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

Nov. 1 -- 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.


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San Antonio Spurs
Which team will win NBA Finals 2006?
San Antonio Spurs
76.9%
Miami Heat
15.4%
Others receiving votes: Detroit, Minnesota


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Miami Heat
Which team will win the Eastern Conference?
Miami Heat
73.1%
Detroit Pistons
15.4%
Indiana Pacers
11.5%


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San Antonio Spurs
Which team will win the Western Conference?
San Antonio Spurs
96.2%
Phoenix Suns
3.8%


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New Jersey Nets
Which team will win the Atlantic Division?
New Jersey Nets
92.3%
Boston Celtics
3.8%
Philadelphia 76ers
3.8%


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Indiana Pacers
Which team will win the Central Division?
Indiana Pacers
57.7%
Detroit Pistons
38.5%
Cleveland Cavaliers
3.8%


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Miami Heat
Which team will win the Southeast Division?
Miami Heat
100.0%


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San Antonio Spurs
Which team will win the Southwest Division?
San Antonio Spurs
100.0%


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Denver Nuggets
Which team will win the Northwest Division?
Denver Nuggets
65.4%
Minnesota Timberwolves
23.1%
Seattle SuperSonics
11.5%


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Phoenix Suns
Which team will win the Pacific Division?
Phoenix Suns
80.8%
Sacramento Kings
11.5%
Golden State Warriors
7.7%


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