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NBA GM Survey: 2003-04 Edition

Welcome to the NBA GM Survey, a comprehensive look back at the predictions and insights from the 2003-04 season. Here, we’ll review the expectations and opinions of the league’s general managers, providing you with a fascinating glimpse into the minds of these basketball experts.

Predictions:

Who will win the 2004 NBA Finals?

According to the survey, the Los Angeles Lakers were favored to win the 2004 NBA Finals, with 52.4% of the votes. The San Antonio Spurs came in second with 23.8%, and the Sacramento Kings received 9.5% of the votes. Other teams that received votes included the New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, and Miami Heat.

Who will win the 2003-04 MVP?

The survey showed a tie for the player most likely to win the MVP award that season. Both Tim Duncan from the San Antonio Spurs and Shaquille O’Neal from the Los Angeles Lakers received 42.9% of the votes. Other players who received votes included Kevin Garnett (Minnesota), Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers), and Chris Webber (Sacramento).

Which player has the greatest hunger to win the championship in 2003-04?

Based on the responses, Karl Malone from the L.A. Lakers was perceived to have the greatest hunger to win the championship, with 38.1% of the votes. Gary Payton (L.A. Lakers) came in second with 19.0%, followed by Kevin Garnett (Minnesota) with 14.3%. Other players receiving votes included Jason Kidd (New Jersey), Alonzo Mourning (New Jersey), Allen Iverson (Philadelphia), and Shaquille O’Neal (L.A. Lakers).

Which team will win the Eastern Conference?

The New Jersey Nets were the favored team to win the Eastern Conference, receiving 57.1% of the votes. The Indiana Pacers came in second with 19.0%, followed by the Detroit Pistons with 9.5%. Other teams that received votes included the Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, and Miami Heat.

Which team will win the Atlantic Division?

According to the survey, the New Jersey Nets were predicted to win the Atlantic Division with 80.8% of the votes. The Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, and Philadelphia 76ers all received 4.8% of the votes, tying for second place.

Which team will win the Central Division?

The Detroit Pistons were the favored team to win the Central Division with 61.9% of the votes. The Indiana Pacers came in second with 28.6%, followed by the New Orleans Hornets with 9.5%.

Which team will win the Midwest Division?

The San Antonio Spurs were predicted to win the Midwest Division with 61.9% of the votes. The Dallas Mavericks came in second with 23.8%, followed by the Minnesota Timberwolves with 9.5%. The Houston Rockets received 4.8% of the votes as well.

Which team will win the Pacific Division?

The Los Angeles Lakers were favored to win the Pacific Division with 61.9% of the votes. The Sacramento Kings came in second with 38.1%.

Players:

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

According to the survey, Kobe Bryant from the L.A. Lakers was the player most trusted to take a shot with the game on the line, receiving 52.4% of the votes. Reggie Miller (Indiana) came in second with 14.3%, and Tim Duncan (San Antonio) received 9.5% of the votes. Other players who received votes included Peja Stojakovic (Sacramento), Tracy McGrady (Orlando), Nick Van Exel (Golden State), Ray Allen (Seattle), and Paul Pierce (Boston).

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

The survey indicated that Tim Duncan from the San Antonio Spurs was the player most desired to start a franchise with, receiving 57.1% of the votes. Shaquille O’Neal (L.A. Lakers) came in second with 28.6%, followed by Kevin Garnett (Minnesota) with 9.5%. Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers) and Tracy McGrady (Orlando) also received votes.

Who is the toughest player in the NBA?

According to the survey, Ben Wallace from the Detroit Pistons was considered the toughest player in the NBA, receiving 40.5% of the votes. Ron Artest (Indiana) came in second with 21.4%, followed by Allen Iverson (Philadelphia) with 19.0%. Other players who received votes included Shaquille O’Neal (L.A. Lakers), Kenyon Martin (New Jersey), and Charles Oakley.

Who is the best point guard in the NBA?

Jason Kidd from the New Jersey Nets was voted the best point guard in the NBA, receiving an overwhelming 95.2% of the votes. Steve Nash (Dallas) came in second with 4.8% of the votes.

