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I Simulated the Rest of the NBA Season

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With the current NBA season being one of the craziest to date, I’ve decided to hop on NBA 2K22 and simulate the rest of the season. In this simulation, I will stop at the upcoming All-Star break and the end of the regular season. I will go through standings, award leaders, and any significant events like trades, signings, injuries, or firings/hirings. After the regular season, I will simulate each round of the playoffs until the NBA finals are over. Let’s get started!

The NBA Right Now

Current Standings

Today is Monday, January 3rd. The Chicago Bulls and the Golden State Warriors sit at the top of their respective conferences. It looks like the Cavaliers and the Grizzlies are still performing better than expected, with Cleveland in 5th in the East and Memphis in 4th in the West. On the other hand, teams like the Celtics and the Lakers are not living up to expectations.

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Current Award Races

The leader for each category is James Harden for MVP, Ricky Rubio for Sixth-Man of the Year, Rudy Gobert for Defensive Player of the Year, and Miles Bridges for Most Improved Player of the Year. The rookie stats for this season are unavailable because the crazy amount of players coming in from the G-League has messed up the game’s ability to compile stats for the rookie class.

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Fast Forwarding to the AllStar Break

Standings

It is now February 10th, 2022. The standings stay pretty much the same besides some minor changes. The Bucks moved up to the first spot in the east, and the Warriors stayed winning with the best record in the league at 41-15. The Eastern Conference playoff teams are the Bucks, Bulls, Nets, 76ers, Heat, Wizards, Cavaliers, and the Hornets. The Western Conference playoff teams are the Warriors, Suns, Jazz, Grizzlies, Maves, Lakers, Nuggets, and Timberwolves.

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Award Races

The MVP race is now led by last season’s MVP, Nikola Jokic. Jokic is followed by LeBron James, James Harden, and Stephen Curry. Andre Drummond is currently favored for Sixth-Man of the Year with Kevin Love, Isaiah Hartenstein, and Tyus Jones behind him. In an interesting turn of events, Paul George leads the Defensive Player of the Year race. He is in front of Rudy Gobert, Myles Turner, and Jrue Holiday. Now for Most Improved Player of the Year, Wendell Carter Jr. leads with Jalen Brunson, Darius Garland, and Dejounte Murray trailing.

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*MAJOR INJURY*

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES CENTER KARL-ANTHONY TOWN OUT FOR THE SEASON WITH TORN ACL

Trades

Some interesting trades happened leading up to the trade deadline this season. The first trade was between the New York Knicks and the Portland Trail Blazers. The Knicks traded away Kemba Walker and Taj Gibson for Nassir Little and Robert Covington. The second trade involved The Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks. The Maves gave the Rockets Dwight Powell in exchange for Eric Gordon and Armoni Brooks. The last big trade was between the Golden State Warriors and the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets received Miles Bridges and Nick Richards and gave away Moses Moody and Damion Lee.

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All-Star Festivities

Rising Stars Rosters:

USA

  • LaMelo Ball (Hornets)
  • Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves)
  • Scottie Barnes (Raptors)
  • Evan Mobley (Caves)
  • Isaiah Stewart (Pistons)
  • Miles McBride (Knicks)
  • Ayo Dosunmo (Bulls)
  • Ziare Williams (Grizzlies)
  • Robert Woodward II (Kings)
  • Isaiah Jackson (Pacers)

WORLD

  • Josh Giddey (Thunder)
  • Chris Duarte (Pacers)
  • Franz Wagner (Magic)
  • Precious Achiuwa (Raptors)
  • Aleksej Pokusevski (Thunder)
  • Facundo Campazzo (Nuggets)
  • Didi Louzada (Pelicans)
  • Deni Avdija (Wizards)
  • Gabriel Deck (Thunder)
  • Kai Jones (Hornets)

The World team won the game 102 – 95. Josh Giddey and Precious Achiuwa both had good games. Giddey finished with 24 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists and Achiuwa had 18 points and 9 rebounds.

