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MVP, NBA champion, best coach, best rookie… All NBA GM predictions

Like every year, NBA.com interviewed franchise leaders to get their predictions for the new season. It is thus Milwaukee which emerges as favorite for the title, with 43% of the votes, ahead of the Warriors, Clippers and Celtics. But hey, before the previous campaign, the GMs had predicted at 72% that the Nets would be crowned champions at the end of the season, and the Lakers were second in the predictions at 17%…

SEASON FORECAST

Which team will be champion?

1. Milwaukee Bucks – 43%
2. Golden State Warriors – 25%
3. LA Clippers – 21%
4.Boston Celtics- 11%
Last year: Brooklyn Nets – 72%

What will be the Top 4 in the East?

1.Milwaukee
2. Boston
3. Philadelphia
4.Brooklyn

What will be the Top 4 in the West?

1. LA Clippers
2. Golden State
3.Phoenix
4.Denver

PLAYERS

Who will be the 2022 MVP?

1. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 48%
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 34%
3. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia – 14%
4. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 3%
Last year: Kevin Durant – 37%

To start from scratch, which player would you choose to rebuild?

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 55%
2. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 45%
Last year: Luka Doncic – 43%

Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments?

1. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 52%
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 14%
–Nikola Jokic, Denver – 14%
4. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia – 7%
– Luka Doncic, Dallas – 7%
Last year: Stephen Curry – 27%

Which player will explode this season?

1. Evan Mobley, Cleveland – 21%
2. Cade Cunningham, Detroit – 17%
–Anthony Edwards, Minnesota – 17%
4. Zion Williamson, New Orleans – 14%
Last year: Jaren Jackson Jr. – 17%

Who is the best point guard in the NBA?

1. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 72%
2. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 14%
3. Chris Paul, Phoenix – 10%
4. Trae Young, Atlanta – 3%
Last year: Stephen Curry – 57%

Who is the best guard in the NBA?

1. Devin Booker, Phoenix – 45%
2. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 28%
3. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 17%
Last year: James Harden – 63%

Who is the best winger in the NBA?

1. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn – 45%
2. Jayson Tatum, Boston – 24%
3. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 17%
4. LeBron James, LA Lakers – 10%
5. Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers – 3%
Last year: Kevin Durant – 67%

Who is the best power forward in the NBA?

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 86%
2. LeBron James, LA Lakers – 10%
3. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn – 3%
Last year: Giannis Antetokounmpo – 63%

Who is the best center in the NBA?

1. Nikola Jokic, Denver – 79%
2. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia – 17%
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 3%
Last year: Nikola Jokic – 63%

OFF-SEASON

Which team did the best off-season?

1. Cleveland Cavaliers – 41%
2. Minnesota Timberwolves – 17%
–Philadelphia 76ers – 17%
– Utah Jazz – 17%
Last year: Miami Heat – 47%

Which recruit will have the most impact?

1. Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland – 59%
2. Rudy Gobert, Minnesota – 31%
3. Jalen Brunson, New York – 7%
4. PJ Tucker, Philadelphia – 3%
Last year: Kyle Lowry – 77%

Which recruitment is the most underrated?

1. Malcolm Brogdon, Boston – 28%
2. PJ Tucker, Philadelphia – 14%
– John Wall, LA Clippers – 14%
4. De’Anthony Melton, Philadelphia – 10%
5. Bojan Bogdanovic, Detroit – 7%
Last year: Larry Nance Jr. – 28%

Which team will improve the most?

1. LA Clippers – 41%
2. Cleveland Cavaliers – 17%
– New Orleans Pelicans – 17%
4. Minnesota Timberwolves – 10%
Last year: Chicago Bulls – 27%

What is the most amazing transfer?

1. Rudy Gobert in Minnesota – 47%
2. Donovan Mitchell in Cleveland – 43%
3. Dejounte Murray in Atlanta – 7%
4. Andre Drummond in Chicago – 3%
Last year: Russell Westbrook to the Lakers – 50%

ROOKIES & INTERNATIONAL

Who will win the Rookie of the Year trophy?

