2020 - 2021 NBA GM Survey: 81% Picked Lakers To Repeat

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  1. The Rock

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    https://www.nba.com/news/2020-21-gmsurvey

    Which team will win the 2021 NBA Finals?
    1. Los Angeles Lakers – 81%
    2. LA Clippers – 11%
    Also receiving votes: Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat
    Last year: LA Clippers – 46%

    If you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the NBA, who would it be?
    1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 43%
    Luka Doncic, Dallas – 43%
    3. Anthony Davis, L.A. Lakers – 7%
    > Also receiving votes: LeBron James, L.A. Lakers; Zion Williamson, New Orleans
    > Last year: Giannis Antetokounmpo – 86%

    Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments?
    1. James Harden, Houston – 32%
    2. LeBron James, L.A. Lakers – 29%
    3. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 11%
    4. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 7%
    Luka Doncic, Dallas – 7%
    Nikola Jokic, Denver – 7%
    > Also receiving votes: Anthony Davis, L.A. Lakers; Damian Lillard, Portland
    > Last year: James Harden – 48%

    Who is the best small forward in the NBA?
    1. LeBron James, L.A. Lakers – 57%
    2. Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers – 25%
    3. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn – 11%
    > Also receiving votes: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee; Luka Doncic, Dallas
    > Last year: Kawhi Leonard – 62%

    Who is the best power forward in the NBA?
    1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 46%
    2. LeBron James, L.A. Lakers – 25%
    3. Anthony Davis, L.A. Lakers – 21%
    4. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn – 7%
    > Last year: Giannis Antetokounmpo – 59%

    Who is the best center in the NBA?
    1. Nikola Jokic, Denver – 50%
    2. Anthony Davis, L.A. Lakers – 43%
    3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 7%
    > Last year: Nikola Jokic – 48%

    Who is the best defensive player in the NBA?
    1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 46%
    2. Anthony Davis, L.A. Lakers – 21%
    3. Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers – 18%
    4. Rudy Gobert, Utah – 7%
    > Also receiving votes: Bam Adebayo, Miami; Jimmy Butler, Miami
    > Last year: Kawhi Leonard – 45%

    Which team made the best overall moves this offseason?
    1. Los Angeles Lakers – 37%
    2. Phoenix Suns – 22%
    3. Oklahoma City Thunder – 15%
    4. Atlanta Hawks – 7%
    Milwaukee Bucks – 7%
    Philadelphia 76ers – 7%
    7. Portland Trail Blazers – 4%
    > Last year: LA Clippers – 82%

    Who is the most versatile player in the NBA?
    1. LeBron James, L.A. Lakers – 61%
    2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 14%
    3. Anthony Davis, L.A. Lakers – 7%
    Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers – 7%
    > Also receiving votes: Luka Doncic, Dallas; Ben Simmons, Philadelphia; Jayson Tatum, Boston
    > Last year: Giannis Antetokounmpo – 46%


    Lots of interesting predictions by GMs. You can check out the rest of the questions here.

    https://www.nba.com/news/2020-21-gmsurvey

    Gents, if we stay health, play smart/hard and impose our style, the title is ours. No team can beat our guys in a 7 game series
     
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    No votes for THT?


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    61% for the arguably the most versatile player to ever play the game? I don't know, man.
     
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    Harden forces the most adjustments for opposing coaches? They probably are referring to the amount of phony foul calls that causes their players to be in foul trouble.
     
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    There are GM’s out there that think Kyrie Irving will make a good head coach on day. What’s he going do, sage cleanse
    them after they lose a game.
     
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    No, he will walk them to the end if the earff until they fall off.
     
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    1. MOST GMs are, relatively, morons
    2. The 18% split between Bron and AD indicates that 36% think a Laker is going to be the MVP. AD and Bron just take votes from each other. Poor Bron.
    3. Giannus winning it 3 times in a row is a clear indication that the award means squat
     

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