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Old 10-22-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Default GM Survey- Heat heavy favourites over Lakers in Finals

Surprised at how many think they will win... That's a huge difference


Which team will win the 2013 NBA Finals?
1. Miami -- 70.0%
2. L.A. Lakers -- 23.3%
3. Oklahoma City -- 6.7%
Last year: Miami -- 74.1%

Which team will win the Eastern Conference?
1. Miami -- 96.7%
2. Boston -- 3.3%
Last year: Miami -- 96.3%

Which team will win the Western Conference?
1. L.A. Lakers -- 60.0%
2. Oklahoma City -- 36.7%
3. Denver -- 3.3%
Last year: Oklahoma City -- 67.9%

Which team will win the Atlantic Division?
1. Boston -- 66.7%
2. Brooklyn and New York -- 13.3%
4. Philadelphia -- 6.7%
Last year: Boston -- 64.3%
Which team will win the Central Division?
1. Indiana -- 80%
2. Chicago -- 20%
Last year: Chicago -- 96.4%

Which team will win the Southeast Division?
1. Miami -- 96.7%
2. Atlanta -- 3.3%
Last year: Miami --96.3%

Which team will win the Southwest Division?
1. San Antonio -- 96.7%
2. Memphis -- 3.3%
Last year: San Antonio -- 63.6%
Which team will win the Northwest Division?
1. Oklahoma City -- 86.7%
2. Denver -- 10.0%
3. Minnesota -- 3.3%
Last year: Oklahoma City -- 71.4%

Which team will win the Pacific Division?
1. L.A. Lakers -- 96.7%
2. L.A. Clippers -- 3.3%
Last year: L.A. Lakers -- 77.8%

PLAYERS

Who will win the 2012-13 MVP?
1. LeBron James, Miami -- 66.7%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 30.0%
3. Carmelo Anthony, New York -- 3.3%
Last year: Kevin Durant -- 66.7%

If you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the NBA, who would it be?
1. LeBron James, Miami -- 80.0%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 16.7%
3. Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers -- 3.3%
Last year: Kevin Durant, LeBron James -- 37.0%
Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments?
1. LeBron James, Miami -- 50.0%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 20.0%
3. Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers -- 16.7%
4. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 6.7%
Also receiving votes: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas; Derrick Rose, Chicago
Last year: Dwight Howard -- 29.6%

Which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2012-13?
1. Klay Thompson, Golden State -- 13.3%
2. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland, and Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio -- 10.0%
4. Paul George, Indiana, and James Harden, Oklahoma City -- 6.7%
Also receiving votes: Nicolas Batum, Portland; Alec Burks, Utah; DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento; Stephen Curry, Golden State; Kenneth Faried, Denver; Taj Gibson, Chicago; Eric Gordon, New Orleans; Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers; Gordon Hayward, Utah; Andre Iguodala, Denver; DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers; Ty Lawson, Denver; JaVale McGee, Denver; Josh Selby, Memphis; Evan Turner, Philadelphia; Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City
Last year: James Harden -- 21.4%

Who is the best point guard in the NBA?
1. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 69.0%
2. Derrick Rose, Chicago -- 20.7%
3. Rajon Rondo, Boston -- 6.9%
4. Tony Parker, San Antonio -- 3.4%
Last year: Derrick Rose -- 59.3%

Who is the best shooting guard in the NBA?
1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers -- 66.7%
2. Dwyane Wade, Miami -- 23.3%
Also receiving votes: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio; James Harden, Oklahoma City
Last year: Kobe Bryant -- 55.6%

Who is the best small forward in the NBA?
1. LeBron James, Miami -- 73.3%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 26.7%
Last year: LeBron James -- 77.8%

Who is the best power forward in the NBA?
1. Kevin Love, Minnesota -- 30.0%
2. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas -- 23.3%
3. LeBron James, Miami -- 16.7%
4. LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland -- 10.0%
5. Kevin Garnett, Boston, and Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers -- 6.7%
Also receiving votes: Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers
Last year: Dirk Nowitzki -- 41.4%

Who is the best center in the NBA?
1. Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers -- 93.3%
2. Andrew Bynum, Philadelphia -- 6.7%
Last year: Dwight Howard -- 96.3

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Old 10-22-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: GM Survey- Heat heavy favourites over Lakers in Finals

i liked this one....

Who is the best perimeter defender in the NBA?


