry, NBA writer

MVP: Kevin Durant, Thunder

Scoring champion: Kevin Durant, Thunder

Rookie of the Year: Kyrie Irving, Cleveland

Coach of the Year: Monty Williams, New Orleans


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