Taking on the NBA GM Survey

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Richard Mackson-US Presswire

 

On October 22, all thirty of the NBA‘s general managers released their results in the annual preseason NBA GM survey.  The survey contains fifty-seven questions.  Below are all of the questions, with answers provided by Rant Sports’ Dave Hilts.

PREDICTIONS

Which team will win the 2013 NBA Finals?

Los Angeles Lakers

 Which team will win the Eastern Conference?

Miami Heat

 Which team will win the Western Conference?

Los Angeles Lakers

Which team will win the Atlantic Division?

Brooklyn Nets

Which team will win the Central Division?

Indiana Pacers

Which team will win the Southeast Division?

Miami Heat

Which team will win the Southwest Division?

San Antonio Spurs

Which team will win the Northwest Division?

Oklahoma City Thunder

Which team will win the Pacific Division?

Los Angeles Lakers

PLAYERS

 Who will win the 2012-13 MVP?

Kevin Durant

If you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the NBA, who would it be?

Kevin Durant

Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments?

Dwight Howard

 Which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2012-13?

Nicolas Batum

Who is the best point guard in the NBA?

Deron Williams

 Who is the best shooting guard in the NBA?

Kobe Bryant

Who is the best small forward in the NBA?

Kevin Durant

Who is the best power forward in the NBA?

Kevin Love

Who is the best center in the NBA?

Dwight Howard

OFFSEASON MOVES

 Which team made the best overall moves this offseason?

Los Angeles Lakers

Which one player acquisition will make the biggest impact?

Dwight Howard

What was the most underrated player acquisition?

Andre Iguodala

Which team will be most improved in 2012-13?

Brooklyn Nets

What was the most surprising move of the offseason?

Ray Allen to the Miami Heat

ROOKIES & INTERNATIONAL

 Who will win 2012-13 Rookie of the Year?

Damian Lillard

Which rookie will be the best player in five years?

Damian Lillard

Which rookie is the most athletic?

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Which rookie is most likely to be a “sleeper” success?

Terrence Ross

Who is the best international player in the NBA?

Steve Nash

Which international player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2012-13?

Goran Dragic

 Who is the best international player NOT in the NBA?

Rudy Fernandez

 DEFENSE

Who is the best defensive player in the NBA?

LeBron James

Who is the best perimeter defender in the NBA?

LeBron James

Who is the best interior defender in the NBA?

Tyson Chandler

Which is the best defensive team in the NBA?

Miami Heat

COACHES

Who is the best head coach in the NBA?

Gregg Popovich

Which head coach is the best manager/motivator of people?

George Karl

Which head coach makes the best in-game adjustments?

Gregg Popovich

Which head coach runs the best offense?

George Karl

Which head coach has the best defensive schemes?

Doug Collins

Who is the best assistant coach in the NBA?

Brian Shaw

Which active player will make the best head coach someday?

Steve Nash

MISCELLANEOUS

Which team is the most fun to watch?

Oklahoma City Thunder

Which team has the best home-court advantage?

Portland Trailblazers

Which player is the most athletic?

LeBron James

Which player is the best pure shooter?

Ray Allen

Which player is the fastest with the ball?

Ty Lawson

Which player is best at moving without the ball?

Ray Allen

Which player is the best at getting his own shot?

Carmelo Anthony

Which player is the best offensive rebounder?

Kevin Love

Which player is the best passer?

Rajon Rondo

Which player is the most dangerous in the open floor?

LeBron James

Which player is the best finisher?

LeBron James

Which player makes the most of limited natural ability?

Steve Novak

Who is the toughest player in the NBA?

Kevin Garnett

Which player is the best leader?

Steve Nash

Which player has the best basketball IQ?

Steve Nash

Which player would you want taking a shot with the game on the line?

Carmelo Anthony

 

- Dave Hilts

 

 

 

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