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The Sacramento Bee’s NBA predictions for the 2015-16 season

Kings coach George Karl looks at the scoreboard late against the Washington Wizards during the Kings 109-86 win at Sleep Train Arena on March 22 in Sacramento.
Kings coach George Karl looks at the scoreboard late against the Washington Wizards during the Kings 109-86 win at Sleep Train Arena on March 22 in Sacramento. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

JASON JONES

Kings beat reporter

PLAYOFFS

Western Conference teams: Golden State, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, L.A. Clippers, Houston, Memphis, New Orleans, Kings

Western Conference finals: Thunder over Warriors in six games

Eastern Conference teams: Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, Toronto, Indiana, Miami, Boston

Eastern Conference finals: Cavaliers over Wizards in six games

NBA Finals: Cavaliers over Thunder in seven games

AWARDS

MVP: Anthony Davis, Pelicans

Defensive player: DeAndre Jordan, Clippers

Sixth man: Isaiah Thomas, Celtics

Rookie: Emmanuel Mudiay, Nuggets

Coach: Billy Donovan, Thunder

AILENE VOISIN

Columnist

PLAYOFFS

Western Conference teams: Golden State, San Antonio, L.A. Clippers, Oklahoma City, Memphis, Houston, New Orleans, Kings

Western Conference finals: Spurs over Warriors in six games

Eastern Conference teams: Atlanta, Cleveland, Chicago, Miami, Milwaukee Bucks, Washington, Toronto, Boston

Eastern Conference finals: Cavaliers over Bulls in six games

NBA Finals: Spurs over Cavaliers in six games

AWARDS

MVP: LeBron James, Cavaliers

Defensive player: Rudy Gobert, Jazz

Sixth man: Darren Collison, Kings

Rookie: Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves

Coach: Gregg Popovich, Spurs

ANDY FURILLO

Columnist

PLAYOFFS

Western Conference teams: San Antonio, Golden State, Memphis, L.A. Clippers, Kings, New Orleans, Dallas Mavericks, L.A. Lakers

Western Conference finals: Spurs over Warriors in seven games

Eastern Conference teams: Chicago, Cleveland, Toronto, Atlanta, Washington, Milwaukee, Miami, Charlotte

Eastern Conference finals: Bulls over Hawks in six games

NBA Finals: Spurs over Bulls in four games

AWARDS

MVP: LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs

Defensive player: Roy Hibbert, Pacers

Sixth man: Andre Iguodala, Warriors

Rookie: Justise Winslow, Heat

Coach: Gregg Popovich, Spurs

TOM COUZENS

Sports Editor

PLAYOFFS

Western Conference teams: Oklahoma City, Golden State, San Antonio, L.A. Clippers, Houston, Memphis, Kings, New Orleans

Western Conference finals: Thunder over Spurs in six games

Eastern Conference teams: Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, Toronto, Indiana, Miami, Boston

Eastern Conference finals: Cavaliers over Bulls in five games

NBA Finals: Thunder over Cavaliers in five games

AWARDS

MVP: Kevin Durant, Thunder

Defensive player: Kawhi Leonard, Spurs

Sixth man: Isaiah Thomas, Celtics

Rookie: Jahlil Okafor, 76ers

Coach: George Karl, Kings

VICTOR CONTRERAS

Deputy Sports Editor

PLAYOFFS

Western Conference teams: Golden State, San Antonio, Houston, L.A. Clippers, Memphis, New Orleans, Kings

Western Conference finals: Warriors over Clippers in five games

Eastern Conference teams: Cleveland, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Washington, Toronto, Boston, Milwaukee

Eastern Conference finals: Cavaliers over Hawks in five games

NBA Finals: Warriors over Cavaliers in seven games

AWARDS

MVP: James Harden, Rockets

Defensive player: Joakim Noah, Bulls

Sixth man: Andre Iguodala, Warriors

Rookie: Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves

Coach: George Karl, Kings

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