With the NBA season set to start tonight, we've now previewed every division in the league. The only thing left is to pick some award winnersand an NBA champion.

Coach of the Year: Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics

Stevens has been hyped as the wiz kid from Butler ever since jumping to the NBA, and this year he'll prove the moniker fits. He has his most talented team in Boston yet, but he's still taking mismatched parts in Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder and making them better than they'd be on any other team in the league. He should lead the Celtics to an Atlantic Division crown and an Eastern Conference Finals appearance.

Other candidates: Stan Van Gundy (Detroit Pistons), Tyronn Lue (Cleveland Cavaliers), Mike Budenholzer (Atlanta Hawks), Gregg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs).

Sixth Man of the Year: Jamal Crawford, Los Angeles Clippers

Crawford has already won this award three times, including just last year, so it may seem like a boring pick. There's no player more valuable than the top scoring guard off the bench, though, When the Los Angeles starters need a rest, Crawford ensures there will be no drop-off with the offensive barrage he provides.

Other candidates: Andre Iguodala (Golden State Warriors), Zach Randolph (Memphis Grizzlies), Brandon Knight (Phoenix Suns), Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics).

Most Improved Player of the Year: Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns

The shooting guard has been projected by NBA general managers as the player most on the verge of a breakout this season, and his play in the preseason and the Summer League back that up. It's only his second season, but if the hype is realized, he'll become the most important Suns player since Steve Nash.

Other candidates: Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers), Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves), Jabari Parker (Milwaukee Bucks), Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota Timberwolves).

Defensive Player of the Year: Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

Another boring award selection, but there's a reason he has won this honor for the past two years.

Players simply can't score on him, can't avoid him, and can't get around him. He can shut out LeBron James one day and Steph Curry the next, making him a versatile threat on the defensive end.

Other candidates: DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz), Dwight Howard (Atlanta Hawks).

Rookie of the Year: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

This may be Embiid's third season in the league, but since he didn't play the previous two, it's technically his rookie season. This pick is entirely dependent on his health, but he's looked fresh this preseason and has shown he can be a dynamic presence on both ends of the floor.

Other candidates: Kris Dunn (Minnesota Timberwolves), Buddy Hield (New Orleans Pelicans), Brandon Ingram (Los Angeles Lakers), Thon Maker (Milwaukee Bucks).

MVP: Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

Double award winner! Steph Curry and Kevin Durant will cancel each other out in the Bay Area, LeBron James is past his peak, and Tim Duncan is no longer suiting up for the Spurs, leaving the door open for Leonard to bust through as the league's best player. Not many are calling this, but it isn't an outlandish pick; he finished second in last year's voting.

Other candidates: Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors), Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons).

NBA Champion: Golden State Warriors

Look, we all know we're headed for a rubber series in the trilogy fight between Golden State and Cleveland.

The Cavs took it last year, but they did it by the skin of their teeth. Both of these teams look nearly identical, with one major difference: Kevin Durant replacing Harrison Barnes in the Warriors' lineup. That's a major upgrade, and one that should get Golden State back over the hump.

Other candidates: Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers.

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