Who is the best shooting guard in the NBA?

Kobe Bryant from the L.A. Lakers was considered the best shooting guard in the NBA, receiving 52.4% of the votes. Tracy McGrady (Orlando) came in third with 33.3%. Other players who received votes included Paul Pierce (Boston), Ray Allen (Seattle), and Allen Iverson (Philadelphia).

Who is the best small forward in the NBA?

Based on the survey, Tracy McGrady from the Orlando Magic was considered the best small forward in the NBA, receiving 38.1% of the votes. Kevin Garnett (Minnesota) came in second with 33.3%, followed by Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas) with 14.3%. Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers), Peja Stojakovic (Sacramento), and Paul Pierce (Boston) also received votes.

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Who is the best power forward in the NBA?

Tim Duncan from the San Antonio Spurs was voted the best power forward in the NBA, receiving an overwhelming 73.8% of the votes. Kevin Garnett (Minnesota) came in second with 21.4% of the votes. Jermaine O’Neal (Indiana) and Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas) tied for third place with 4.8% of the votes.

Who is the best center in the NBA?

Shaquille O’Neal from the L.A. Lakers was considered the best center in the NBA, receiving 80.9% of the votes. Tim Duncan (San Antonio) came in second with 19.1% of the votes.

Which team will win the Western Conference?

The survey indicated that the Los Angeles Lakers were favored to win the Western Conference, receiving 57.1% of the votes. The San Antonio Spurs came in second with 23.8%, followed by the Sacramento Kings with 14.3%. The Dallas Mavericks received 4.8% of the votes as well.

Which team made the best offseason moves?

According to the survey, the Los Angeles Lakers made the best offseason moves, with 54.8% of the votes. The Minnesota Timberwolves came in second with 45.2% of the votes.

Which player has the best post moves?

Tim Duncan from the San Antonio Spurs was considered to have the best post moves, receiving 95.2% of the votes. Shaquille O’Neal (L.A. Lakers) also received 4.8% of the votes.

Which player is the best passing big man?

Vlade Divac from the Sacramento Kings was voted the best passing big man, receiving 38.1% of the votes. Tim Duncan (San Antonio) came in second with 33.3%, followed by Kevin Garnett (Minnesota) with 14.3%. Other players who received votes included Yao Ming (Houston) and Chris Webber (Sacramento).

Which player is best at making his teammates better?

Jason Kidd from the New Jersey Nets was considered the player best at making his teammates better, receiving 76.2% of the votes. Tim Duncan (San Antonio) came in second with 19.0%, and Tracy McGrady (Orlando) received 4.8% of the votes.

Which player has the best court smarts?

Jason Kidd from the New Jersey Nets was voted the player with the best court smarts, receiving 61.9% of the votes. Tim Duncan (San Antonio) came in second with 23.8%. Other players who received votes included Steve Nash (Dallas), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas), and Reggie Miller (Indiana).

Which player is the best on-court leader?

Jason Kidd from the New Jersey Nets was considered the best on-court leader, receiving 57.1% of the votes. Tim Duncan (San Antonio) came in second with 19.0%, followed by Kevin Garnett (Minnesota) with 9.5%. Other players who received votes included Steve Nash (Dallas) and Sam Cassell (Minnesota).

Which player is the best locker room leader?

Based on the survey, Michael Curry from the Toronto Raptors was voted the best locker room leader, receiving 19.0% of the votes. Kevin Garnett (Minnesota) came in second with 14.3%, and Avery Johnson (Golden State) received 9.5% of the votes. Other players who received votes included Jason Kidd (New Jersey), Ray Allen (Seattle), Eric Snow (Philadelphia), Juwan Howard (Orlando), Antonio Davis (Toronto), Ben Wallace (Detroit), Tim Duncan (San Antonio), and Darrell Armstrong (New Orleans).

Offense:

Which team will be the most fun to watch?

