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Results of the 2012 – 2013 NBA GM Survey – Heat Edition

See how the Miami Heat and their Players Ranked this year in the 2012 -2013 NBA GM Survey by NBA.com

Which team will win the 2013 NBA Finals?

  1.  Miami — 70.0%
  2. L.A. Lakers — 23.3%
  3. Oklahoma City — 6.7%

Last year: Miami — 74.1%

Which team will win the Eastern Conference?

  1. Miami — 96.7%
  2. Boston — 3.3%

Last year: Miami — 96.3%

Which team will win the Southeast Division?

  1. Miami — 96.7%
  2. Atlanta — 3.3%

Last year: Miami –96.3%

Who will win the 2012-13 MVP?

  1. LeBron James, Miami — 66.7%
  2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 30.0%
  3. Carmelo Anthony, New York — 3.3%

Last year: Kevin Durant — 66.7%

If you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the NBA, who would it be?

1. LeBron James, Miami — 80.0%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 16.7%
3. Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers — 3.3%

Last year: Kevin Durant, LeBron James — 37.0%

Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments?

1. LeBron James, Miami — 50.0%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 20.0%
3. Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers — 16.7%
4. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers — 6.7%

Also receiving votes: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas; Derrick Rose, Chicago

Last year: Dwight Howard — 29.6%

Who is the best shooting guard in the NBA?

  1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers — 66.7%
  2. Dwyane Wade, Miami — 23.3%

Also receiving votes: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio; James Harden, Oklahoma City

Last year: Kobe Bryant — 55.6%

Who is the best small forward in the NBA?

1. LeBron James, Miami — 73.3%

2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 26.7%

Last year: LeBron James — 77.8%

Who is the best power forward in the NBA?

1. Kevin Love, Minnesota — 30.0%
2. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas — 23.3%
3. LeBron James, Miami — 16.7%
4. LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland — 10.0%
5. Kevin Garnett, Boston, and Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers — 6.7%

Also receiving votes: Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers

Last year: Dirk Nowitzki — 41.4%

What was the most surprising move of the offseason?

1. Steve Nash to the Lakers — 39.3%
2. Bynum/Howard/Iguodala trade — 17.9%
3. Knicks not matching Jeremy Lin offer — 14.3%
4. Ray Allen to Miami, Joe Johnson to Brooklyn — 10.7%

Also receiving votes: Jeff Green’s contract, Luis Scola amnestied by Houston

Last year: Chris Paul to the Clippers — 33.3%

Who is the best defensive player in the NBA?

1. Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers — 60.0%
2. LeBron James, Miami — 16.7%
3. Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City — 13.3%

Also receiving votes: Tyson Chandler, New York; Kevin Garnett, Boston; Thabo Sefolosha, Oklahoma City

Last year: Dwight Howard — 76.9%

Who is the best perimeter defender in the NBA?

1. Tony Allen, Memphis — 33.3%
2. LeBron James, Miami — 26.7%
3. Avery Bradley, Boston, Andre Iguodala, Denver, Rajon Rondo, Boston, Thabo Sefolosha, Oklahoma City — 6.7%

Also receiving votes: Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers; Eric Gordon, New Orleans; Dahntay Jones, Dallas; Metta World Peace, L.A. Lakers

Last year: Tony Allen — 26.9%

Which is the best defensive team in the NBA?

1. Chicago — 40.0%
2. Miami — 26.7%
3. Boston — 23.3%
4. L.A. Lakers — 6.7%
5. San Antonio — 3.3%

Last year: Chicago — 66.7%

Which active player will make the best head coach someday?

1. Chauncey Billups, L.A. Clippers — 20.7%
2. Shane Battier, Miami — 17.2%
3. Derek Fisher — 13.8%
4. Jason Kidd, New York, Steve Nash, L.A. Lakers — 10.3%
6. Grant Hill, L.A. Clippers, Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers — 6.9%

Also receiving votes: Ray Allen, Miami; Luke Walton, Cleveland; Charles Jenkins, Golden State; Earl Watson, Utah

Last year: Derek Fisher — 25.9%

Which team is the most fun to watch?

1. Oklahoma City — 30.0%
2. Miami — 26.7%
3. Denver — 16.7%
4. Golden State — 6.7%, L.A. Clippers — 6.7%, San Antonio — 6.7%

Also receiving votes: L.A. Lakers, New York

Last year: Miami — 33.3%

Which team has the best home-court advantage?

1. Oklahoma City — 70.0%
2. Miami — 10.0%, Utah — 10.0%

Also receiving votes: Denver, L.A. Lakers, Portland

Last year: Oklahoma City — 44.4%

Which player is the most athletic?

1. LeBron James, Miami — 62.1%
2. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City — 20.7%
3. Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers — 13.8%
4. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 3.4%

Last year: LeBron James — 46.2%

Which player is the best pure shooter?

1. Ray Allen, Miami — 56.7%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 20.0%
3. Steve Novak, New York — 6.7%

Also receiving votes: James Harden, Oklahoma City; Kyle Korver, Atlanta; Steve Nash, L.A. Lakers; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas; Klay Thompson, Golden State

Last year: Ray Allen — 85.7%

Which player is best at moving without the ball?

1. Ray Allen, Miami — 56.7%
2. Richard Hamilton, Chicago — 10.0%
3. Manu Ginobili, San Antonio — 6.7%, Kyle Korver, Atlanta — 6.7%

Also receiving votes: Luol Deng, Chicago; Marc Gasol, Memphis; James Harden, Oklahoma City; Paul Pierce, Boston; J.J. Redick, Orlando; Klay Thompson, Golden State

Last year: Ray Allen — 67.9%

Which player is the best at getting his own shot?

1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers — 40.0%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City — 30.0%
3. LeBron James, Miami — 16.7%
4. Carmelo Anthony, New York — 6.7%, Dwyane Wade, Miami — 6.7%

Last year: Kobe Bryant — 35.7%

Which player is the most dangerous in the open floor?

1. LeBron James, Miami — 60.0%
2. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City — 23.3%
3. Derrick Rose, Chicago — 10.0%
4. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers — 6.7%

Last year: LeBron James — 53.8%

Which player is the best finisher?

1. LeBron James, Miami — 66.7%
2. Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers — 10.0%, Dwyane Wade, Miami — 10.0%

Also receiving votes: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City; Tyreke Evans, Sacramento; James Harden, Oklahoma City; Josh Smith, Atlanta

Last year: LeBron James — 42.3%

Which player makes the most of limited natural ability?

1. Kevin Love, Minnesota — 34.5%
2. Shane Battier, Miami — 10.3%
3. Marc Gasol, Memphis — 6.9%