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NBA GMs Have Picked The Warriors To Repeat And LeBron To Win NBA MVP

NBA GMs Have Picked The Warriors To Repeat And LeBron To Win NBA MVP
Published On: Wed, Oct 04
Apr 25, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) fouls Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala (9) during the first half in game four of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The annual preseason poll of NBA general managers is out, and LeBron James is the consensus pick to claim the leagues most valuable player award.

James was the big winner in the polling, winning the top selection in seven categories overall. LeBron was picked as the leagues most best small forward (61 percent), best leader (43 percent), most versatile (55 percent) best basketball IQ (64 percent), best passer (36 percent) and the player who forces the most coaching adjustments (48 percent.)

Meanwhile, 93 percent of GMs polled picked the Golden State Warriors to repeat as NBA champions. Thats the highest consensus for a preseason championship pick in the polls history. In fact, GMs overwhelmingly picked the Warriors and Cavaliers to meet in the Finals for the fourth straight season.

The top five MVP votes were Kevin Durant (29 percent), Kawhi Leonard (11 percent), James Harden (7 percent) and Steph Curry (4 percent).

The Oklahoma City Thunders trade for Paul George was praised as the best acquisition of the summer, while the Thunder were also praised for the best overall moves of the offseason, with the Celtics, Timberwolves, and Rockets behind them in the vote.

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