Who Will Win it All This Year?
Every season the NBA General Managers and front office’s get surveyed and vote on the regular season awards, trophies and titles that will be given out throughout the year. This is an anonymous survey and no teams can vote for themselves or their players. The most intriguing vote is obviously who will take home the grand prize of NBA Champion. This season, there was an overwhelming dominance in votes for the Miami Heat to repeat as champions. 70% of executives voted for the Heat to win it all while the Lakers received 23% and the Thunder closed it out with 7%. I know that Miami and the Thunder made it to the Finals last year and the Lakers had the biggest offseason of any team in the league, but does that make the 3 of them the only viable candidates to win the whole thing? With teams like the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs filled with quality veteran rosters and new young and developing teams like the Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets and even the Brooklyn Nets, I feel that there is a lot more competition out there than the NBA executives seem to think. I don’t feel this season is so cut and dry and I would like to see who everyone out there feels will win it all this year.