NBA general managers are playing it safe with predictions this season. In a poll of all 30 GMs conducted by NBA.com the Miami Heat were chosen to win their third consecutive title and LeBron James was selected to capture his second straight MVP. James would join Michael Jordan and Bill Russell with five MVPs. Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (six) has more. For the first time in the 12-year history of the survey Kobe Bryant was not voted the top shooting guard in the league. That honor went to the Houston Rockets' James Harden. The Orlando Magic's Victor Oladipo was voted most likely to be rookie of the year. The GMs also selected the Heat to win the title last season. This year the Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs tied for second place in voting for most likely team to win it all.
GMs go with Heat, LeBron James
ESPN | Oct 23