The 3-point contest:

  • Stephen Curry
  • Zach Lavine
  • Luka Doncic
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (WINNER)
  • Trae Young
  • Carmelo Anthony

Dunk Contest:

  • Ja Morant
  • Miles Bridges (WINNER)
  • Anfernee Simons
  • Thanasis Antetokoumpo

All-Star Game Rosters:

TEAM KEVIN

  • Kevin Durant (Captain)
  • James Harden (Starter)
  • Nikola Jokic (Starter)
  • Luka Doncic (Starter)
  • Rudy Gobert (Starter)
  • Christ Paul (Reserve)
  • Jimmy Butler (Reserve)
  • Anthony Davis (Reserve)
  • Donovan Mitchell (Reserve)
  • Domantas Sabonis (Reserve)
  • DeMar DeRozan (Reserve)
  • Jrue Holiday (Reserve)

TEAM STEPHEN

  • Stephen Curry (Captain)
  • LeBron James (Starter)
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Starter)
  • Joel Embiid (Starter)
  • Trae Young (Starter)
  • Damian Lillard (Reserve)
  • Bradley Beal (Reserve)
  • Jayson Tatum (Reserve)
  • Zach LaVine (Reserve)
  • Paul George (Reserve)
  • Draymond Green (Reserve)
  • Jonas Valanciunas (Reserve) (FIRST CAREER ALL-STAR SELECTION)

Team Stephen takes the close victory over Team Kevin 136 – 128. For Team Stephen, LeBron James and Stephen Curry balled out. James finished with 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists, and Curry had 18 points and 4 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid both finished with double-doubles. Even though Team Kevin lost Kevin Durant played great scoring 18 points and grabbing 5 rebounds but, Nikola Jokic has the best game out of anyone on the court. Jokic finished with a triple-double; 17 points, 15 rebounds, and 11 assists.

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Fast Forwarding to the Playoffs

Regular Season Awards

MVP: Denver Nuggets Center Nikola Jokic

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Rookie of the Year: Detroit Pistons Guard Cade Cunningham

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Sixth-Man of the Year: Philadelphia 76ers Center Andre Drummond

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Defensive Player of the Year: Milwaukee Bucks Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Most Improved Player of the Year: Cleveland Cavaliers Guard Darius Garland

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Coach of the Year: Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr

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ALL-NBA TEAMS

ALL-NBA 1ST TEAM

  • James Harden (Nets)
  • Luka Doncic (Mavericks)
  • LeBron James (Lakers)
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks)
  • Nikola Jokic (Nuggets)

ALL-NBA 2ND TEAM

  • Stephen Curry (Warriors)
  • Trae Young (Hawks)
  • Jayson Tatum (Celtics)
  • Jimmy Butler (Heat)
  • Joel Embiid (76ers)

ALL-NBA 3RD TEAM

  • Bradley Beal (Wizzards)
  • Donovan Mitchell (Jazz)
  • Domonatas Sabonis (Pacers)
  • Paul George (Clippers)
  • Rudy Gobert (Jazz)

ALL-DEFENSIVE 1ST TEAM

  • Jrue Holiday (Bucks)
  • Chris Paul (Suns)
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks)
  • LeBron James (Lakers)
  • Rudy Gobert (Jazz)

ALL-DEFENSIVE 2ND TEAM

  • Marcus Smart (Celtics)
  • Paul George (Clippers)
  • Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat)
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. (Grizzlies)
  • Myles Turner (Pacers)

*BREAKING NEWS*

INDIANA PACERS FIRE HEAD COACH RICK CARLISLE AFTER ONE YEAR

Play-In Tournament

WEST

FIRST ROUND

Sacramento Kings vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (MINNESOTA WINS)

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Denver Nuggets (DENVER WINS)

SECOND ROUND

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (MINNESOTA WINS)

EAST

FIRST ROUND

Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors (WASHINGTON WINS)

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics (PHILADELPHIA WINS)

SECOND ROUND

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards (WASHINGTON WINS)

NBA PLAYOFFS

WEST

FIRST ROUND

(1) Golden State Warriors vs. (8) Minnesota Timberwolves (GOLDEN STATE WINS 4-2)

(4) Memphis Grizzlies vs. (5) Los Angles Lakers (MEMPHIS WINS 4-2)

(3) Phoenix Suns vs (6) Dallas Mavericks (PHOENIX WINS 4-3)

(2) Utah Jazz vs. (7) New Orleans Pelicans (UTAH WINS 4-2)

