Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
The annual GM survey was featured on NBA.com today and for the first time in a while the Wolves were featured a bit more prominently throughout. The survey is taken by all 30 NBA general managers on their opinions & predictions for the upcoming season.
The survey began with the usual questions: Who will with the 2014 Finals? Eastern Conference Champs? Western Conference? MVP?
Champions? Miami Heat, 75.9%
East Champs? Miami Heat, 86.2%
West Champs? San Antonio Spurs, 40%
MVP? LeBron James, Miami; 69%
Today we're looking at what categories feature the Timberwolves, the players and the coaches...
Which Player is Most Likely to Have a Breakout Season in 2013-14?
1.) Anthony Davis, Pelicans; 27.6%
OTHERS: Kevin Love, TWolves
Who is the Best Power Forward in the NBA?
1.) Tim Duncan, Spurs; 31%
2.) Kevin Love, TWolves; 27.6%
Which Team will be Most Improved in 2013-14?
1.) Detroit Pistons; 16.7%
T-2.) Brooklyn, Cleveland, Houston, Minnesota, New Orleans & Wizards; 13.3%
Which International Player is Most Likely to Have a Breakout Season?
1.) Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto; 39.3%
2.) Ricky Rubio, TWolves; 17.9%
OTHERS: Nikola Pekovic, TWolves & Alexey Shved, TWolves
Which Head Coach Makes the Best In-Game Adjustments?
1.) Gregg Popovich, Spurs; 27.6%
2.) Rick Carlisle, Mavericks; 24.1%
3.) Doc Rivers, Clippers; 13.8%
T-4.) Rick Adelman, TWolves & Tom Thibodeau, Bulls; 13.8%
Which Head Coach Runs the Best Offense?
1.) Gregg Popovich, Spurs; 37.9%
2.) Rick Adelman, TWolves; 20.7%
Which Player is Best Moving Without the Ball?
1.) Ray Allen, Heat; 36.7%
OTHERS: Kevin Martin, TWolves
Best Offensive Rebounder?
1.) Kevin Love, TWolves; 41.4%
1.) Chris Paul, Clippers; 46.7%
T-2.) Rajon Rondo, Celtics & Ricky Rubio, TWolves; 16.7%
Makes the Most of Limited Natural Ability? (Unofficial White Guy Award)
1.) Kevin Love, TWolves; 24.1%
5.) J.J. Barea, TWolves; 6.9%
OTHERS: Nikola Peković, TWolves
You can find the full results from the GM Survery on NBA.com here.
I would also suggest checking out Kevin Love's twitter feed to get his feelings on winning the Unofficial White Guy Award for the second-straight season...
That's all for now, thank you for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
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