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Sports 1140 KHTK’s 2021-22 NBA Predictions

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The NBA is back and it’s time for some hot takes from the KHTK staff

Rejoice, basketball fans: NBA action returns TONIGHT!

Sports 1140 KHTK’s staff has returned to share their picks and predictions for the upcoming season, including predicting the Sacramento Kings record and finish in the Western Conference standings.

Check out all of the picks below!

Franklin Cartoscelli

Sacramento Kings record: 39-43

Sacramento Kings placing in Western Conference: 10th

Western Conference champion: Los Angeles Lakers

Eastern Conference champion: Milwaukee Bucks

NBA Champion: Milwaukee Bucks

MVP: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert

Rookie of the Year: Jalen Green

Sixth Man of the Year: Derrick Rose

Coach of the Year: Quin Snyder

Chris Watkins

Sacramento Kings record: 42-40

Sacramento Kings placing in Western Conference: 8th

Western Conference champion: Los Angeles Lakers

Eastern Conference champion: Brooklyn Nets

NBA Champion: Brooklyn Nets

MVP: Kevin Durant

Defensive Player of the Year: Joel Embiid

Sixth Man of the Year: Tyler Herro

Rookie of the Year: Jalen Green

Coach of the Year: Michael Malone

Jason Ross

Sacramento Kings record: 44-38

Sacramento Kings placing in Western Conference: 7th

Western Conference champion: Utah Jazz

Eastern Conference champion: Milwaukee Bucks

NBA Champion: Utah Jazz

MVP: Joel Embiid

Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert

Rookie of the Year: Jalen Suggs

Sixth Man of the Year: Jordan Clarkson

Coach of the Year: Rick Carlisle

Carmichael Dave

Sacramento Kings record: 41-41

Sacramento Kings placing in Western Conference: 9th

Western Conference champion: Lakers 

Eastern Conference champion: Nets 

NBA Champion: Nets 

MVP: Luka Doncic 

Defensive Player of the Year: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Rookie of the Year: Jalen Suggs 

Sixth Man of the Year: Joe Ingles 

Coach of the Year: Quin Snyder 

JayMarzz

Sacramento Kings record: 42-40

Sacramento Kings placing in Western Conference: 10th

Western Conference champion: Los Angeles Lakers

Eastern Conference champion: Brooklyn Nets

NBA Champion: Brooklyn Nets

MVP: Kevin Durant

Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert

Rookie of the Year: Cade Cunningham

Sixth Man of the Year: Buddy Hield

Coach of the Year: James Borrego

Chris Verlod

Sacramento Kings record: 43-39

Sacramento Kings placing in Western Conference: 8th

Western Conference champion: Jazz

Eastern Conference champion: Nets

NBA Champion: Nets

MVP: Kevin Durant

Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert

Rookie of the Year: Davion Mitchell (Since nobody has the guts to pick him)

Sixth Man of the Year: Joe Ingles

Coach of the Year: Quin Snyder