Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 10/22/13
Every year NBA.com quietly sends out a survey to all 30 GM’s in the NBA asking them the important questions sports fans want to know. Those 30 GM’s responded to 56 different questions about the best teams, players, coaches, fans, and offseason moves around the league. They were not permitted to vote for their own team or personnel. Percentages were rounded up and based on the pool of respondents to each question of the survey, rather than all 30 GMs. Here are some of those more important predictions and votes with my opinion in red: 2014 NBA Champions? 1. Miami — 75.9% 2. Indiana and San Antonio — 6.9% Also receiving votes: Chicago, L.A. Clippers, Oklahoma City Glenn: Chicago Eastern Conference Champions? 1. Miami — 86.2% 2. Indiana — 10.3% 3. Chicago — 3.4% Glenn: Chicago Western Conference Champions? 1. San Antonio — 40.0% 2. Oklahoma City — 36.7% 3. L.A. Clippers — 20.0% 4. Houston — 3.3% Glenn: Clippers 2013-14 NBA MVP? 1. LeBron James, Miami — 69.0% 2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 24.1% Also receiving votes: Carmelo Anthony, New York; Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers Glenn: Chris Paul Who Would NBA GM’s Start Franchise With? 1. LeBron James, Miami — 89.7% 2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 6.9% 3. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland — 3.4% Glenn: LeBron James Which Player Forces The Most Adjustments? 1. LeBron James, Miami — 66.7% 2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 13.3% 3. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers — 10.0% Also receiving votes: Stephen Curry, Golden State; Tony Parker, San Antonio; Derrick Rose, Chicago Glenn: LeBron James Breakout Player 2013-14? 1. Anthony Davis, New Orleans — 27.6% 2. Andre Drummond , Detroit — 10.3% 3. Derrick Favors, Utah; Paul George, Indiana; Reggie Jackson, Oklahoma City — 6.9% Glenn: Anthony Davis Best Point Guard In NBA? 1. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers — 70.0% 2. Derrick Rose, Chicago — 20.0% 3. Tony Parker, San Antonio — 10.0% Last year: Chris Paul — 69.0% Glenn: Derrick Rose Best Shooting Guard In NBA? 1. James Harden, Houston — 56.7% 2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers — 20.0% 3. Stephen Curry, Golden State; Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City; Paul George, Indiana — 6.7% 6. Dwyane Wade, Miami — 3.3% Glenn: Kobe Bryant Best Small Forward In NBA? 1. LeBron James, Miami — 86.7% 2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 13.3% Last year: LeBron James — 73.3% Glenn: Kevin Durant Best Power Forward In NBA? 1. Tim Duncan, San Antonio — 31.0% 2. Kevin Love, Minnesota — 27.6% 3. LeBron James, Miami — 13.8% 4. LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland; Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers — 6.9% Glenn: Kevin Love Best Center In NBA? 1. Dwight Howard, Houston — 65.5% 2. Marc Gasol, Memphis — 20.7% 3. Tim Duncan, San Antonio — 10.3% 4. Roy Hibbert, Indiana — 3.4% Last year: Dwight Howard — 93.3% Glenn: Marc Gasol 2013-14 NBA Rookie Of The Year? 1. Victor Oladipo, Orlando — 40.0% 2. Cody Zeller, Charlotte — 13.3% 3. Anthony Bennett, Cleveland; Ben McLemore, Sacramento — 10.0% 5. Kelly Olynyk, Boston — 6.7% Glenn: Michael Carter-Williams Best Defensive Player In NBA? 1. Dwight Howard, Houston — 34.5% 2. LeBron James, Miami — 27.6% 3. Tony Allen, Memphis — 13.8% 4. Andre Iguodala, Golden State — 6.9% Glenn: Kawhi Leonard Toughest Player In NBA? 1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers — 31.0% 2. David West, Indiana — 13.8% 3. Nick Collison, Oklahoma City; Kenneth Faried, Denver; Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn — 6.9% Also receiving votes: Tony Allen, Memphis; Matt Barnes, L.A. Clippers; Reggie Evans, Brooklyn; Udonis Haslem, Miami; LeBron James, Miami; Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio; Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers; Nikola Pekovic, Minnesota; Zach Randolph, Memphis; Metta World Peace, New York Last year: Kobe Bryant — 26.7% Glenn; Kobe Bryant Player You Want Taking Shot With Game On The Line? 1. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 39.3% 2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers — 32.1% 3. Carmelo Anthony, New York; LeBron James, Miami — 7.1% Also receiving votes: Ray Allen, Miami; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas; Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers Last year: Kevin Durant — 46.7% Glenn: Kobe Bryant  
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