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2010-11 GM Survey Results: Offseason Moves

Posted Oct 6 2010 10:44AM

This was perhaps the craziest offseason in NBA history, one that shook up the league's landscape and never seemed to end. Even as training camps opened, the NBA's general managers were keeping busy. But they did find time to fill out's ninth annual GM Survey.

Can Phil Jackson pull off his fourth three-peat, or will the new-look Miami Heat win a title in the first year together? Will LeBron James win another MVP award now that he's got a pair of stars around him, or is it Kevin Durant's time? And if you were putting together an NBA franchise, which of the two is the player you'd most like to start with?

Those are just a few of the 60 questions NBA general managers responded to. See how their opinions compare to yours and if they got it right a year ago.

General managers were not permitted to vote for their own team or personnel. Percentages are based on the pool of respondents to each question of the survey, rather than all 30 GMs.

Miami's Big Three
Which team made the best overall moves?
1. Miami 96.4%
2. L.A. Lakers 3.6%
- Last year: San Antonio 71.2%

LeBron James
Which one player acquisition will make the biggest impact?
1. LeBron James, Miami 89.3%
2. Amar'e Stoudemire, New York 7.1%
3. Tyson Chandler, Dallas 3.6%
- Last year: Vince Carter 25.0%

Al Jefferson
What was the most underrated player acquisition?
1. Al Jefferson, Utah 21.4%
2. Steve Blake, L.A. Lakers 14.3%
3. Darren Collison, Indiana 10.7%
4. Carlos Boozer, Chicago 7.1%
4. Mike Miller, Miami 7.1%
4. Anthony Randolph, New York 7.1%
Also receiving votes:
Raymond Felton, New York; Spencer Hawes, Philadelphia; Joe Johnson, Atlanta; Courtney Lee, Houston; David Lee, Golden State; Shaquille O'Neal, Boston; Luke Ridnour, Minnesota; Hedo Turkoglu, Phoenix; John Wall, Washington
- Last year: Anthony Parker 14.3%

Miami Heat
Which team will be most improved in 2010-11?
1. Miami 39.3%
2. New York 14.3%
2. Washington 14.3%
4. L.A. Clippers 10.7%
4. New Jersey 10.7%
6. Philadelphia 7.1%
7. Toronto 3.6%
- Last year: Washington 48.3%

LeBron James
What was the most surprising move of the offseason?
1. LeBron James going to Miami 67.3%
2. Wesley Matthews' contract with Portland 11.5%
Also receiving votes:
Chris Bosh going to Miami, Amir Johnson's contract with Toronto, Jermaine O'Neal signing with Boston, Shaquille O'Neal signing with Boston, Johan Petro's contract with New Jersey, Amar'e Stoudemire going to New York
- Last year: Ron Artest signing with the Lakers 19.2%

photoTrail Blazers vs. Clippers
Blake Griffin scores 23 points, grabs eight rebounds and hands out six assists to lead the Clippers past the visiting Trail Blazers, 102-87.
photoMavericks vs. Kings
DeMarcus Cousins scores 31 points, grabs nine rebounds and hands out six assists to lead the Kings past the Mavericks, 112-98.
photoFast Break of the Night: Jabari Parker
Jabari Parker trails the break and throws down the one-handed slam from Khris Middleton.
photoAnd-1 of the Night: Chris Bosh
Chris Bosh drives into the paint, takes the contact and gets the bucket to fall.
photoNightly Notable: Reggie Jackson
Reggie Jackson records 31 points, five boards and 8 assists to lead the Pistons over the Rockets.

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