According to the survey, the Dallas Mavericks were predicted to be the most fun team to watch, with 42.9% of the votes. The Sacramento Kings came in second with 23.8%, followed by the Cleveland Cavaliers with 14.3%. The Los Angeles Lakers, New Jersey Nets, and Seattle Sonics also received votes.

Which player is the most athletic?

Tracy McGrady from the Orlando Magic was voted the most athletic player, receiving 40.0% of the votes. Kevin Garnett (Minnesota) came in second with 14.3% of the votes. Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers) and Desmond Mason (Milwaukee) tied for third place with 14.3% as well. Other players who received votes included Vince Carter (Toronto), Shawn Marion (Phoenix), Jason Richardson (Golden State), and Steve Francis (Houston).

Which player is the fastest with the ball?

Allen Iverson from the Philadelphia 76ers was considered the fastest player with the ball, receiving 42.9% of the votes. Jason Kidd (New Jersey) came in second with 33.3%, followed by Earl Boykins (Denver) with 9.5%. Other players who received votes included Tony Parker (San Antonio), Jason Terry (Atlanta), and Jason Williams (Memphis).

Which player is the best fast-break finisher?

Based on the survey, Kobe Bryant from the L.A. Lakers was voted the best fast-break finisher, receiving 33.3% of the votes. Allen Iverson (Philadelphia) came in second with 14.3%, and Shawn Marion (Phoenix) received 11.9% of the votes. Other players who received votes included Tracy McGrady (Orlando), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota), Jason Richardson (Golden State), Paul Pierce (Boston), Kenyon Martin (New Jersey), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas), and Jason Kidd (New Jersey).

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Which player is the best pure shooter?

Ray Allen from the Seattle Sonics was considered the best pure shooter, receiving 33.3% of the votes. Allan Houston (New York) came in second with 23.8% of the votes, followed by Peja Stojakovic (Sacramento) with 19.0%. Other players who received votes included Reggie Miller (Indiana), Steve Nash (Dallas), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas), and Wally Szczerbiak (Minnesota).

Defense:

Who will win Defensive Player of the Year?

Ben Wallace from the Detroit Pistons was predicted to win the Defensive Player of the Year award, receiving 38.1% of the votes. Tim Duncan (San Antonio) came in second with 19.0% of the votes, followed by Kevin Garnett (Minnesota) with 14.3%. Other players who received votes included Gary Payton (L.A. Lakers), Theo Ratliff (Atlanta), Ron Artest (Indiana), Shaquille O’Neal (L.A. Lakers), and Jason Kidd (New Jersey).

Who is the NBA’s best perimeter defender?

Bruce Bowen from the San Antonio Spurs was considered the best perimeter defender in the NBA, receiving 28.6% of the votes. Ron Artest (Indiana) came in second with 14.3%, followed by Gary Payton (L.A. Lakers) with 14.3%. Other players who received votes included Jason Kidd (New Jersey), Doug Christie (Sacramento), Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers), Scottie Pippen (Chicago), Kenyon Martin (New Jersey), and Shane Battier (Memphis).

Who is the NBA’s best interior defender?

Ben Wallace from the Detroit Pistons was voted the best interior defender in the NBA, receiving 71.4% of the votes. Shaquille O’Neal (L.A. Lakers) came in second with 14.3% of the votes. Other players who received votes included Kevin Garnett (Minnesota), Tim Duncan (San Antonio), and Kenyon Martin (New Jersey).

Rookies, International & Miscellaneous:

Who will win Rookie of the Year?

LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers was predicted to win Rookie of the Year, receiving 81.0% of the votes. Carmelo Anthony (Denver) came in second with 19.0% of the votes.

Which international rookie is most ready to contribute this season?

Based on the survey, Darko Milicic from the Detroit Pistons was considered the international rookie most ready to contribute, receiving 55.0% of the votes. Zarko Cabarkapa (Phoenix) came in second with 20.0% of the votes, and Zoran Planinic (New Jersey) and Boris Diaw (Atlanta) tied for third with 10.0% of the votes. Mickael Pietrus (Golden State) also received votes.

Which rookie will be the best player in five years?

LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers was predicted to be the best player in five years, receiving 81.0% of the votes. Dwyane Wade (Miami) came in second with 9.5% of the votes, and Carmelo Anthony (Denver) and Mickael Pietrus (Golden State) tied for third with 4.8% of the votes.

Which rookie is most likely to be a sleeper success?

Based on the survey, Boris Diaw from the Atlanta Hawks was considered the rookie most likely to be a sleeper success, receiving 15.8% of the votes. Jarvis Hayes (Washington) and Josh Howard (Dallas) tied for second place with 10.5% of the votes. Other players who received votes included T.J. Ford (Milwaukee), Troy Bell (Memphis), Nick Collison (Seattle), Willie Green (Philadelphia), Travis Outlaw (Portland), Zaza Pachulia (Orlando), Mike Sweetney (New York), David West (New Orleans), Steve Blake (Washington), Marquis Daniels (Dallas), Maciej Lampe (New York), and Luke Walton (L.A. Lakers).

Which player acquisition will make the biggest impact?

LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers was predicted to make the biggest impact after being acquired by the team, receiving 35.0% of the votes. Gary Payton (L.A. Lakers) came in second with 20.0% of the votes. Karl Malone (L.A. Lakers) and Alonzo Mourning (New Jersey) tied for third with 10.0% of the votes. Other players who received votes included Latrell Sprewell (Minnesota), Brad Miller (Sacramento), Antawn Jamison (Dallas), Jake Tsakalidis (Memphis), and Jermaine O’Neal (Indiana, re-signed).

Which team will be most improved in 2003-04?

According to the survey, the Cleveland Cavaliers were predicted to be the most improved team in the 2003-04 season, receiving 33.3% of the votes. The Chicago Bulls came in second with 19.0%, followed by the Houston Rockets with 14.3%. Other teams that received votes included the Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, and Denver Nuggets.

Who is the best international player in the NBA?

Dirk Nowitzki from the Dallas Mavericks was voted the best international player in the NBA, receiving 87.5% of the votes. Pau Gasol (Memphis) came in second with 7.5% of the votes, followed by Peja Stojakovic (Sacramento) with 5.0%.

Which three countries, excluding the U.S., are most likely to produce the most NBA players in the next decade?

The survey indicated that Serbia & Montenegro were predicted to produce the most NBA players in the next decade, receiving 31.5% of the votes. China and Russia tied for second place with 14.8% of the votes. Other countries that received votes included Argentina, France, Croatia, Lithuania, Spain, Brazil, Turkey, and Italy.

Which country, including the U.S., produces the most fundamentally sound basketball players?

According to the survey, Serbia & Montenegro were considered to produce the most fundamentally sound basketball players, receiving 47.5% of the votes. The United States came in second with 30.0% of the votes, followed by Croatia with 10.0%. Other countries that received votes included Lithuania and Spain.

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Which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2003-04?

Mehmet Okur from the Detroit Pistons, Yao Ming from the Houston Rockets, and Eddy Curry from the Chicago Bulls tied for first place, each receiving 14.3% of the votes. Other players who received votes included Lamar Odom (Miami), Richard Jefferson (New Jersey), Nenê (Denver), Vladimir Radmanovic (Seattle), Zydrunas Ilgauskas (Cleveland), Kenyon Martin (New Jersey), Amare Stoudemire (Phoenix), Jason Richardson (Golden State), Kwame Brown (Washington), Corey Maggette (L.A. Clippers), and Shawn Marion (Phoenix).

Which international player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2003-04?

Yao Ming from the Houston Rockets was considered the international player most likely to have a breakout season, receiving 35.7% of the votes. Pau Gasol (Memphis) came in second with 19.0% of the votes, tied with Manu Ginobili (San Antonio) and Hedo Turkoglu (San Antonio) who both received 9.5% of the votes. Other players who received votes included Mehmet Okur (Detroit), Andrei Kirilenko (Utah), Tony Parker (San Antonio), Vladimir Radmanovic (Seattle), Marko Jaric (L.A. Clippers), and Nenê (Denver).

