NBA General Managers make their picks for 2006-07
GM Survey: Fun To Watch, Skills

Can the Heat repeat as NBA champions? Who will be named this year's MVP? Rookie of the Year? Most improved team?

NBA.com posed these questions and more to the league's general managers, and nearly all of the GM's responded to our survey.* Here's what the guys who call the shots think will transpire this season.


Heat
Phoenix Suns
Which team will be the most fun to watch?
Phoenix Suns
74.1%
Dallas Mavericks
7.4%
Golden State Warriors
7.4%
Others receiving votes: New York, Sacramento, San Antonio


Heat
Sacramento Kings
Which team has the best home-court advantage?
Sacramento Kings
37.0%
Detroit Pistons
25.9%
Dallas Mavericks
11.1%
Others receiving votes: Chicago, Miami, New Orleans/Oklahoma City, New York, San Antonio, Utah


Heat
LeBron James
Which player is the most athletic?
LeBron James, Cleveland
37.0%
Vince Carter, New Jersey
14.8%
Josh Smith, Atlanta
11.1%
Others receiving votes: Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers Gerald Green, Boston, Dwight Howard, Orlando, Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia, Shawn Marion, Phoenix, Tyrus Thomas, Chicago, Dwyane Wade, Miami, Gerald Wallace, Charlotte


Heat
Ray Allen
Which player is the best pure shooter?
Ray Allen, Seattle
74.1%
Peja Stojakovic, New Orleans/Oklahoma City
11.1%
Others receiving votes: Steve Nash, Phoenix, Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas, Michael Redd, Milwaukee, J.J. Redick, Orlando


Heat
Allen Iverson
Which player is the fastest with the ball?
Allen Iverson, Philadelphia
22.2%
Tony Parker, San Antonio
14.8%
11.1%
T.J. Ford, Toronto
11.1%
Steve Nash, Phoenix
11.1%
Chris Paul, New Orleans/Oklahoma City
11.1%
Others receiving votes: Gilbert Arenas, Washington, Raymond Felton, Charlotte, Jason Kidd, New Jersey


Heat
Richard Hamilton
Which player is best at moving without the ball?
63.0%
Peja Stojakovic, New Orleans/Oklahoma City
22.2%
Others receiving votes: Ray Allen, Seattle, Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers, Manu Ginobili, San Antonio, Shawn Marion, Phoenix


Heat
Kobe Bryant
Which player is the best at getting his own shot?
Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
70.4%
11.1%
Others receiving votes: Gilbert Arenas, Washington, Allen Iverson, Philadelphia, LeBron James, Cleveland, Tracy McGrady, Houston, Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas


Heat
Ben Wallace
Which player is the best offensive rebounder?
Ben Wallace, Chicago
33.3%
Jeff Foster, Indiana
14.8%
Dwight Howard, Orlando
14.8%
Others receiving votes: Elton Brand, L.A. Clippers, Tim Duncan, San Antonio, Kevin Garnett, Minnesota, Shawn Marion, Phoenix, Zaza Pachulia, Atlanta, Josh Smith, Atlanta, Anderson Varejao, Cleveland


Heat
Steve Nash
Which player is the best passer?
Steve Nash, Phoenix
81.5%
Jason Kidd, New Jersey
7.4%
Others receiving votes: Tracy McGrady, Houston, Chris Paul, New Orleans/Oklahoma City, Jamaal Tinsley, Indiana


Heat
Steve Nash
Which player is the best in the open court?
Steve Nash, Phoenix
25.9%
LeBron James, Cleveland
18.5%
18.5%
Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
14.8%
Others receiving votes: Gilbert Arenas, Washington, Carlos Arroyo, Orlando, Allen Iverson, Philadelphia, Jason Kidd, New Jersey, Shawn Marion, Phoenix


Heat
LeBron James
Who is the best finisher?
LeBron James, Cleveland
29.6%
29.6%
Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
14.8%
Others receiving votes: Gilbert Arenas, Washington, Tim Duncan, San Antonio, Manu Ginobili, San Antonio, Stephon Marbury, New York, Shawn Marion, Phoenix, Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix


Heat
Steve Nash
Which player does the most with least?
Steve Nash, Phoenix
15.4%
Ben Wallace, Chicago
15.4%
Bruce Bowen, San Antonio
7.7%
Brad Miller, Sacramento
7.7%
7.7%
Others receiving votes: Mike Bibby, Sacramento, Chauncey Billups, Detroit, Earl Boykins, Denver, Brian Cardinal, Memphis, Sam Cassell, L.A. Clippers, Adrian Griffin, Chicago, Udonis Haslem, Miami, Kirk Hinrich, Chicago, Eduardo Najera, Denver, Jameer Nelson, Orlando, Bo Outlaw, Orlando, Tayshaun Prince, Detroit, Darius Songaila, Washington


Heat
Ben Wallace
Who is the toughest player in the NBA?
Ben Wallace, Chicago
29.6%
Ron Artest, Sacramento
18.5%
11.1%
Others receiving votes: Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers, Reggie Evans, Denver, Manu Ginobili, San Antonio, Udonis Haslem, Miami, Allen Iverson, Philadelphia, Andres Nocioni, Chicago, Chris Paul, New Orleans/Oklahoma City, Dwyane Wade, Miami


Heat
Steve Nash
Which player is the best leader?
Steve Nash, Phoenix
40.7%
18.5%
Jason Kidd, New Jersey
14.8%
Others receiving votes: Chauncey Billups, Detroit, Sam Cassell, L.A. Clippers, Tim Duncan, San Antonio, Kevin Garnett, Minnesota


Heat
Kobe Bryant
Which player in the NBA would you want taking a shot with the game on the line?
Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
74.1%
14.8%
Others receiving votes: Carmelo Anthony, Denver, Gilbert Arenas, Washington, Chauncey Billups, Detroit


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