1. Paolo Banchero, Orlando – 79%
2. Keegan Murray, Sacramento – 17%
3. Jabari Smith, Houston – 3%
Last year: Jalen Green – 47%

Which rookie will be the best player in five years?

1. Paolo Banchero, Orlando – 31%
2. Chet Holmgren, Oklahoma City – 28%
3. Jaden Ivey, Detroit – 14%
– Jabari Smith, Houston – 14%
5. Keegan Murray, Sacramento – 7%
Last year: Evan Mobley – 33%

Which rookie is the “steal” of this Draft?

1. Jalen Duren (13), Detroit – 14%
– Tari Eason (17), Houston – 14%
3. AJ Griffin (16), Atlanta – 10%
– Shaedon Sharpe (7), Portland – 10%
5. Jaden Ivey (5), Detroit – 7%
–Keegan Murray (4), Sacramento – 7%
– Jalen Williams (12), Oklahoma City – 7%
Last year: Jalen Suggs – 23%

Who is the best foreign player?

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 57%
2. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 28%
3. Nikola Jokic, Denver – 16%
Last year: Giannis Antetokounmpo – 60%

Who is the best foreign player not to be in the NBA?

1. Victor Wembanyama – 45%
2. Nikola Mirotic – 28%
3. Vasilije Micic – 21%
Last year: Nikola Mirotic – 53%

DEFENSE

Who is the best defender in the NBA?

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 48%
2. Draymond Green, Golden State – 24%
3. Rudy Gobert, Minnesota – 10%
Last year: Giannis Antetokounmpo – 47%

Who is the best outside defender?

1. Marcus Smart, Boston – 41%
2. Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee – 31%
3. Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers – 10%
4. Mikal Bridges, Phoenix – 7%
Last year: Jrue Holiday – 50%

Who is the best inside defender?

1. Rudy Gobert, Minn. – 83%
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 10%
3. Draymond Green, Golden State – 7%
Last year: Rudy Gobert – 77%

Who is the most versatile defender?

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 41%
2. Draymond Green, Golden State – 31%
3. Bam Adebayo, Miami – 7%
Last year: Giannis Antetokounmpo – 40%

Who has the best defense in the NBA?

1.Boston Celtics- 69%
2. Golden State Warriors – 10%
3. Miami Heat- 7%
– Milwaukee Bucks – 7%
Last year: Milwaukee Bucks – 40%

COACHES

Who is the best coach in the NBA?

1. Erik Spoelstra, Miami – 52%
2. Steve Kerr, Golden State – 22%
3. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio – 7%
– Monty Williams, Phoenix – 7%
5. Tyronn Lue, LA Clippers – 5%
Last year: Erik Spoelstra – 55%

Who is the best manager/motivator?

1. Steve Kerr, Golden State – 38%
2. Monty Williams, Phoenix – 28%
3. Erik Spoelstra, Miami – 14%
4. Tyronn Lue, LA Clippers – 7%
– Gregg Popovich, San Antonio – 7%
Last year: Monty Williams – 50%

Who is the coach who adapts best during the match?

1. Tyronn Lue, LA Clippers – 55%
2. Nick Nurse, Toronto – 17%
– Erik Spoelstra, Miami – 17%
Last year: Tyronn Lue – 37%

Which coach is the best attacking technician?

1. Steve Kerr, Golden State – 62%
2. Chris Finch, Minnesota – 14%
3. Mike Budenholzer, Milwaukee – 7%
– Nick Nurse, Toronto – 7%
Last year: Quin Snyder – 27%

Which coach offers the best defensive schemes?

