Every year, NBA.com releases a poll of NBA general managers who were asked to predict the champion and Most Valuable Player for the upcoming season?
This year, the revamped Miami Heat did not get the nod, and LeBron James only received a single vote for MVP this season.
According to 63 percent of the 28 general managers who responded, the Los Angeles Lakers will pull off the three-peat.
The Miami Heat received 33 percent of the votes to win it all, and the Boston Celtics got 4 percent.
As for the MVP, Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) received 67 percent of the vote, while Kobe Bryant was second with 26 percent. LeBron James, perhaps because of his new superstar teammates only received one vote, the same as Dwight Howard.
Other things they voted on:
Rookie of the Year: John Wall (68 percent of the vote)
Best Defensive Player: Dwight Howard (79 percent)
Player to Start Franchise With: Kevin Durant (56 percent)
Player to Take Last Shot with Game on Line: Kobe Bryant (79 percent)
Best Coach: Phil Jackson (39 pecent)
For more questions, check out NBA.com’s survey.