NBA General Managers make their picks for 2005-06
GM Survey: Offseason Moves

Oct. 25 -- In 2005-06, who will be the MVP? Rookie of the Year? Most improved team? And who's going to win it all?

NBA.com posed these questions and more to the league's general managers, and a high majority of the GM's responded to our survey.* Here's what the guys who call the shots think about the new season.


Heat
Miami Heat
Which team made the best moves overall?
Miami Heat
41.7%
Cleveland Cavaliers
37.5%
San Antonio Spurs
20.8%


Heat
Larry Hughes
Which one player acquisition will make the biggest impact?
Larry Hughes, Cleveland
50.0%
Joe Johnson, Atlanta
16.7%
Michael Finley, San Antonio
12.5%
Others receiving votes: Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Sacramento, Raja Bell, Phoenix, Bobby Simmons, Milwaukee, Antoine Walker, Miami, Earl Watson, Denver


Heat
Raja Bell
What was the most underrated player acquisition?
Raja Bell, Phoenix
22.7%
Michael Finley, San Antonio
13.6%
Marko Jaric, Minnesota
13.6%
11.4%
Others receiving votes: Caron Butler, Washington, Antonio Daniels, Washington, Damon Jones, Cleveland, Donyell Marshall, Cleveland, Bobby Simmons, Milwaukee, Darius Songaila, Chicago, Nick Van Exel, San Antonio


Heat
Golden State Warriors
Which team will be most improved in 2005-06?
Golden State Warriors
28.0%
Milwaukee Bucks
12.0%
Cleveland Cavaliers
10.0%
Indiana Pacers
10.0%
Others receiving votes: Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans/Oklahoma City, New York, Orlando, Utah


Heat
Miami Heat
Which team had the best offseason?
Miami Heat
38.0%
San Antonio Spurs
32.0%
Cleveland Cavaliers
12.0%
Milwaukee Bucks
12%
Others receiving votes: Atlanta, New Jersey


Heat
Joe Johnson
What was the most surprising move of the offseason?
Joe Johnson to Atlanta
37.5%
12.5%
Larry Hughes to Cleveland
8.3%
Earl Watson to Denver
8.3%
Others receiving votes: Rafer Alston to Houston, Larry Brown leaving Detroit, Kwame Brown to Lakers, Eddy Curry to New York, Michael Finley to San Antonio, Phil Jackson returns to Lakers, Bobby Simmons to Milwaukee, Fran Vazquez returns to Europe, Jason Williams to Miami


Heat
Miami Heat
What was the least surprising move of the offseason?
Shaquille O'Neal re-signing
20.0%
Larry Brown leaving Detroit
15.0%
Ray Allen re-signing
10.0%
Michael Redd re-signing
10.0%
10.0%
Others receiving votes: Rafer Alston leaving Toronto, Michael Finley waived by Dallas, Amare Stoudemire contract extension, Antoine Walker to Miami, Earl Watson to Denver, Bonzi Wells traded, Yao Ming contract extension


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(* - Percentages are based on the pool of respondents to the survey, rather than all 30 general managers.)