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The NBA’s annual GM survey results came in yesterday and over 50 percent of the GM’s are picking the Cleveland Cavaliers to the win the NBA title in 2015-16.
With LeBron James playing arguably the best ball of his career, an undermanned Cavs squad was two wins away from winning the whole thing this past year but the Warriors turned out to be just way too much to handle for James.
With Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving returning and the additions of Mo Williams and Richard Jefferson, the Cavs shouldn’t have a hard time winning the Eastern Conference if everyone can stay healthy.
Only 17.9 percent of the GM’s picked the Golden State Warriors to repeat as NBA Champions. Very interesting considering they were the best statistical team since the 96-97 Chicago Bulls.
According to the GM’s the Cavs and Spurs will play each other in the 2016 NBA Finals.
> Which team will win the 2016 NBA Finals?
1. Cleveland — 53.6%
2. San Antonio — 25.0%
3. Golden State — 17.9%
4. Oklahoma City — 3.6%
Last year: San Antonio — 46.2%
The league’s general managers seem to agree that the Warriors aren’t a budding dynasty. Only 17.9 percent of GMs pick the Warriors to repeat as champions, the third lowest percentage for a defending champion in the 13-year history of the NBA.com GM Survey.
The league’s decision makers have picked the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their first ever NBA championship and LeBron James to win his fifth MVP award.