NBA General Managers make their picks for 2007-08
GM Survey: Fun To Watch, Skills

Is this the year that the Spurs repeat? Or do the Suns finally break through? Is LeBron poised for an MVP season? Can anyone challenge Kevin Durant for the Rookie of the Year award? Will Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen make the Celtics the 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.


Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
Which team will be the most fun to watch?
1. Phoenix Suns 73.1%
2. Golden State Warriors 15.4%
Others receiving votes: Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs
Last year's pick: Phoenix


Gregg Popovich
EnergySolutions Arena
Which team has the best home-court advantage?
1. Utah Jazz 34.6%
2. Dallas Mavericks 26.9%
3. San Antonio Spurs 11.5%
4. Golden State Warriors 7.7%
Others receiving votes: Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns
Last year's pick: Sacramento


LeBron James
LeBron James
Which player is the most athletic?
1. LeBron James, Cleveland 46.2%
2. Vince Carter, New Jersey 11.5%
3. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 7.7%
Shawn Marion, Phoenix 7.7%
Gerald Wallace, Charlotte 7.7%
Others receiving votes: Monta Ellis, Golden State; Dwight Howard, Orlando; Tracy McGrady, Houston; Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix; Tyrus Thomas, Chicago
Last year's pick: LeBron James


Ray Allen
Ray Allen
Which player is the best pure shooter?
1. Ray Allen, Boston 59.6%
2. Michael Redd, Milwaukee 11.5%
3. Jason Kapono, Toronto 7.7%
4. Kyle Korver, Philadelphia 5.8%
Others receiving votes: Richard Hamilton, Detroit; Steve Nash, Phoenix; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas; Peja Stojakovic, New Orleans
Last year's pick: Ray Allen


Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
Which player is the fastest with the ball?
1. Allen Iverson, Denver 23.1%
2. T.J. Ford, Toronto 21.2%
3. Leandro Barbosa, Phoenix 19.2%
4. Jason Kidd, New Jersey 7.7%
Steve Nash, Phoenix 7.7%
Rajon Rondo, Boston 7.7%
7. Chris Paul, New Orleans 5.8%
Others receiving votes: Gilbert Arenas, Washington; Tony Parker, San Antonio
Last year's pick: Allen Iverson


Richard Hamilton
Richard Hamilton
Which player is best at moving without the ball?
1. Richard Hamilton, Detroit 73.1%
Others receiving votes: Manu Ginobli, San Antonio; Richard Jefferson, New Jersey; Andrei Kirilenko, Utah; Kyle Korver, Philadelphia; Shawn Marion, Phoenix; Kevin Martin, Sacramento; Michael Redd, Milwaukee
Last year's pick: Richard Hamilton


Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
Which player is the best at getting his own shot?
1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 88.5%
2. Gilbert Arenas, Washington 3.8%
LeBron James, Cleveland 3.8%
Tracy McGrady, Houston 3.8%
Last year's pick: Kobe Bryant


Tyson Chandler
Tyson Chandler
Which player is the best offensive rebounder?
1. Tyson Chandler, New Orleans 26.9%
2. Dwight Howard, Orlando 11.5%
3. Elton Brand, L.A. Clippers 7.7%
David Lee, New York 7.7%
Shawn Marion, Phoenix 7.7%
Ben Wallace, Chicago 7.7%
Others receiving votes: Carmelo Anthony, Denver; Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Reggie Evans, Philadelphia; Jeff Foster, Indiana; Paul Millsap, Utah; Jermaine O'Neal, Indiana; Zach Randolph, New York; Anderson Varejao
Last year's pick: Ben Wallace


Steve Nash
Steve Nash
Which player is the best passer?
1. Steve Nash, Phoenix 76.9%
2. Jason Kidd, New Jersey 23.1%
Last year's pick: Steve Nash


Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd
Which player is the best in the open court?
1. Jason Kidd, New Jersey 34.6%
2. LeBron James, Cleveland 26.9%
3. Steve Nash, Phoenix 19.2%
Others receiving votes: Gilbert Arenas, Washington; Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers; Tracy McGrady, Houston; Tony Parker, San Antonio; Dwyane Wade, Miami
Last year's pick: Steve Nash


LeBron James
LeBron James
Who is the best finisher?
1. LeBron James, Cleveland 38.5%
2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 19.2%
3. Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix 11.5%
4. Carmelo Anthony, Denver 7.7%
Vince Carter, New Jersey 7.7%
Shawn Marion, Phoenix 7.7%
Others receiving votes: Dwight Howard, Orlando; Tony Parker, San Antonio
Last year's pick: LeBron James


Steve Nash
Steve Nash
Which player does the most with least?
1. Steve Nash, Phoenix 19.2%
2. Shane Battier, Houston 11.5%
Bruce Bowen, San Antonio 11.5%
Chuck Hayes, Houston 11.5%
Others receiving votes: Jeff Foster, Indiana; Jorge Garbajosa, Toronto; Ben Gordon, Chicago; Udonis Haslem, Miami; Kirk Hinrich, Chicago; Jason Kapono, Toronto; Kevin Martin, Sacramento; Andre Miller, Philadelphia; Mehmet Okur, Utah; Michael Redd, Milwaukee; Michael Ruffin, Milwaukee; Ben Wallace, Chicago
Last year's pick: Steve Nash


Ron Artest
Ron Artest
Who is the toughest player in the NBA?
1. Ron Artest, Sacramento 19.2%
2. Ben Wallace, Chicago 15.4%
3. Andres Nocioni, Chicago 11.5%
4. Caron Butler, Washington 7.7%
Matt Harpring, Utah 7.7%
Shaquille O'Neal, Miami 7.7%
Others receiving votes: Raja Bell, Phoenix; Bruce Bowen, San Antonio; Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers; Kevin Garnett, Boston; Allen Iverson, Denver; Steve Nash, Phoenix; Tayshaun Prince, Detroit; Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix
Last year's pick: Ben Wallace


Steve Nash
Steve Nash
Which player is the best leader?
1. Steve Nash, Phoenix 42.3%
2. Jason Kidd, New Jersey 30.8%
3. Tim Duncan, San Antonio 15.4%
Others receiving votes: Chauncey Billups, Detroit; Sam Cassell, L.A. Clippers; Kevin Garnett, Boston
Last year's pick: Steve Nash


Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
Which player in the NBA would you want taking a shot with the game on the line?
1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 88.5%
2. Carmelo Anthony, Denver 3.8%
Tim Duncan, San Antonio 3.8%
Steve Nash, Phoenix 3.8%
Last year's pick: Kobe Bryant

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