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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:39 am    Post subject: 2020-21 Annual GM Survey: Lakers Predicted to Repeat

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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%

Who will win the 2020-21 Kia MVP?
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 32%
2. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 21%
3. Anthony Davis, L.A. Lakers – 18%
LeBron James, L.A. Lakers – 18%
5. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn – 7%
6. Nikola Jokic, Denver – 4%
> Last year: Giannis Antetokounmpo – 52%

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%

Which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2020-21?
1. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City – 15%
Michael Porter Jr., Denver – 15%
3. De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento – 12%
4. Devin Booker, Phoenix – 8%
Zion Williamson, New Orleans – 8%
> Also receiving votes: Deandre Ayton, Phoenix; Bol Bol, Denver; Mikal Bridges, Phoenix; Luka Doncic, Dallas; Kevin Durant, Brooklyn; Gordon Hayward, Charlotte; Tyler Herro, Miami; Lauri Markkanen, Chicago; Ja Morant, Memphis; Jamal Murray, Denver; Jayson Tatum, Boston
> Last year: De’Aaron Fox – 19%

Who is the best point guard in the NBA?
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 30%
2. Damian Lillard, Portland – 22%
3. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 19%
4. Chris Paul, Phoenix – 15%
5. LeBron James, L.A. Lakers – 11%
6. James Harden, Houston – 4%
> Last year: Stephen Curry – 90%

Who is the best shooting guard in the NBA?
1. James Harden, Houston – 68%
2. Bradley Beal, Washington – 11%
Luka Doncic, Dallas – 11%
4. Jimmy Butler, Miami – 7%
5. Devin Booker, Phoenix – 4%
> Last year: James Harden – 86%

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%

Who is the best international player in the NBA?
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee –68%
2. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 29%
3. Nikola Jokic, Denver – 4%
> Last year: Giannis Antetokounmpo – 79%

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%

Which one player acquisition will make the biggest impact?
1. Chris Paul, Phoenix – 44%
2. Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee – 33%
3. Serge Ibaka, LA Clippers – 7%
> Also receiving votes: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Atlanta; Kevin Durant, Brooklyn; Gordon Hayward, Charlotte; Russell Westbrook, Washington
> Last year: Kawhi Leonard – 67%

What was the most underrated player acquisition?
1. Serge Ibaka, LA Clippers – 15%
2. Steven Adams, New Orleans – 11%
Robert Covington, Portland – 11%
4. Seth Curry, Philadelphia – 6%
> Also receiving votes: Nicolas Batum, LA Clippers; Bogdan Bogdanovic, Atlanta; DeMarcus Cousins, Houston; Kris Dunn, Atlanta; Derrick Favors, Utah; Marc Gasol, L.A. Lakers; Montrezl Harrell, L.A. Lakers; Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee; Derrick Jones Jr., Portland; Luke Kennard, LA Clippers; Kelly Oubre Jr., Golden State; Josh Richardson, Dallas; Rajon Rondo, Atlanta; Dennis Schroder, L.A. Lakers; Tristan Thompson, Boston; John Wall, Houston
> Last year: Mike Conley – 36%

What was the most surprising move of the offseason?
1. Gordon Hayward to Charlotte – 54%
2. John Wall-Russell Westbrook trade – 18%
3. Jerami Grant to Detroit – 11%
4. Montrezl Harrell to the Lakers – 7%
Also receiving votes: Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka leaving Toronto; Jrue Holiday to Milwaukee; Chris Paul to Phoenix
Last year: Paul George to LA Clippers – 52%



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:45 am    Post subject:

Thing that stood out to me most was LeBron being named top 5 at 3 different positions.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:05 am    Post subject:

Why is AD only at 7% for any player to start a franchise around?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:53 am    Post subject:

Imo SGA breaks out. Good thing he’s on OKC now.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:59 am    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
Thing that stood out to me most was LeBron being named top 5 at 3 different positions.


So were Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic. Just shows how positionless the league has become.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:59 am    Post subject:

Best PG: THT

These GMs are dumb
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:07 am    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
Why is AD only at 7% for any player to start a franchise around?


Pretty simple.

13 of 30 GMs would take Giannis first.
13 of 30 GMs would take Luka first.
2 of 30 GMs would have AD first.
1 of 30 GMs would take Lebron first.
1 of 30 GMs would take Williamson first.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:21 am    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
Why is AD only at 7% for any player to start a franchise around?


In this era of the NBA, I wouldn't pick him to start a franchise. That is basically what the Pelicans did (though it was a reboot, not a fresh start). It got them nowhere. Davis is the kind of player who needs an alpha dog on the roster.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:48 am    Post subject:

"What was the most underrated player acquisition?"

The fact that Christian Wood isn't one of the dozen names listed in the poll responses tells me that Houston snagging him is the most underrated player acquisition.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:56 pm    Post subject:

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CandyCanes wrote:
Why is AD only at 7% for any player to start a franchise around?


