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2009-10 GM Survey Results: Predictions

Posted Oct 14 2009 1:07PM

It was a busy offseason for the league's General Managers, but before they sat back and watched their players and coaches go to work, asked the GMs to fill out our eighth annual GM Survey.

Can the Lakers repeat for the seventh time in their history, will the Celtics capture banner No. 18, or will Shaq help the King get his ring? Will LeBron James earn another MVP award, and if you were putting together an NBA franchise, is he 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. The GM Survey was compiled by John Schuhmann.

Los Angeles Lakers
Which team will win NBA Finals 2010?
1. Los Angeles Lakers 60.7%
2. Boston Celtics 17.9%
2. Cleveland Cavaliers 17.9%
4. San Antonio Spurs 3.6%
- Last year: Los Angeles Lakers 46.2%

Boston Celtics
Which team will win the Eastern Conference?
1. Boston Celtics 50.0%
2. Cleveland Cavaliers 42.9%
3. Orlando Magic 7.1%
- Last year: Boston Celtics 74.1%

Los Angeles Lakers
Which team will win the Western Conference?
1. Los Angeles Lakers 75.9%
2. San Antonio Spurs 24.1%
- Last year: Los Angeles Lakers 66.7%

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

Cleveland Cavaliers
Which team will win the Central Division?
1. Cleveland Cavaliers 96.6%
2. Detroit Pistons 3.4%
- Last year: Detroit Pistons 55.6%

Orlando Magic
Which team will win the Southeast Division?
1. Orlando Magic 92.6%
2. Washington Wizards 7.4%
- Last year: Orlando Magic 96.3%

San Antonio Spurs
Which team will win the Southwest Division?
1. San Antonio Spurs 89.7%
2. Dallas Mavericks 6.9%
3. New Orleans Hornets 3.4%
- Last year: New Orleans Hornets 37%

Portland Trail Blazers
Which team will win the Northwest Division?
1. Portland Trail Blazers 42.9%
2. Denver Nuggets 39.3%
3. Utah Jazz 17.9%
- Last year: Utah Jazz 92.6%

Los Angeles Lakers
Which team will win the Pacific Division?
1. Los Angeles Lakers 96.6%
2. Phoenix Suns 3.4%
- Last year: Los Angeles Lakers 100%
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