1. Tony Allen, Memphis -- 33.3%
2. LeBron James, Miami -- 26.7%
3. Avery Bradley, Boston, Andre Iguodala, Denver, Rajon Rondo, Boston, Thabo Sefolosha, Oklahoma City -- 6.7%

Also receiving votes: Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers; Eric Gordon, New Orleans; Dahntay Jones, Dallas; Metta World Peace, L.A. Lakers

Last year: Tony Allen -- 26.9%

Tony Allen getting that respect from the GMs but not the media. it happened last year as well
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:23 PM   #3
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Miami should be the favorites. OKC as well. Lakers need the next 4-5 months to learn each other's tendencies and such.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:32 PM   #4
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It is surprising to see how many GMs voted for Miami. They either have some sort of bias against the Lakers / OKC or are underestimating them. But there's not much weight in these type of surveys, nobody knows how the playoffs will end when the season hasn't even started yet.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:40 PM   #5
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Bron is a beast, but it'll be hard for Miami to repeat.

If it does not fit, you must acquit.

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Old 10-22-2012, 02:45 PM   #6
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To me if you discount LA you either think Dwight doesn't fit, or will be hurt, or something. Because if he fits well, everyone is screwed. He makes so much of what they do that much better. Especially with Nash distributing and not the crappy PG's they had. LA was very competitive against OKC and added Nash and Howard and a semblence of a bench and lost only Bynum.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:54 PM   #7
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the fact that 17th year kobe is still above prime d-wade should tell you something


jordan was retired after 13 seasons, then came back for a 14th and 15th and wasnt even a top 10 player

magic johnson was retired after 13 seasons

larry bird was retired after 13 seasons

bill russell was retired after 13 seasons

wilt chamberlain was retired after 14 seasons




so even if you adjusted for kobe coming out of highschool ( 2 years earlier than these other guys )... that would mean all of them still would have been finished by their 15th or 16th seasons


kobe in his 17th is a top 5 player... best SG in the nba over a legendary guy in his prime DWYANE WADE


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Old 10-22-2012, 02:58 PM   #8
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I wonder what GM's see Carmelo as MVP this season
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:59 PM   #9
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It is surprising to see how many GMs voted for Miami. They either have some sort of bias against the Lakers / OKC or are underestimating them. But there's not much weight in these type of surveys, nobody knows how the playoffs will end when the season hasn't even started yet.
They dont have bias against both teams.Lakers is picked to win WC 60%.They are favourites.However miami has gotten stronger too.Actually if they can stay healthy they will be much better this time around.Both bosh and wade had significant injuries at the time.

Again dont get me wrong as i said in another thread,if lakers can somehow put it all together they would be the favourites however at this point against miami they are not favourites.We all know how it all turned upside down for miami in the first year for big three.

Another thing is we all saw how important bench is again and again.Lakers has one of the worst benches in the league.Miami has one of the best.Thats another thing to consider.

As i said earlier miami is heavy favourites to repeat
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:01 PM   #10
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Default Re: GM Survey- Heat heavy favourites over Lakers in Finals

-I wonder which GM picked Atlanta to win the division over Miami. I'd love to give him a call and make a wager with him.

-No GMs voting for Kobe as the best in the league, I am impressed.

-100% of GMs voted LeBron as either the best SF or PF in the league.

-The 4 best perimeter defenders in the NBA are Tony Allen, Avery Bradley, LeBron James, Andre Iguodala. College coaches show their teams clips of only these guys on how to play lockdown perimeter defense.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:04 PM   #11
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I honestly do not see the Heat as being clear favorites to repeat. By all star break I can see the Lakers fully gelling and adjusting to one another. IMO, they are slight favorites considering they have a complete team. Every starter on their team sans Nash has Finals experience. The Heat should behind them, and the Thunder are close behind the Heat.

If I were to randomly assign percentages to my championship favorites they would be...

Lakers- 35%
Heat- 30%
Thunder- 25%
Other- 10%
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-100% of GMs voted LeBron as either the best SF or PF in the league.

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Who is the best small forward in the NBA?
1. LeBron James, Miami -- 73.3%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 26.7%

Who is the best power forward in the NBA?
1. Kevin Love, Minnesota -- 30.0%
2. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas -- 23.3%
3. LeBron James, Miami -- 16.7%
4. LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland -- 10.0%
5. Kevin Garnett, Boston, and Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers -- 6.7%
Also receiving votes: Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers
Last year: Dirk Nowitzki -- 41.4%

Interesting take on what 100% means.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:07 PM   #13
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-I wonder which GM picked Atlanta to win the division over Miami. I'd love to give him a call and make a wager with him.

-No GMs voting for Kobe as the best in the league, I am impressed.

-100% of GMs voted LeBron as either the best SF or PF in the league.

-The 4 best perimeter defenders in the NBA are Tony Allen, Avery Bradley, LeBron James, Andre Iguodala. College coaches show their teams clips of only these guys on how to play lockdown perimeter defense.
Basically Atlanta voted for themselves. As well as the Celtics for Conference winners.
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Interesting take on what 100% means.
73.3 + 16.7 = 100

Which would mean that GMs feel that Lebron is the best at some position whether it's SF or PF..
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73.3 + 16.7 = 100

Which would mean that GMs feel that Lebron is the best at some position whether it's SF or PF..

Interesting take on addition.
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