Coaches:

Who is the NBA’s best head coach?

Larry Brown from the Detroit Pistons was voted the best head coach in the NBA, receiving 42.9% of the votes. Gregg Popovich (San Antonio) came in second with 19.0% of the votes, followed by Phil Jackson (L.A. Lakers) with 14.3%. Other coaches who received votes included Flip Saunders (Minnesota), Pat Riley (Miami), Jerry Sloan (Utah), and Nate McMillan (Seattle).

Which head coach is the best manager and motivator?

Phil Jackson from the L.A. Lakers was considered the best manager and motivator among head coaches, receiving 40.5% of the votes. Pat Riley (Miami) came in second with 21.4% of the votes, followed by Larry Brown (Detroit) with 19.0%. Other coaches who received votes included Hubie Brown (Memphis), Gregg Popovich (San Antonio), and Jerry Sloan (Utah).

Which head coach is the best strategic/X’s and O’s coach?

Larry Brown from the Detroit Pistons was voted the best strategic/X’s and O’s coach, receiving 33.3% of the votes. Jeff Van Gundy (Houston) came in second with 14.3% of the votes, tied with Rick Carlisle (Indiana) and Pat Riley (Miami) who both received 9.5% of the votes. Other coaches who received votes included Gregg Popovich (San Antonio), Jim O’Brien (Boston), and Jerry Sloan (Utah).

Which head coach is the best at developing young players?

Larry Brown from the Detroit Pistons was considered the best head coach at developing young players, receiving 23.8% of the votes. Eric Musselman (Golden State) came in second with 14.3% of the votes, tied with Jeff Bzdelik (Denver) and Paul Silas (Cleveland) who both received 9.5% of the votes. Other coaches who received votes included Nate McMillan (Seattle), Jim O’Brien (Boston), Rick Carlisle (Indiana), Rick Adelman (Sacramento), Pat Riley (Miami), Don Nelson (Dallas), Doc Rivers (Orlando), and Gregg Popovich (San Antonio).

Who is the best assistant coach?

Del Harris from the Dallas Mavericks was voted the best assistant coach, receiving 14.3% of the votes. Dwane Casey (Seattle), Marc Iavaroni (Phoenix), Stan Van Gundy (Miami), and Phil Johnson (Utah) all tied for second place with 4.8% of the votes. Other coaches who received votes included Tex Winter, Jim Cleamons, Jim Lynam, Mike Brown, Bob Ociepka, and Mike D’Antoni.

Which active player will make the best head coach someday?

Avery Johnson from the Golden State Warriors was considered the active player most likely to make the best head coach someday, receiving 33.3% of the votes. Mark Jackson came in second with 28.6% of the votes, followed by Eric Snow (Philadelphia) with 9.5%. Other players who received votes included Steve Smith, Karl Malone (L.A. Lakers), Jason Kidd (New Jersey), Michael Curry (Toronto), and Darrell Armstrong (New Orleans).

Q: Who were the top contenders predicted to win the 2004 NBA Finals?

A: According to the survey, the Los Angeles Lakers were the favorites to win the 2004 NBA Finals, followed by the San Antonio Spurs and the Sacramento Kings.

Q: Which players were voted the best in their respective positions in the NBA?

A: Based on the survey, the best players in each position were as follows:

  • Point Guard: Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets)
  • Shooting Guard: Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers)
  • Small Forward: Tracy McGrady (Orlando Magic)
  • Power Forward: Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Center: Shaquille O’Neal (L.A. Lakers)

In the 2003-04 NBA GM Survey, the Los Angeles Lakers were favored to win the NBA Finals, while Tim Duncan and Shaquille O’Neal tied for the MVP vote. The survey also provided insights on the best players in each position, as well as predictions for the most improved team and future breakout stars. With the opinions of the league’s general managers, this survey offered a glimpse into the expectations and perceptions of the upcoming season. Feel free to explore the complete survey history for more intriguing insights into the NBA. For more information, visit Osceolagarage.com.