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2008, March 16: Rose Report – Volume #9

June 24, 2008

2007-08 AWARD WINNERS:

MVP – Lebron James.

Most Improved – Rajon Rondo.

Sixth Man – Manu Ginobili.

Coach of the Year – Doc Rivers.

Defensive Player of the Year – Kevin Garnett.

RANKINGS:

#1 – Houston: 22 game winning streak is the second best of all time.

#2 – Boston: Rondo is the NBA’s most improved player.

#3 – Detroit: Hayes, Stuckey and Maxiell lead the bench.

#4 – LA Lakers: Will need Gasol and Bynum healthy to contend.

#5 – New Orleans: Peja is still one of the top shooters in the league.

#6 – San Antonio: Defense and rebounding keeps this team in the mix.

#7 – Phoenix: Will need Diaw to attack the basket on offense.

#8 – Dallas: Avery Johnson will make sure this team will finish strong.

#9 – Utah: Sloan is the longest tenured coach with one team in the NBA.

#10 – Golden State: Ellis is one of the best percentage scorers in the game.

#11 – Orlando: Will need to develop bench production for a strong playoff run.

#12 – Denver: 9th place in the West.

#13 – Cleveland: Has the most frontcourt depth in the league.

#14 – Toronto: Calderon leads the league in assist/turnover ratio.

#15 – Philadelphia: Has a good shot to make the East playoffs.