January 6, 2012

2012 NBA PREDICTIONS FROM VCU MEN'S BASKETBALL: PLAYERS EDITION

RICHMOND, Va. – The NBA season got underway just a few weeks ago, so we decided to check in with the VCU men’s basketball program to see what their predictions were for this upcoming year in “The League.”

This edition will feature what the 13 players on this year’s roster predicted. Next week, we’ll check in with what the coaching staff had to say.



Rob Brandenberg

Bradford Burgess

Troy
Daniels

Treveon Graham

Jarred
Guest

D.J.
Haley

David
Hinton
Atlantic Division Winner
Knicks
Celtics
Knicks
Knicks
Knicks
Celtics
Knicks
Central Division Winner
Bulls Bulls
Bulls
Bulls
Bulls
Bulls
Bulls
Southeast Division Winner
Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat
               
Eastern Conference Finals
Heat vs. Knicks Heat vs. Bulls Heat vs. Knicks Heat vs. Knicks Heat vs. Bulls Heat vs. Celtics Heat vs. Bulls
Eastern Conference Champ Heat Bulls Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat
               
Northwest Divison Winner
Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder
Pacific Division Winner
Clippers Lakers Lakers Clippers Lakers Lakers Clippers
Southwest Division Winner Spurs Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks Spurs Spurs
               
Western Conference Finals Lakers vs. Thunder Mavericks vs. Thunder Thunder vs. Mavericks Lakers vs. Thunder Lakers vs. Thunder Lakers vs. Thunder Clippers vs. Thunder
Western Conference Champ Thunder Mavericks Mavericks Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder
               
NBA Finals Thunder vs. Heat Mavericks vs. Bulls Mavericks vs. Heat Thunder vs. Heat Thunder vs. Heat Thunder vs. Heat Thunder vs. Heat
NBA Champion Heat Bulls Mavericks Heat Heat Thunder Heat
               
MVP LeBron James Derrick Rose Dirk Nowitski Kevin Durant Derrick Rose Kevin Durant LeBron James
Rookie of the Year Kemba Walker Norris Cole Norris Cole Kemba Walker Norris Cole Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving
               
Most Overrated Team Bulls Knicks Heat Clippers Clippers Heat Bulls
Most Underrated Team Kings Spurs Knicks Spurs Grizzlies Clippers Nuggets
               
Most Overrated Player Pau Gasol Joe Johnson LeBron James Joe Johnson Russell Westbrook LeBron James Kevin Durant/
Derrick Rose
Most Underrated Player Kevin Love Ed Davis Joel Anthony Tyson Chandler Tyrek Evans Lamar Odom Rudy Gay
               
Player You Want Taking Shot with the game on the line Dwayne Wade Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant Kevin Durant Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant


Heath
Houston

Reco
McCarter

Teddy Okereafor
Juvonte
Reddic

Darius
Theus

Briante
Weber
Atlantic Division Winner
Celtics
Celtics
Celtics
Knicks Knicks
Celtics
Central Division Winner
Bulls Bulls
Bulls
Bulls
Bulls
Bulls
Southeast Division Winner
Hawks Heat Heat Heat Heat Heat
             
Eastern Conference Finals
Heat vs. Bulls Heat vs. Bulls Heat vs. Bulls Heat vs. Knicks Heat vs. Bulls Heat vs. Celtics
Eastern Conference Champ Heat Bulls Heat Heat Heat Heat
             
Northwest Divison Winner
Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder
Pacific Division Winner
Clippers Lakers Lakers Clippers Lakers Clippers
Southwest Division Winner Grizzlies Mavericks Grizzlies Grizzlies Mavericks Grizzlies
             
Western Conference Finals Clippers vs. Thunder Lakers vs. Thunder Thunder vs. Lakers Grizzlies vs. Thunder Mavericks vs. Thunder Clippers vs. Thunder
Western Conference Champ Thunder Thunder Lakers Thunder Thunder Thunder
             
NBA Finals Thunder vs. Heat Thunders vs. Heat Lakers vs. Heat Thunder vs. Heat Thunder vs. Heat Thunder vs. Heat
NBA Champion Heat Heat Heat Thunder Heat Heat
             
MVP Chris Paul
LeBron James
LeBron James
Kevin Durant Dwayne Wade
Kevin Durant
Rookie of the Year Kemba Walker Norris Cole Norris Cole Norris Cole
Norris Cole Norris Cole
             
Most Overrated Team Clippers Lakers Clippers Clippers Heat Lakers
Most Underrated Team Spurs Grizzlies Nuggets Grizzlies Nuggets Grizzlies
             
Most Overrated Player Dirk Nowitzski
Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook
Kyrie Irving
LeBron James
Russell Westbrook
Most Underrated Player Kevin Love
Brandon Jennings
Zach Randolph
James Harden
James Harden
Rajon Rondo
             
Player You Want Taking Shot with the game on the line Kobe Bryant
Dwayne Wade
Carmelo Anthony
Kevin Durant
Dwayne Wade
Kevin Durant
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