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2016-17 NBA GM Survey Results


    The annual NBA GM survey results are in and there are some interesting results in this one. The survey is made up of 48 questions, and GM’s cannot vote for players or coaches on their own team.

    Every GM in the league thinks that the Warriors and Cavs will end up in the 2017 NBA Finals, with majority picking the Warriors to win it all this time. The GM’s also think that LeBron James will be reclaim his MVP award, beating out Russell Westbrook.

    The leagues decision makers are high on the Timberwolves and their star forward Karl-Anthony Towns. Almost 50 percent of the GM’s pick Towns as the player that they would start a franchise with today. Stephen Curry beats out Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving as the best point guard in the league on this survey. Check out the full results ia NBA.com:

    Which team will win the 2017 NBA Finals?

    1. Golden State Warriors – 69.0%
    2. Cleveland Cavaliers – 31.0%

    Who will win the 2016-17 MVP?

    1. LeBron James, Cleveland – 46.7%
    2. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City – 23.3%
    T-3. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 10.0%
    James Harden, Houston – 10.0%
    5. Kevin Durant, Golden State – 6.7%
    6. Paul George, Indiana – 3.3%

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

    1. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota – 48.3%
    2. Kevin Durant, Golden State – 20.7%
    3. LeBron James, Cleveland – 17.2%

    Which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2016-17?

    1. Devin Booker, Phoenix – 31.0%
    2. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota – 13.8%
    3. Myles Turner, Indiana – 10.3%
    T-4. D’Angelo Russell, Los Angeles Lakers – 6.9%
    Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota – 6.9%

    Who is the best point guard in the NBA?

    1. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 63.3%
    2. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers – 20.0%
    3. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City – 10.0%
    4. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland – 6.7%

    Which team made the best overall moves this offseason?

    1. Golden State Warriors – 83.3%
    T-2. Indiana Pacers – 6.3%
    Utah Jazz – 6.3%
    4. Boston Celtics – 3.3%

    Which team will be the most improved in 2016-17?

    1. Minnesota Timberwolves – 56.7%
    2. Utah Jazz – 23.3%
    3. New York Knicks – 10.0%

    Who will win the 2016-17 Rookie of the Year?

    1.Kris Dunn, Minnesota – 46.7%
    T-2. Buddy Hield, New Orleans – 13.3%
    Ben Simmons, Philadelphia – 13.3%
    T-4. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia – 10.0%
    Brandon Ingram, Los Angeles Lakers – 10.0%

    Who is the best international player in the NBA?

    1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 27.6%
    2. Marc Gasol, Memphis – 24.1%
    3. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas – 22.4%
    4. Kristaps Porzingis, New York – 12.1%
    5. Pau Gasol, San Antonio – 6.9%

    Who is the best defensive player in the NBA?

    1. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio – 66.7%
    2. LeBron James, Cleveland – 10.0%
    T-3. Avery Bradley, Boston – 6.7%
    Draymond Green, Golden State – 6.7%
    DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers – 6.7%
    6. Hassan Whiteside, Miami – 3.3%

    Who is the best head coach in the NBA?

    1. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio – 83.3%
    2. Rick Carlisle, Dallas – 13.3%
    3. Brad Stevens, Boston – 3.3%

    Which player is the best leader?

    1. LeBron James, Cleveland – 57.1%
    2. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers – 14.3%
    T-3. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 10.7%
    Draymond Green, Golden State – 10.7%

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