RealGM's writers each predict the entire NBA Playoffs and explain their picks to win the championship.
Looking at the percentile rankings for every team in the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate.
DraftKings is offering RealGM readers access to a free fantasy basketball contest on Saturday for the first day of the playoffs with $65,000 in prizes.
Awards season can be both fun and frustrating because it creates some intriguing intellectual exercises but the overall structure leads to some deserving individuals not getting the accolades they deserve.
In this alternative scenario, the top 16 teams make it regardless of conference and the top half of teams can choose their opponents among the bottom half, selecting in order of record.