NBA General Managers make their picks for 2007-08
GM Survey: Rookies, International

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.


Heat
Kevin Durant
Who will win the 2007-08 Rookie of the Year?
1. Kevin Durant, Seattle 92.6%
2. Al Horford, Atlanta 3.7%
Rodney Stuckey, Detroit 3.7%
Last year's pick: Brandon Roy


Heat
Kevin Durant
Which rookie will be the best player in five years?
1. Kevin Durant, Seattle 74.1%
2. Greg Oden, Portland 22.2%
3. Rodney Stuckey, Detroit 3.7%
Last year's pick: Andrea Bargnani, Tyrus Thomas


Heat
Al Thornton
Which rookie is the most athletic?
1. Al Thornton, L.A. Clippers 23.1%
2. Kevin Durant, Seattle 19.2%
3. Mike Conley, Memphis 11.5%
4. D.J. Strawberry, Phoenix 7.7%
Sean Williams, New Jersey 7.7%
Others receiving votes: Corey Brewer, Minnesota; Aaron Brooks, Houston; Jeff Green, Seattle; Yi Jianlian, Milwaukee; Joakim Noah, Chicago; Rodney Stuckey, Detroit; Alando Tucker, Phoenix; Thaddeus Young, Philadelphia
Last year's pick: N/A


Heat
Marco Belinelli
Which international rookie is most ready to contribute this season?
1. Marco Belinelli, Golden State 61.1%
2. Luis Scola, Houston 18.5%
3. Yi Jianlian, Milwaukee 14.8%
4. Juan Carlos Navarro, Memphis 5.6%
Last year's pick: Andrea Bargnani, Jorge Garbajosa


Heat
Rodney Stuckey
Which rookie is most likely to be a "sleeper" success?
1. Rodney Stuckey, Detroit 29.6%
2. Marco Belinelli, Golden State 18.5%
3. Jared Dudley, Charlotte 11.1%
4. Gabe Pruitt, Boston 7.4%
Luis Scola, Houston 7.4%
Al Thornton, L.A. Clippers 7.4%
Others receiving votes: Aaron Brooks, Houston; Daequan Cook, Miami; Javaris Crittenton, L.A. Lakers; Kyrylo Fesenko, Utah; D.J. Strawberry, Phoenix
Last year's pick: Rajon Rondo


Heat
Dirk Nowitzki
Who is the best international player in the NBA?
1. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas 74.1%
2. Yao Ming, Houston 11.1%
3. Steve Nash, Phoenix 7.4%
Tony Parker, San Antonio 7.4%
Last year's pick: Dirk Nowitzki


Heat
Andrea Bargnani
Which international player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2007-08?
1. Andrea Bargnani, Toronto 25.9%
2. Jose Calderon, Toronto 14.8%
3. Darko Milicic, Memphis 11.1%
Luis Scola, Houston 11.1%
5. Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee 7.4%
Bostjan Nachbar, New Jersey 7.4%
Others receiving votes: Andris Biedrins, Golden State; Carlos Delfino, Toronto; Luol Deng, Chicago; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio; Nene, Denver; Sasha Pavlovic, Cleveland
Last year's pick: Darko Milicic


Heat
Theo Papaloukas
Who is the best international player NOT in the NBA?
1. Theo Papaloukas 54.2%
2. Dimitrios Diamantidis 8.3%
Rudy Fernandez 8.3%
Others receiving votes: Nicolas Batum, Danilo Gallinari, J.R. Holden, Ricky Rubio, Ramas Siskauskas, Tiago Splitter, Fran Vazquez
Last year's pick: Theo Papaloukas

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