NBA 2K15 Season Simulation: Toronto Raptors, NBA champions?

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Sep 29, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) poses during media day at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

2014-15 Awards

Individual Awards

Most Valuable Player – Kevin Durant (OKC)
Rookie of the Year – Jabari Parker (MIL)
Sixth Man of the Year – Reggie Jackson (OKC)
Defensive Player of the Year – Dwight Howard (HOU)
Most Improved Player – Wesley Matthews (POR)
Coach of the Year – David Blatt

Thoughts: Of the six awards given out, only one stands as a surprise and that’s Wesley Matthews winning most improved. Is he capable of it? Of course. Last season, Matthews improved, averaging 16.4 points on 44/39/83 percent shooting. The issue here is him adding on to that with Damian Lillard improving and LaMarcus Aldridge still commanding a large portion of the offense. Seems unlikely if anything.

All-NBA Selections

All-NBA 1st Team:
G – Russell Westbrook (OKC)
G – James Harden (HOU)
F – Kevin Durant (OKC)
F – LeBron James (CLE)
C – Dwight Howard (HOU)

All-NBA 2nd Team:
G – Derrick Rose (CHI)
G – Stephen Curry (GSW)
F – Kevin Love (CLE)
F – David Lee (GSW)
C – DeMarcus Cousins (SAC)

All-NBA 3rd Team:
G – Damian Lillard (POR)
G – John Wall (WAS)
F – Rudy Gay (SAC)
F – LaMarcus Aldridge (POR)
C – Al Jefferson (CHA)

Thoughts: I’d be plain shocked if Derrick Rose was named All-NBA second team. Then again, I said this before he won his MVP, so I wouldn’t put it past him or whomever votes for these selections.

All-Defense Selections

All-Defensive 1st Team
G – Jimmy Butler (CHI)
G – Kyle Lowry (TOR)
F – LeBron James (CLE)
F – Kevin Durant (OKC)
C – Dwight Howard (HOU)

All-Defensive 2nd Team
G – Chris Paul (LAC)
G – Rajon Rondo (BOS)
F – Andre Iguodala (GSW)
F – Serge Ibaka (OKC)
C – DeAndre Jordan (LAC)

All-Rookie Selections

All-Rookie 1st Team
F – Jabari Parker (MIL)
C – Joel Embiid (PHI)
G – Dante Exum (UTA)
C – Nerlens Noel (PHI)
G – Elfrid Payton (ORL)

Thoughts: Without thinking, I accidentally left Joel Embiid active, but considering the 76ers need all the help they could get (only won 17 games), I don’t mind it.

All-Rookie 2nd Team
G – Bojan Bogdanovic (BKN)
F – Julius Randle (LAL)
F – Andrew Wiggins (MIN)
F – Kostas Papanikolaou (HOU)
F – Jarnell Stokes (MEM)

Thoughts: Andrew Wiggins finishing All-Rookie 2nd team would be nothing short of a disappointment in real life.