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Check out where the Golden State Warriors show up in the 2015 NBA GM survey.

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The Golden State Warriors obviously have the attention of the NBA after winning the 2015 title. And while there are plenty of NBA GMs who recognize the elite stature of the Dubs, there are some who doubt an encore performance for 2016. Championship predictions aside, there's a LOT of love for the Warriors this year.

Here are the highlights from the 2015 NBA GM Survey:

> Which team will win the 2016 NBA Finals?
1. Cleveland -- 53.6%
2. San Antonio -- 25.0%
3. Golden State -- 17.9%
4. Oklahoma City -- 3.6%
Last year: San Antonio -- 46.2%

> Who will win the 2015-16 MVP?
1. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 39.3%
2. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 25.0%
3. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 10.7%
James Harden, Houston -- 10.7%
5. Stephen Curry, Golden State -- 7.1%
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City -- 7.1%
Last year: LeBron James -- 67.9%

> Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments?
1. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 62.1%
2. Stephen Curry, Golden State -- 20.7%
3. James Harden, Houston -- 6.9%
Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 6.9%
5. DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento -- 3.4%
Last year: LeBron James -- 76.9%

> Which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2015-16?
1. Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota -- 17.2%
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee -- 13.8%
3. Bradley Beal, Washington -- 10.3%
Jabari Parker, Milwaukee -- 10.3%
5. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Harrison Barnes, Golden State; Mike Conley, Memphis; Andre Drummond, Detroit; Danilo Gallinari, Denver; Rudy Gobert, Utah; Tobias Harris, Orlando; Reggie Jackson, Detroit; Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio; C.J. McCollum, Portland; Shabazz Muhammed, Minnesota; Victor Oladipo, Orlando; Otto Porter, Washington; Marcus Smart, Boston
Last year: Anthony Davis -- 29.6%

> Who is the best point guard in the NBA?
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State -- 55.2%
2. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 24.1%
3. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City -- 17.2%
4. Mike Conley, Memphis -- 3.4%
Last year: Chris Paul -- 71.4%

> Who is the best shooting guard in the NBA?
1. James Harden, Houston -- 79.3%
2. Klay Thompson, Golden State -- 10.3%
Also receiving votes: Jimmy Butler, Chicago; Stephen Curry, Golden State; Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City
Last year: James Harden -- 63.0%

> Who is the best defensive player in the NBA?
1. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio -- 27.6%
2. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 17.2%
3. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 13.8%
4. Tony Allen, Memphis -- 10.3%
5. Draymond Green, Golden State -- 6.9%
DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers -- 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Marc Gasol, Memphis; Rudy Gobert, Utah; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City; Andre Iguodala, Golden State
Last year: Joakim Noah -- 35.7%

> Who is the best perimeter defender in the NBA?
1. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio -- 44.8%
2. Tony Allen, Memphis -- 17.2%
3. Jimmy Butler, Chicago -- 10.3%
LeBron James, Cleveland -- 10.3%
Also receiving votes: DeMarre Carroll, Toronto; Andre Iguodala, Golden State; Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers; Klay Thompson, Golden State; Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City
Last year: LeBron James -- 25.0 %

> Which is the best defensive team in the NBA?
1. Golden State -- 58.6%
2. Memphis -- 34.5%
Also receiving votes: Chicago, Cleveland
Last year: Chicago -- 85.7%

> Who is the best head coach in the NBA?
1. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio -- 93.1%
Also receiving votes: Mike Budenholzer, Atlanta; Steve Kerr, Golden State
Last year: Gregg Popovich -- 92.9%

> Which head coach is the best manager/motivator of people?
1. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio -- 48.3%
2. Doc Rivers, L.A. Clippers -- 31.0%
3. Steve Kerr, Golden State -- 13.8%
Also receiving votes: Brett Brown, Philadelphia; Erik Spoelstra, Miami
Last year: Gregg Popovich -- 57.1%

> Which head coach makes the best in-game adjustments?
1. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio -- 37.9%
2. Rick Carlisle, Dallas -- 31.0%
3. Steve Kerr, Golden State -- 10.3%
4. Jason Kidd, Milwaukee -- 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Steve Clifford, Charlotte; Erik Spoelstra, Miami; Brad Stevens, Boston; Stan Van Gundy, Detroit
Last year: Gregg Popovich --46.4%

> Which head coach runs the best offense?
1. Steve Kerr, Golden State -- 58.6%
2. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio -- 27.6%
3. Mike Budenholzer, Atlanta -- 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Rick Carlisle, Dallas; Brad Stevens, Boston
Last year: Gregg Popovich -- 77.8%

