Our 2014-15 NBA awards predictions

James Harden, LeBron James and Stephen Curry are in the running for some NBA accolades. 

As the 2014-15 NBA season comes to an end, it’s time to hand out some hardware. This year, we’ve seen as much parity in the awards races as ever, with perhaps only one trophy locked up.

The storylines are fascinating: Stephen Curry or James Harden? Steve Kerr or Mike Budenholzer? Draymond Green or Kawhi Leonard? Jimmy Butler or Rudy Gobert? Someone else?

Our NBA staff did its best to suss out the most deserving candidate for each award. Here are our picks:

 

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry. 

Jovan Buha, FOX Sports: Stephen Curry

D.J. Foster, FOX Sports: James Harden

Andrew Gilman, FOX Sports Southwest: Stephen Curry

Fred Katz, FOX Sports: James Harden

Andrew Lynch, FOX Sports: Stephen Curry

Michael Pina, FOX Sports: James Harden

Jordan White, FOX Sports: Stephen Curry

John Wilmes, FOX Sports: Stephen Curry

 

Is Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins a slam-dunk choice for rookie of the year? 

Buha: Andrew Wiggins

Foster: Andrew Wiggins

Gilman: Nikola Mirotic

Katz: Nerlens Noel

Lynch: Andrew Wiggins

Pina: Andrew Wiggins

White: Andrew Wiggins

Wilmes: Andrew Wiggins

 

Golden State Warriors’ Green with a capital ‘D.’ 

Buha: Draymond Green

Foster: Draymond Green

Gilman: Kawhi Leonard

Katz: Draymond Green

Lynch: Draymond Green

Pina: Kawhi Leonard

White: Draymond Green

Wilmes: Kawhi Leonard

 

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer. 

Buha: Steve Kerr

Foster: Mike Budenholzer

Gilman: Mike Budenholzer

Katz: Mike Budenholzer

Lynch: Mike Budenholzer

Pina: Steve Kerr

White: Mike Budenholzer

Wilmes: Mike Budenholzer

 

Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (right). 

Buha: Jimmy Butler

Foster: Khris Middleton

Gilman: Rudy Gobert

Katz: Hassan Whiteside

Lynch: Rudy Gobert

Pina: Rudy Gobert

White: Jimmy Butler

Wilmes: Draymond Green

 

Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams. 

Buha: Lou Williams

Foster: Isaiah Thomas

Gilman: Lou Williams

Katz: Isaiah Thomas

Lynch: Lou Williams

Pina: Isaiah Thomas

White: Lou Williams

Wilmes: Lou Williams

For our award teams, we’re tallied up our staff’s picks and are using the aggregate.

 

Rockets’ Harden makes his case for All-NBA team. 

First team: Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Marc Gasol

Second team: Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, Blake Griffin, DeMarcus Cousins

Third team: John Wall, Klay Thompson, LaMarcus Aldridge, Tim Duncan, Al Horford

Others receiving votes: Kyrie Irving, Pau Gasol, DeAndre Jordan, Draymond Green, Paul Millsap, Jimmy Butler, Gordon Hayward, Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver

 

Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard (right): Not so fast. 

First team: Chris Paul, Tony Allen, Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green, Andrew Bogut

Second team: John Wall, Khris Middleton, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Anthony Davis, Rudy Gobert

Others receiving votes: Tim Duncan, Serge Ibaka, DeAndre Jordan, Jimmy Butler, Danny Green, Marc Gasol, Andre Iguodala, Trevor Ariza, DeMarre Carroll, Mike Conley, Avery Bradley, Jeff Teague, Stephen Curry

 

Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic. 

First team: Elfrid Payton, Jordan Clarkson, Andrew Wiggins, Nikola Mirotic, Nerlens Noel

Second team: Marcus Smart, Rodney Hood, Bojan Bogdanovic, Tarik Black, Jusuf Nurkic

Others receiving votes: K.J. McDaniels, Dante Exum, Zach LaVine, Mitch McGary, Joe Ingles, Langston Galloway, Furkan Aldemir