Golden State Warriors: 2017/18 GM Survey

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The Golden State Warriors earned a lot of praise and respect from the GM’s from around the NBA.

Golden State Warriors fans have more reason to celebrate after 93% of NBA General Managers predicted the Warriors to repeat as Champions in 2017/18 in the annual GM Survey. The Warriors franchise and their players received high marks from NBA GMs in a number of categories. After a dominant 16-1 postseason campaign last season, the Warriors are now even more revered amongst their peers, as the survey depicts.

The General Manager survey has been an annual fixture for 16 years. The survey asks NBA GMs a range of questions including player and team rankings, award winners and potential rule changes. The survey gives the league a good idea of the thought processes of GMs and how the NBA can improve. For fans and players alike, we get an insight into the esteem that GMs hold certain players in.

The GMs responded to 47 questions in total. One rule of the survey is that GMs can not vote for their team or team personnel. It is also important to note that the percentages are not indicative of all 30 GMs. Rather, the percentage represents the pool of those GMs who responded to that particular question. Below is the list of questions and results. Answers referring to the Warriors franchise and their players will be emboldened.

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Which team will win the 2018 NBA Finals?

1. Golden State – 93%

2. Cleveland – 7%

Last year: Golden State – 69%

Rank the top four teams in the Eastern Conference

Last year: 97 percent picked Cleveland to win the East. Order after the Cavs was Toronto, Boston, Indiana, Detroit, Atlanta, Charlotte/Washington and Chicago.

Rank the top four teams in the Western Conference

Last year: 97 percent picked Golden State to win the West. Order after the Warriors was San Antonio, LA Clippers, Oklahoma City, Portland, Utah, Memphis, Houston and Dallas.