Results from 2015-16 GM Survey

Courtesy of NBA.com

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%

Who will win the 2015-16 MVP?
1. LeBron James, Cleveland — 39.3%
2. Anthony Davis, New Orleans — 25.0%
3.Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 10.7%
James Harden, Houston — 10.7%
5. Stephen Curry, Golden State — 7.1%
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City — 7.1%
Last year: LeBron James — 67.9%

If you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the NBA, who would it be?
1. Anthony Davis, New Orleans — 86.2%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 6.9%
LeBron James, Cleveland — 6.9%
Last year: LeBron James — 50.0%

Who is the best point guard in the NBA?
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State — 55.2%
2. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers — 24.1%
3. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City — 17.2%
4. Mike Conley, Memphis — 3.4%
Last year: Chris Paul — 71.4%

Who is the best shooting guard in the NBA?
1. James Harden, Houston — 79.3%
2.Klay Thompson, Golden State — 10.3%
Also receiving votes:Jimmy Butler, Chicago; Stephen Curry, Golden State; Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City
Last year: James Harden — 63.0%

Who is the best small forward in the NBA?
1. LeBron James, Cleveland — 89.3%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 8.9%
3. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio — 1.8%
Last year: LeBron James — 75.0%

Who is the best power forward in the NBA?
1. Anthony Davis, New Orleans — 82.1%
2. Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers — 7.1%
LeBron James, Cleveland — 7.1%
4. LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio — 3.6%
Last year: LaMarcus Aldridge & Blake Griffin — 25.0%

Who is the best center in the NBA?
1.Marc Gasol, Memphis — 65.5%
2. DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento — 13.8%
3. Anthony Davis, New Orleans — 6.9%
Tim Duncan, San Antonio — 6.9%
DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers — 6.9%
Last year: Dwight Howard — 42.9%

Which team made the best overall moves this offseason?
1. San Antonio — 79.3%
2. Houston — 6.9%
L.A. Clippers — 6.9%
Also receiving votes: L.A. Lakers, Portland
Last year: Cleveland — 89.3%

Which one player acquisition will make the biggest impact?
1. LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio — 79.3%
2. Ty Lawson, Houston — 10.3%
3. Greg Monroe, Milwaukee — 6.9%
4. DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers — 3.4%
Last year: LeBron James — 96.3%

What was the most underrated player acquisition?
1. Ty Lawson, Houston — 10.3%
Paul Pierce, L.A. Clippers — 10.3%
David West, San Antonio — 10.3%
4.Amir Johnson, Boston — 6.9%
David Lee, Boston — 6.9%
Greg Monroe, Milwaukee — 6.9%

Who will win the 2015-16 Rookie of the Year?
1. Jahlil Okafor, Philadelphia — 44.8%
2. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota — 34.5%
3.Emmanuel Mudiay, Denver — 13.8%
Also receiving votes: D’Angelo Russell, L.A. Lakers; Myles Turner, Indiana
Last year: Jabari Parker — 75.0%

Which rookie will be the best player in five years?
1. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota — 62.1%
2. Emmanuel Mudiay, Denver — 10.3%
Jahlil Okafor, Philadelphia — 10.3%
D’Angelo Russell, L.A. Lakers — 10.3%
Also receiving votes:Kristaps Porzingis, New York; Myles Turner, Indiana
Last year: Jabari Parker — 35.7%

Which rookie was the biggest steal at where he was selected in the Draft?
1. Justise Winslow (10), Miami — 31.0%
2.Bobby Portis (22), Chicago — 24.1%
3. Emmanuel Mudiay (7), Denver — 20.7%
4. Myles Turner (11), Indiana — 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Devin Booker (13), Phoenix; Stanley Johnson (8), Detroit; Kevon Looney (30), Golden State; Jahlil Okafor (3), Philadelphia; Norman Powell (46), Toronto
Last year: Rodney Hood — 17.9%

Who is the best international player in the NBA?
1. Marc Gasol, Memphis — 62.1%
2.Pau Gasol, Chicago — 17.2%
3.Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas — 10.3%
4.Tony Parker, San Antonio — 6.9%
5.Goran Dragic, Miami — 3.4%
Last year: Dirk Nowitzki — 53.6%

Who is the best international player NOT in the NBA?
1. Dario Saric — 28.6%
2. Milos Teodosic — 21.4%
3. Sergio Llull — 14.3%
4. Dragan Bender — 10.7%
Rudy Fernandez — 10.7%
Also receiving votes: Zoran Dragic, Sergio Rodriguez, Ben Simmons, Jan Vesely
Last year: Rudy Fernandez & Dario Saric — 32.0%

What country is most likely to challenge the U.S. for an Olympic or World Cup gold medal in the next 10 years?
1. Spain — 34.5%
2. Canada — 32.8%
3. France — 19.0%
4. Croatia — 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Lithuania, Serbia
Last year: N/A

