It has been a entertaining first half of the season. Time to compare my preseason predictions at the midway point of the season.
Preseason Finals Pick: Boston vs. Golden State
Mid season: Sticking with these two teams. Boston is still adjusting to having its full compliment of players. Milwaukee, Toronto and Philadelphia will be tough outs. They’ll most likely face one or two of them to come out of the East. Golden State has a fantasy team with Boogie Cousins back, enough said.
Preseason MVP: LeBron James
Mid season: With his injury it will hurt his LeBron’s chances. He’ll have to go in a tear the second half of the season. Harden and Giannis are front runners now.
Preseason Rookie of the Year: Luka Doncic
Mid season: Luka is running away with this so far. He may not end up being the best player out of his draft class which was loaded with talent. But he was best prepared to have immediate impact with his experience overseas.
When it comes to the hometown team Washington Wizards. They’re not better without John Wall, they seem to be better off without him. They’re still not out of the eighth spot. They play small entirely too much for my liking and it hurts them defensively. But they have been competing and playing hard. As tough of a season as it’s been they’re still not far from being in the playoffs. BradyBeal should be an All-Star.