Around 93% of NBA general managers believe that the Golden State Warriors will repeat as NBA champions in the coming season. The survey by on 30 GMs involved 47 different questions about the best teams, players, coaches, fans, and offseason moves. However, general managers were not permitted to vote for their own team or personnel. Based on the survey, 93% picked the Warriors as overwhelming favorites to win the NBA title while only 7% selected the Cleveland Cavaliers. Last season, the Warriors went 16-1 en route to their second title in three years, beating the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals in five games.

Despite the improvements made by Boston, 86% of team bosses said the Cavaliers will remain kings in the Eastern Conference while only 10% picked the Celtics. However, the number of takers for the Cavaliers dropped compared to last year, where 97% of GMs picked them to rule the East. The Washington Wizards were picked by 3% of GMs. In the West, 97% of GMs selected the Warriors to win the Conference while the San Antonio Spurs were a far second, getting the nod of 3% of team decision-makers.

50%of GMs vote James as MVP

When it comes to the 2017-18 Most Valuable Player award, 50% of the GMs selected LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers to bring home the trophy. According to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, the GMs have the tendency to pick LeBron for MVP despite him not winning since 2013.

Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors was second with 29, Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs third with 11, James Harden of the Houston Rockets fourth with seven and Stephen Curry of the Warriors with four. Last year, James was selected by almost majority of GMs but Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder bagged the award.

This year, no GM has picked Westbrook for MVP.

Curry picked as the best point guard

When it comes to the best player in every position, about 62% selected Curry as the best point guard with Westbrook second with 28%. Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets got 7% while about 3% selected John Wall of the Wizards. For the best shooting guard, 83%of GMs picked James Harden of the Rockets while 10% selected Klay Thompson of the Warriors.

James was picked by 61% of GMs as the best small forward while about 41% of team bosses voted Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans as the best power forward. Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves was selected by 28% of GMs as best center.