SECOND ROUND

(1) Golden State Warriors vs. (4) Memphis Grizzlies (GOLDEN STATE WINS 4-3)

(2) Utah Jazz vs. (3) Phoenix Suns (UTAH WINS 4-1)

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

(1) Golden State Warriors vs. (2) Utah Jazz (GOLDEN STATE WINS 4-2)

EAST

FIRST ROUND

(1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (8) Washington Wizards (MILWAUKEE WINS 4-3)

(4) Atlanta Hawks vs. (5) Cleveland Cavaliers (ATLANTA WINS 4-3)

(3) Brooklyn Nets vs. (6) Miami Heat (BROOKLYN WINS 4-1)

(2) Chicago Bulls vs. (7) Boston Celtics (BOSTON WINS ๐Ÿงน )

SECOND ROUND

(1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (4) Atlanta Hawks (ATLANTA WINS 4-1)

(3) Brooklyn Nets vs. (7) Boston Celtics (BROOKLYN WINS 4-2)

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

(4) Atlanta Hawks vs. (3) Brooklyn Nets (BROOKLYN WINS 4-1)

๐Ÿ†NBA FINALS 2022๐Ÿ†

(1) Golden State Warriors vs. (3) Brooklyn Nets

GAME 1: NETS WIN 127-108 (0-1)

Kevin Durant: 42 pts, 8 reb, 7 ast

Kyrie Irving: 35 pts, 12 ast, 2 stl

James Harden: 18 pts, 10 reb, 6 ast

Stephen Curry: 38 pts, 3 reb, 8 last, 3 stl

Draymond Green: 16 pts, 3 reb, 8 last, 2 stl

GAME 2: WARRIORS WIN 140-131 (1-1)

Stephan Curry: 50 pts, 3 reb, 8 ast, 7 3pt

Klay Thompson: 35 pts, 2 stl

James Harden: 32 pts, 10 ast, 2 stl, 2 blk

Kyrie Irving: 25 pts, 3 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl

Kevin Durant: 21 pts, 7 reb, 9 ast

GAME 3: NETS WIN 138-115 (1-2)

James Harden: 37 pts, 6 reb, 13 ast

Kyrie Irving: 36 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl

Kevin Durant: 30 pts, 8 reb, 10 ast, 2 stl, 2 blk

Stephen Curry: 41 pts, 5 reb, 8 ast, 2 stl

James Wiseman: 17 pts, 5 reb

GAME 4: WARRIORS WIN 133-125 (2-2)

Stephen Curry: 36 pts, 2 reb, 6 ast, 2 stl

Andrew Wiggins: 26 pts, 3 ast, 1 stl

Klay Thompson: 19 pts, 2 reb, 6 ast

Kevin Durant: 28 pts, 10 reb, 8 ast

Paul Millsap: 19 pts, 10 reb, 3 stl

GAME 5: WARRIORS WIN 124-120 (3-2)

Stephen Curry: 48 pts, 4 ast, 4 stl, 7 3pt

Miles Bridges: 23 pts, 4 reb, 6 ast

Draymond Green: 6 pts, 14 reb, 9 ast

Kyrie Irving: 28 pts, 3 reb, 7 ast

James Harden: 23 pts, 13 reb, 13 ast

Kevin Durant: 23 pts, 10 reb, 5 ast, 3 blk

GAME 6: WARRIORS WIN 137-113 (4-2)

Stephen Curry: 51 pts, 10 reb, 3 ast, 11 3pt (TIED 2ND ALL-TIME FOR 3-POINTERS MADE IN A PLAYOFF GAME)

Klay Thompson: 34 pts, 4 reb, 2 stl, 1 blk

Andrew Wiggins: 17 pts, 8 reb, 4 ast, 2 blk

Draymond Green: 11 pts, 5 reb, 11 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk

Kevin Durant: 35 pts, 14 reb, 6 ast, 2 blk

Paul Millsap: 14 pts, 8 reb

Kyrie Irving: 10 pts, 15 ast

๐Ÿ†THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIRORS ARE THE 2022 ๐Ÿ†NBA CHAMPIONS

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๐Ÿ…2022 NBA FINALS MVP: STEPHEN CURRY๐Ÿ…

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The 2021-2022 NBA season comes to an end with the Golden State Warriors taking home another NBA Championship.

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