'11-12 Predictions: West champs

Originally Published: December 23, 2011

Russell Westbrook and Kevin DurantAndrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesWill the Thunder ultimately accept plaudits for unseating the champs? Our panel says yes.

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Atlantic | Central | Southeast | Northwest | Southwest | Pacific | East | West | NBA champ

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Rookie of the Year | Coach of the Year | Defense POY | Sixth Man | Most Improved | MVP