MVP, Rookie of the Year, All-NBA, All-Star rankings

January 19, 2018 . ...Let's start with MVP. The current Hoop Obsession standings are:

  1. LeBron James 1351
  2. Giannis Antetokounmpo 1272
  3. DeMarcus Cousins 1230
  4. Russell Westbrook 1152
  5. Karl Anthony Towns 1119

Rookie of the Year...

  1. Ben Simmons 875
  2. Jayson Tatum 660
  3. Kyle Kuzma 627
  4. Lauri Markkanen 604
  5. Donovan Mitchell 597

All NBA: (highest ranked player at each position)

First Team: Russell Westbrook 1152, James Harden 1097, LeBron James 1351, Giannis Antetokounmpo 1272, DeMarcus Cousins 1230.

Second Team: Ben Simmons 875, DeMar DeRozan 939, Kevin Durant 931, Anthony Davis 1089, Karl-Anthony Towns 1119.

Third Team: Kyrie Irving 853, Victor Oladipo 847, Jimmy Butler 893, LaMarcus Aldridge 906, Andre Drummond 1037

All-Star Teams

East: The NBA named the East starters as: Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Joel Embiid.

Hoop Obsession NBA All-Star East reserves: Andre Drummond, Kevin Love, Ben Simmons, Victor Oladipo, Bradley Beal, Khris Middleton, and Al Horford.

Analysis: Middleton will most likely not make it. If he played in New York, the hype machine would be in full gear. Look for Kristaps Porzingis and John Wall to take two of the spots above.

West: The NBA named the West starters as: Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, and DeMarcus Cousins.

Hoop Obsession NBA All-Star West reserves: Russell Westbrook, Karl Anthony Towns, DeAndre Jordan, LaMarcus Aldridge, Jimmy Butler, Tyreke Evans, and Damian Lillard.

Analysis: There is virtually zero chance that Tyreke Evans makes it. DeAndre Jordan will probably be overlooked as well. Paul George and Draymond Green are likely to be All-Stars.