In this era of the NBA, I wouldn't pick him to start a franchise. That is basically what the Pelicans did (though it was a reboot, not a fresh start). It got them nowhere. Davis is the kind of player who needs an alpha dog on the roster.


That, and Giannis and Luka are both much younger than him.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:10 pm    Post subject:

I would honestly take Luka to start a franchise. Can dish, can score, is a leader, he's everything you want

AD does best with a great facilitator on the floor. Luka is that. You get Luka first and build around him, then bring AD in
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activeverb wrote:
Aeneas Hunter wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Why is AD only at 7% for any player to start a franchise around?


In this era of the NBA, I wouldn't pick him to start a franchise. That is basically what the Pelicans did (though it was a reboot, not a fresh start). It got them nowhere. Davis is the kind of player who needs an alpha dog on the roster.


That, and Giannis and Luka are both much younger than him.


Davis is only 9 months older than Giannis.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:24 pm    Post subject:

Who picked LeBron to start a franchise lol, Pelinka stayed true
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:59 pm    Post subject: Re: 2020-21 Annual GM Survey: Lakers Predicted to Repeat

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Which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2020-21?
1. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City – 15%
Michael Porter Jr., Denver – 15%
3. De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento – 12%
4. Devin Booker, Phoenix – 8%
Zion Williamson, New Orleans – 8%
> Also receiving votes: Deandre Ayton, Phoenix; Bol Bol, Denver; Mikal Bridges, Phoenix; Luka Doncic, Dallas; Kevin Durant, Brooklyn; Gordon Hayward, Charlotte; Tyler Herro, Miami; Lauri Markkanen, Chicago; Ja Morant, Memphis; Jamal Murray, Denver; Jayson Tatum, Boston
> Last year: De’Aaron Fox – 19%

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No THT?

I wonder that if they did the voting today--instead of probably a couple of weeks ago--whether it would come out the same way.

Who voted for Durant and Tatum?
Considering what those two have done previously, it would be almost impossible to do enough to have a breakout season in 2020-21.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:39 pm    Post subject:

activeverb wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Why is AD only at 7% for any player to start a franchise around?


Pretty simple.

13 of 30 GMs would take Giannis first.
13 of 30 GMs would take Luka first.
2 of 30 GMs would have AD first.
1 of 30 GMs would take Lebron first.
1 of 30 GMs would take Williamson first.


I would take AD over Luka but not over Giannis. You want to start a franchise with a two way player. Luka is young and amazing but he a big negative as a defender.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:56 pm    Post subject:

ducasse wrote:
activeverb wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Why is AD only at 7% for any player to start a franchise around?


Pretty simple.

13 of 30 GMs would take Giannis first.
13 of 30 GMs would take Luka first.
2 of 30 GMs would have AD first.
1 of 30 GMs would take Lebron first.
1 of 30 GMs would take Williamson first.


I would take AD over Luka but not over Giannis. You want to start a franchise with a two way player. Luka is young and amazing but he a big negative as a defender.


Has Giannis learned how to shoot the basketball yet?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:47 pm    Post subject:

If you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the NBA, who would it be?
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 43%
2. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 43%
3. Anthony Davis, L.A. Lakers – 7%


Wait until these GM's see that AD was draining threes like Curry today. AD is literally the most complete player because he's the best defender and he could be the best scorer as well.

That's a big disrespect for AD or these GM are not very informed if they put Luka before AD. Luka can run an offense but he's far from being a top defender. He's not gonna do enough to elevate a team to championship contender. You need the complete package. His lack of defensive prowess will prevent the Mavs from being an elite team.

I know Luka is young but so is AD. 21 years old versus 27 years old. I have a hard time believing that 43% of the GM would actually pick Luka over AD if given the choice.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:50 pm    Post subject:

Giannis is incredibly overrated

Luka is not. That guys F’ing unreal lol

He’s gonna be the best player in basketball 2 years from now
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:02 pm    Post subject:

LastStand 2.0 wrote:
Giannis is incredibly overrated

Luka is not. That guys F’ing unreal lol

He’s gonna be the best player in basketball 2 years from now


I know he can pass and shoot but he's like a Lebron minus the defense. I'm not sure if he could contribute enough plus/minus to help his team become a championship contender. Giannis is very overrated because he plays in the Eastern Conference as well. Not sure what people see in him to vote him the MVP. Bucks almost advanced to ECF without him.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:51 pm    Post subject:

LastStand 2.0 wrote:
Giannis is incredibly overrated

Luka is not. That guys F’ing unreal lol

He’s gonna be the best player in basketball 2 years from now


Can't believe 4 teams passed on him. He is truly amazing..loved his series vs the Flippers.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:01 pm    Post subject:

19% of GM’s think the Lakers won’t win??
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:24 pm    Post subject:

Giannis is a great regular season player
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