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2010-11 GM Survey Results: Predictions


Posted Oct 2 2010 9:00PM - Updated Oct 6 2010 11:42AM

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 NBA.com'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.

Heat
Los Angeles Lakers
Which team will win The 2011 NBA Finals?
1. Los Angeles Lakers 63.0%
2. Miami 33.3%
3. Boston 3.7%
- Last year: Los Angeles Lakers 60.7%


Heat
Miami Heat
Which team will win the Eastern Conference?
1. Miami 70.4%
2. Boston 18.5%
3. Orlando 11.1%
- Last year: Boston 50.0%


Heat
Los Angeles Lakers
Which team will win the Western Conference?
1. Los Angeles Lakers 96.4%
2. Dallas 3.6%
- Last year: Los Angeles Lakers 75.6%


Heat
Boston Celtics
Which team will win the Atlantic Division?
1. Boston Celtics 100%
- Last year: Boston Celtics 85.2%


Heat
Chicago Bulls
Which team will win the Central Division?
1. Chicago 82.1%
2. Milwaukee 17.9%
- Last year: Cleveland 96.6%


Heat
Miami Heat
Which team will win the Southeast Division?
1. Miami 74.1%
2. Orlando 25.9%
- Last year: Orlando 92.6%


Heat
Dallas Mavericks
Which team will win the Southwest Division?
1. Dallas 71.4%
2. San Antonio 28.6%
- Last year: San Antonio 89.7%


Heat
Oklahoma City Thunder
Which team will win the Northwest Division?
1. Oklahoma City 63.0%
2. Portland 22.2%
3. Utah 11.1%
4. Denver 3.7%
- Last year: Portland 42.9%


Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
Which team will win the Pacific Division?
1. Los Angeles Lakers 96.4%
2. Phoenix Suns 3.6%
- Last year: Los Angeles Lakers 96.6%
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