Sonics Rising Staff Predictions for the 2013-14 NBA Season

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With the tip of the NBA season tonight the Rising Staff is giving you their predictions for the whole 2013-14 season.

Tonight the NBA tips off with the Bulls-Heat and Lakers-Clippers, but before all that begins we have to take a look at how the entire Sonics Rising crew picked for the upcoming season. We also have a special guest picker joining us as well. We'd like to welcome the man who started it all, the founder and CEO of SB Nation, Tyler Bleszinksi.

Let's get to it.

Northwest Division Champions
Brian Kevin Chris Paul Mr. Baker
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Jeremy Steve Taylor Todd Jerome
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Sonics Guy Dontae Mitch Joanna Tyler
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Southwest Division Champions
Brian Kevin Chris Paul Mr. Baker
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Jeremy Steve Taylor Todd Jerome
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Sonics Guy Dontae Mitch Joanna Tyler
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Pacific Division Champions
Brian Kevin Chris Paul Mr. Baker
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Jeremy Steve Taylor Todd Jerome
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Sonics Guy Dontae Mitch Joanna Tyler
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Southeast Division Champions
Brian Kevin Chris Paul Mr. Baker
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Jeremy Steve Taylor Todd Jerome
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Sonics Guy Dontae Mitch Joanna Tyler
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Central Division Champions
Brian Kevin Chris Paul Mr. Baker
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Jeremy Steve Taylor Todd Jerome
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Sonics Guy Dontae Mitch Joanna Tyler
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Atlantic Division Champions
Brian Kevin Chris Paul Mr. Baker
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Jeremy Steve Taylor Todd Jerome
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Sonics Guy Dontae Mitch Joanna Tyler
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Western Conference Champions
Brian Kevin Chris Paul Mr. Baker
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Jeremy Steve Taylor Todd Jerome
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Sonics Guy Dontae Mitch Joanna Tyler
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Eastern Conference Champions
Brian Kevin Chris Paul Mr. Baker
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Jeremy Steve Taylor Todd Jerome
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Sonics Guy Dontae Mitch Joanna Tyler
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NBA Champions
Brian Kevin Chris Paul Mr. Baker
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In seven games
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In six games
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In seven games
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In six games
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In six games
Jeremy Steve Taylor Todd Jerome
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In seven games
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In six games
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In seven games
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In six games
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In six games
Sonics Guy Dontae Mitch Joanna Tyler
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In seven games
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In six games
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In five games
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In five games
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In six games

Rookie of the Year
Brian Kevin Chris Paul Mr. Baker
Victor Oladipo Trey Burke Victor Oladipo Shabazz Muhammad Shabazz Muhammad
Jeremy Steve Taylor Todd Jerome
Victor Oladipo Victor Oladipo Victor Oladipo Victor Oladipo Victor Oladipo
Sonics Guy Dontae Mitch Joanna Tyler
Trey Burke Victor Oladipo Kelly Olynyk Trey Burke Trey Burke

Coach of the Year
Brian Kevin Chris Paul Mr. Baker
Tom Thibodeau Doc Rivers
Kevin McHale Doc Rivers
Doc Rivers
Jeremy Steve Taylor Todd Jerome
Kevin McHale
Doc Rivers Kevin McHale
Doc Rivers Frank Vogel
Sonics Guy Dontae Mitch Joanna Tyler
Doc Rivers Doc Rivers Kevin McHale
Frank Vogel Doc Rivers

Defensive Player of the Year
Brian Kevin Chris Paul Mr. Baker
Dwight Howard Dwight Howard Marc Gasol LeBron James Marc Gason
Jeremy Steve Taylor Todd Jerome
Marc Gasol Marc Gasol Marc Gasol Damian Lillard Roy Hibbert
Sonics Guy Dontae Mitch Joanna Tyler
Marc Gasol Dwight Howard Serge Ibaka Dwight Howard LeBron James

Most Improved Player
Brian Kevin Chris Paul Mr. Baker
JaVale McGee Greivis Vasquez Jeff Green Jeremy Lamb Goran Dragić
Jeremy Steve Taylor Todd Jerome
Eric Bledsoe Derrick Rose MarShon Brooks Dwyane Wade Josh Smith
Sonics Guy Dontae Mitch Joanna Tyler
Jimmy Butler Eric Bledsoe Greivis Vasquez Greg Oden Derrick Rose

Sixth Man of the Year
Brian Kevin Chris Paul Mr. Baker
Harrison Barnes Harrison Barnes Andrei Kirilenko Nate Robinson Mike Dunleavy
Jeremy Steve Taylor Todd Jerome
Harrison Barnes Nate Robinson Andei Kirilenko JR Smith Danny Granger
Sonics Guy Dontae Mitch Joanna Tyler
Andrei Kirilenko Harrison Barnes
Michael Beasley JR Smith Andrei Kirilenko

Most Valuable Player
Brian Kevin Chris Paul Mr. Baker
Derrick Rose Chris Paul LeBron James Kevin Durant LeBron James
Jeremy Steve Taylor Todd Jerome
LeBron James LeBron James Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant Chris Paul
Sonics Guy Dontae Mitch Joanna Tyler
Kevin Durant LeBron James LeBron James LeBron James LeBron James

Now that we've given our picks to you, we want to know who you have for the year. Who do you got?

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