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OKC GM Sam Presti and other league general managers released the results of their annual survey. OKC GM Sam Presti and other league general managers released the results of their annual survey.

Grant Belcher, News9.com

OKLAHOMA CITY – If there is one set of people who know more about the NBA than any other, it is the general managers of those teams.

GMs work tirelessly all day, every day analyzing every player, team, contract and trade scenario under the sun.

So when NBA GMs give their opinion on NBA players and teams, people listen.

The league released its annual survey of all 30 general managers, giving their thoughts on everything from the best players and teams in the league to the most surprising trades of the offseason.

Here are some of the most relevant results for Oklahoma City fans:

Which team will win The 2012 NBA Finals?

1. Miami -- 74.1%

2. Oklahoma City -- 14.8%

3. L.A. Lakers -- 7.4%

4. Chicago - 3.7%

Last year: L.A. Lakers -- 63.0%

Which team will win the Western Conference?

1. Oklahoma City -- 67.9%

2. L.A. Lakers -- 17.9%

3. Portland -- 7.1%

San Antonio -- 7.1%

Last year: L.A. Lakers -- 96.4%

Which team will win the Northwest Division?

1. Oklahoma City -- 71.4%

2. Portland -- 28.6%

Last year: Oklahoma City -- 63.0%

Who will win the 2011-12 MVP?

1. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 55.6%

2. LeBron James, Miami -- 44.4%

Last year: Kevin Durant -- 66.7%

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

T1. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 37.0%

T1. LeBron James, Miami -- 37.0%

3. Derrick Rose, Chicago -- 14.8%

4. Dwight Howard, Orlando -- 7.4%

5. Dwyane Wade, Miami -- 3.7%

Last year: Kevin Durant - 55.6%

Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments?

1. Dwight Howard, Orlando -- 29.6%

2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 22.2%

3. LeBron James, Miami -- 18.5%

4. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas -- 14.8%

5. Derrick Rose, Chicago -- 7.4%

Last year: Kobe Bryant -- 35.7%

Which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2011-12?

1. James Harden, Oklahoma City -- 21.4%

T2. Ty Lawson, Denver -- 10.7%

T2. Kyle Lowry, Houston -- 10.7%

T4. Paul George, Indiana -- 7.1%

T4. Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia -- 7.1%

T4. Marcus Thornton, Sacramento -- 7.1%

Last year: Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook -- 14.8%

Who is the best point guard in the NBA?

1. Derrick Rose, Chicago -- 59.3%

2. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 37.0%

3. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City -- 3.7%

Last year: Deron Williams -- 50.0%

Who is the best small forward in the NBA?

1. LeBron James, Miami -- 77.8%

2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 18.5%

3. Carmelo Anthony, New York -- 3.7%

Last year: LeBron James -- 67.9%

Who is the best power forward in the NBA?

1. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas -- 41.1%

2. Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers -- 17.9%

3. Kevin Love, Minnesota -- 14.3%

4. LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland -- 10.7%

5. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 7.1%

Last year: Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki -- 28.6%

Which international player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2011-12?

1. Ricky Rubio, Minnesota -- 37.0%

2. Nicolas Batum, Portland -- 14.8%

3. Danilo Gallinari, Denver -- 11.1%

T4. Andrea Bargnani, Toronto -- 7.4%

T4. Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City -- 7.4%

T4. Jonas Jerebko, Detroit -- 7.4%

Which team is the most fun to watch?

1. Miami -- 33.3%

2. L.A. Clippers -- 29.6%

3. Oklahoma City -- 18.5%

Last year: Oklahoma City - 51.8%

Which team has the best home-court advantage?

1. Oklahoma City -- 44.4%

2. Utah -- 22.2%

3. Denver -- 14.8%

4. Chicago -- 7.4%

Last year: Utah -- 46.4%

Which player is the fastest with the ball?

1. Derrick Rose, Chicago -- 57.7%

T2. John Wall, Washington -- 7.7%

T2. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City -- 7.7%

Last year: Derrick Rose -- 21.4%

Which player is the best at getting his own shot?

1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers -- 35.7%

2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 21.4%

T3. LeBron James, Miami -- 14.3%

T3. Dwyane Wade, Miami -- 14.3%

Last year: Kobe Bryant -- 70.4%

Which player would you want taking a shot with the game on the line?

1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers -- 48.1%

2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 30.8%

Last year: Kobe Bryant -- 78.6%


To see the full survey results, visit nba.com.

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