Who is the best defensive player in the NBA?
1. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio — 27.6%
2. Anthony Davis, New Orleans — 17.2%
3. LeBron James, Cleveland — 13.8%
4.Tony Allen, Memphis — 10.3%
5. Draymond Green, Golden State — 6.9%
DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers — 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Marc Gasol, Memphis; Rudy Gobert, Utah; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City; Andre Iguodala, Golden State
Last year: Joakim Noah — 35.7%

Who is the best perimeter defender in the NBA?
1. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio — 44.8%
2. Tony Allen, Memphis — 17.2%
3. Jimmy Butler, Chicago — 10.3%
LeBron James, Cleveland — 10.3%
Also receiving votes: DeMarre Carroll, Toronto; Andre Iguodala, Golden State; Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers; Klay Thompson, Golden State; Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City
Last year: LeBron James — 25.0 %

Who is the best interior defender in the NBA?
1. Marc Gasol, Memphis — 27.6%
2. Anthony Davis, New Orleans — 17.2%
DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers — 17.2%
4. Rudy Gobert, Utah — 10.3%
5. Dwight Howard, Houston — 6.9%
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City — 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Roy Hibbert, L.A. Lakers; Timofey Mozgov, Cleveland; Joakim Noah, Chicago
Last year: Joakim Noah — 39.3%

Which is the best defensive team in the NBA?
1. Golden State — 58.6%
2. Memphis — 34.5%
Also receiving votes: Chicago, Cleveland
Last year: Chicago — 85.7%

Who is the best head coach in the NBA?
1. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio — 93.1%
Also receiving votes: Mike Budenholzer, Atlanta; Steve Kerr, Golden State
Last year: Gregg Popovich — 92.9%

Which head coach is the best manager/motivator of people?
1. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio — 48.3%
2. Doc Rivers, L.A. Clippers — 31.0%
3. Steve Kerr, Golden State — 13.8%
Also receiving votes: Brett Brown, Philadelphia; Erik Spoelstra, Miami
Last year: Gregg Popovich — 57.1%

Which head coach makes the best in-game adjustments?
1. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio — 37.9%
2. Rick Carlisle, Dallas — 31.0%
3. Steve Kerr, Golden State — 10.3%
4. Jason Kidd, Milwaukee — 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Steve Clifford, Charlotte; Erik Spoelstra, Miami; Brad Stevens, Boston; Stan Van Gundy, Detroit
Last year: Gregg Popovich –46.4%

Which head coach runs the best offense?
1. Steve Kerr, Golden State — 58.6%
2. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio — 27.6%
3. Mike Budenholzer, Atlanta — 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Rick Carlisle, Dallas; Brad Stevens, Boston
Last year: Gregg Popovich — 77.8%

Which head coach has the best defensive schemes?
1. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio — 31.0%
2. Dave Joerger, Memphis — 27.6%
3. Steve Kerr, Golden State — 13.8%
4. Steve Clifford, Charlotte — 6.9%
Jason Kidd, Milwaukee — 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Brad Stevens, Boston; Tom Thibodeau; Stan Van Gundy, Detroit; Frank Vogel, Indiana
Last year: Tom Thibodeau — 92.9%

Which new (or relocated) coach will make the biggest impact this season?
1. Alvin Gentry, New Orleans — 32.1%
2. Billy Donovan, Oklahoma City — 28.6%
3. Fred Hoiberg, Chicago — 17.9%
4. Scott Skiles, Orlando — 10.7%
5. George Karl, Sacramento — 7.1%
6. Mike Malone, Denver — 3.6%
Last year: N/A

Who is the best assistant coach in the NBA?
1. Ron Adams, Golden State — 24.1%
2. Tyronn Lue, Cleveland — 20.4%
3. Ettore Messina, San Antonio — 11.1%
Also receiving votes: J.B. Bickerstaff, Houston; Jim Boylen, Chicago; Dan Burke, Indiana; Lawrence Frank, L.A. Clippers; Tim Grgurich; Adrian Griffin, Orlando; Melvin Hunt, Dallas; Nate McMillan, Indiana; Micah Nori, Denver; Nick Nurse, Toronto; Monty Williams, Oklahoma City; Mike Woodson, L.A. Clippers
Last year: Alvin Gentry — 17.9%

Which active player will make the best head coach someday?
1. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers — 25.0%
2. Mike Conley, Memphis — 14.3%
3.Steve Blake, Detroit — 12.5%
4. Andre Miller, Minnesota — 7.1%
5.Jarrett Jack, Brooklyn — 5.4%
Also receiving votes: Caron Butler, Sacramento; Jared Dudley, Washington; Willie Green; Kirk Hinrich, Chicago; Jameer Nelson, Denver; Pablo Prigioni, L.A. Clippers; J.J. Redick, L.A. Clippers; Luis Scola, Toronto; Garrett Temple, Washington; David West, San Antonio
Last year: Chris Paul — 24.0%

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