1. Erik Spoelstra, Miami – 34%
2. Nick Nurse, Toronto – 31%
3. Tyronn Lue, LA Clippers – 7%
– Tom Thibodeau, New York – 7%
– Ime Udoka, Boston – 7%
– Monty Williams, Phoenix – 7%
Last year: Tom Thibodeau – 37%

Which coach will have the most impact on his new team?

1. Darvin Ham, LA Lakers – 48%
2. Mike Brown, Sacramento – 31%
3. Steve Clifford, Charlotte – 17%
4. Will Hardy, Utah – 3%
Last year: Rick Carlisle – 64%

Who is the best assistant in the NBA?

1. Kenny Atkinson, Golden State – 34%
– Charles Lee, Milwaukee – 34%
3. Adrian Griffin, Toronto – 7%
Last year: Kenny Atkinson / Darvin Ham – 17%

Which player will one day become the best coach?

1. Chris Paul, Phoenix – 32%
2. Garrett Temple, New Orleans – 14%
3. CJ McCollum, New Orleans – 7%
Last year: Chris Paul – 34%

BULK

Which team is the most fun to watch?

1. Golden State Warriors – 52%
2. Memphis Grizzlies – 28%
3. Brooklyn Nets- 10%
Last year: Brooklyn Nets – 30%

Which team has the best home advantage?

1. Toronto Raptors- 21%
2. Boston Celtics- 17%
– Denver Nuggets – 17%
4. Golden State Warriors – 14%
– Utah Jazz – 14%
6. New York Knicks- 7%
Last year: Utah Jazz – 47%

Which team will have the most effective attack this season?

1. Golden State Warriors – 38%
2. Milwaukee Bucks- 17%
3. Denver Nuggets – 14%
4. LA Clippers – 7%
–Philadelphia 76ers – 7%
– Phoenix Suns – 7%

For which team is it the most difficult to predict the success or failure of the season?

1. Brooklyn Nets- 32%
2. LA Lakers – 18%
3. Memphis Grizzlies – 14%
4. Chicago Bulls- 7%
– Minnesota Timberwolves – 7%
– New Orleans Pelicans – 7%
–Philadelphia 76ers – 7%

Which team has the most promising youth core?

1. Cleveland Cavaliers – 41%
2. Memphis Grizzlies – 38%
3. Detroit Pistons – 10%
Last year: Atlanta Hawks – 50%

Who is the most athletic player?

1. Ja Morant, Memphis – 38%
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 31%
3. Anthony Edwards, Minn. – 21%
4. Zion Williamson, New Orleans – 7%
5. LeBron James, LA Lakers – 3%
Last year: Zion Williamson – 27%

Who is the purest shooter?

1. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 91%
2. Klay Thompson, Golden State – 5%
3. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn – 3%
Last year: Stephen Curry – 90%

Who is the fastest ball in hand?

1. Ja Morant, Memphis – 62%
2. De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento – 31%
Last year: De’Aaron Fox – 59%

Who is the best player without the ball?

1. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 81%
2. Klay Thompson, Golden State – 12%
Last year: Stephen Curry – 50%

Who is the best passer?

1. Nikola Jokic, Denver – 72%
2. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 10%
– Chris Paul, Phoenix – 10%
Last year: LeBron James – 33%

Who is the best leader?

1. Chris Paul, Phoenix – 34%
2. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 22%
3. LeBron James, LA Lakers – 14%
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 12%
5. Damian Lillard, Portland – 10%
Last year: Chris Paul – 43%

Who is the most versatile player?

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 59%
2. LeBron James, LA Lakers – 21%
3. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn – 7%
– Kawhi Leonard, LA Clippers – 7%
Last year: LeBron James – 57%

Who is the smartest player?

1. LeBron James, LA Lakers – 45%
2. Nikola Jokic, Denver – 24%
3. Chris Paul, Phoenix – 14%
4. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 10%
5. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 7%
Last year: LeBron James – 53%

Who to give the last match ball to?

1. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 55%
2. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn – 17%
3. Damian Lillard, Portland – 14%
Last year: Kevin Durant – 41%

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