> Which head coach has the best defensive schemes?
1. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio -- 31.0%
2. Dave Joerger, Memphis -- 27.6%
3. Steve Kerr, Golden State -- 13.8%
4. Steve Clifford, Charlotte -- 6.9%
Jason Kidd, Milwaukee -- 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Brad Stevens, Boston; Tom Thibodeau; Stan Van Gundy, Detroit; Frank Vogel, Indiana
Last year: Tom Thibodeau -- 92.9%

> Who is the best assistant coach in the NBA?
1. Ron Adams, Golden State -- 24.1%
2. Tyronn Lue, Cleveland -- 20.4%
3. Ettore Messina, San Antonio -- 11.1%
Also receiving votes: J.B. Bickerstaff, Houston; Jim Boylen, Chicago; Dan Burke, Indiana; Lawrence Frank, L.A. Clippers; Tim Grgurich; Adrian Griffin, Orlando; Melvin Hunt, Dallas; Nate McMillan, Indiana; Micah Nori, Denver; Nick Nurse, Toronto; Monty Williams, Oklahoma City; Mike Woodson, L.A. Clippers
Last year: Alvin Gentry -- 17.9%

> Which team is the most fun to watch?
1. Golden State -- 93.1%
Also receiving votes: Cleveland, Oklahoma City
Last year: Golden State -- 57.1%

> Which team has the best home-court advantage?
1. Golden State -- 65.5%
2. Oklahoma City -- 17.2%
3. Utah -- 10.3%
Also receiving votes: Cleveland, Denver
Last year: Oklahoma City -- 42.9%

> Which player is the best pure shooter?
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State -- 79.3%
2. Kyle Korver, Atlanta -- 10.3%
3. Klay Thompson, Golden State -- 6.9%
4. Anthony Morrow, Oklahoma City -- 3.4%
Last year: Stephen Curry -- 60.7%

> Which player is best at moving without the ball?
1. Kyle Korver, Atlanta -- 69.0%
2. Klay Thompson, Golden State -- 13.8%
3. J.J. Redick, L.A. Clippers -- 10.3%
Also receiving votes: Marco Belinelli, Sacramento; Jimmy Butler, Chicago
Last year: Kyle Korver -- 53.6%

> Which player is the best passer?
1. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 71.4%
2. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 10.7%
3. Stephen Curry, Golden State -- 7.1%
Rajon Rondo, Sacramento -- 7.1%
5. Ricky Rubio, Minnesota -- 3.6%
Last year: Chris Paul -- 64.3%

> What bench player makes the biggest impact when he enters the game?
1. Andre Iguodala, Golden State -- 37.9%
2. Isaiah Thomas, Boston -- 17.2%
3. Jamal Crawford, L.A. Clippers -- 10.3%
4. Tony Allen, Memphis -- 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Marco Belinelli, Sacramento; Corey Brewer, Houston; Taj Gibson, Chicago; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio; Draymond Green, Golden State; Nikola Mirotic, Chicago; Tristan Thompson; Lou Williams, L.A. Lakers
Last year: N/A

> Who is the toughest player in the NBA?
1. Tony Allen, Memphis -- 20.7%
2. Draymond Green, Golden State -- 17.2%
3. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers -- 6.9%
Jimmy Butler, Chicago -- 6.9%
Zach Randolph, Memphis -- 6.9%
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City -- 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Andrew Bogut, Golden State; Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio; LeBron James, Cleveland; Robin Lopez, New York; Wesley Matthews, Dallas; Joakim Noah, Chicago; Zaza Pachulia, Dallas; Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers; David West, San Antonio
Last year: Tony Allen -- 25.9%

> Who is the league's best role player?
1. Andre Iguodala, Golden State -- 20.7%
2. Draymond Green, Golden State -- 17.2%
3. Kyle Korver, Atlanta -- 13.8%
4. Danny Green, San Antonio -- 10.3%
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio -- 10.3%
6. Manu Ginobili, San Antonio -- 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee; Marco Belinelli, Sacramento; Jamal Crawford, L.A. Clippers; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City; Isaiah Thomas, Boston; Lou Williams, L.A. Lakers
Last year: Boris Diaw & Kenneth Faried -- 11.1%

> Which player has the best basketball IQ?
1. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 46.4%
2. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 35.7%
3. Stephen Curry, Golden State -- 10.7%
4. Tim Duncan, San Antonio -- 7.1%
Last year: Chris Paul -- 28.6%

> Which player would you want taking a shot with the game on the line?
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State -- 51.7%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 31.0%
3. James Harden, Houston -- 10.3%
4. Carmelo Anthony, New York -- 6.9%
Last year: Kevin Durant -- 76.9%

Full results of 2015 GM Survey

What do you all think? Do you agree with the GMs?