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In a survey done by NBA.com, they asked GM's questions and these are their choices.

Who will win the 2009-10 MVP?
1. LeBron James, Cleveland 69.0%
2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 17.2%
3. Dwight Howard, Orlando 6.9%
Also receiving votes:
Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Dwyane Wade, Miami
- Last year: LeBron James 55.6%

If you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the NBA, who would it be?
1. LeBron James, Cleveland 78.6%
2. Dwight Howard, Orlando 14.3%
3. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 7.1%
- Last year: LeBron James 66.7%

Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments?
1. LeBron James, Cleveland 39.3%
2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 23.2%
3. Dwight Howard, Orlando 14.3%
4. Chris Paul, New Orleans 12.5%
Also receiving votes:
Lamar Odom, L.A. Lakers; Shaquille O'Neal, Cleveland; Dwyane Wade, Miami
- Last year: Kobe Bryant 63.0%

Which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2009-10?
1. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City 25.9%
2. Anthony Randolph, Golden State 14.8%
3. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City 7.4%
3. Louis Williams, Philadelphia 7.4%
Also receiving votes:
LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland; Gilbert Arenas, Washington; Aaron Brooks, Houston; Jonny Flynn, Minnesota; Rudy Gay, Memphis; Greg Oden, Portland; Brandon Roy, Portland; Ramon Sessions, Minnesota; J.R. Smith, Denver; Rodney Stuckey, Detroit; Hakim Warrick, Milwaukee; Thaddeus Young, Philadelphia
- Last year: Andrew Bynum 18.5%

Who is the best point guard in the NBA?
1. Chris Paul, New Orleans 77.8%
2. Deron Williams, Utah 14.8%
3. Steve Nash, Phoenix 7.4%
- Last year: Chris Paul 88.9%

Who is the best shooting guard in the NBA?
1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 89.7%
Also receiving votes:
Ray Allen, Boston; Brandon Roy, Portland; Dwyane Wade, Miami
- Last year: Kobe Bryant 92.6%

Who is the best small forward in the NBA?
1. LeBron James, Cleveland 96.6%
2. Carmelo Anthony, Denver 3.4%
- Last year: LeBron James 92.6%

Who is the best power forward in the NBA?
1. Tim Duncan, San Antonio 58.6%
2. Kevin Garnett, Boston 20.7%
3. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas 10.3%
Also receiving votes:
Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers; Dwight Howard, Orlando; Amare'e Stoudemire, Phoenix
- Last year: Tim Duncan 51.9%

Who is the best center in the NBA?
1. Dwight Howard, Orlando 82.1%
2. Tim Duncan, San Antonio 17.9%
- Last year: Dwight Howard 55.6%


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GMs are dumber than i

GMs are dumber than i thought...
this one made me laugh
http://www.nba.com/news/features/gmsurvey.defense/index.html

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I agree with the picks, but

I agree with the picks, but if I was building a franchise and had to pick a player to build it around... I'd pick Dwight Howard over LeBron and Kobe because of his ability to dominate the paint both offensively and defensively. I have a feeling that Howard is going to put it all together this season and they'll be able to run the offense through him. He's my sleeper pick for MVP.

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Dwight over LeBron?

What? LeBron is the most complete player in the NBA. Dwight has too many flaws in his game to be taken over LeBron. I'd take a healthy Yao over D12 any day.

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Kobe is the most complete

Kobe is the most complete player in the game because Lebron is still lacking that jumpshot and the unguardableness(if thats a word) of Kobe. But if I was a GM and had to pick a player to build around it would probably be Kevin Durant hes very young and unlike Lebron he doesnt rely on his athletism so when he gets older there wont be a huge drop from where hes at when hes in his prime.

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LeBron

Is twice as strong as KD ever will be and he has the vision of a top PG which KD does not. LeBron can improve his jumper in the future. KD hasn't proved a thing to me that would even put him in the same sentence of someone like LeBron or Kobe.

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Yea if I was choosing a team

Yea if I was choosing a team from scratch, it would be Lebron. Much more well-rounded and you never have to worry about him being taken out of games as Howard was at times in the playoffs/Finals and he has the ability to make teammates better.

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Lebron is also 4 years older

Lebron is also 4 years older than KD and he can improve his strength just like Lebron can improve his jumpshot.

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If Lebron was the same age

If Lebron was the same age as KD I would take him and I think Lebron will have a little better career but not alot better career. And I wouldnt say KD had more talent around him he only had a rookie in Westbrook that was any good everyone else on there team sucked.

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gregoden08

I think basketball is best played from the inside out and is won in the paint, so that's why I think it's better to build your team around a dominant center. Even Phil Jackson said if he was starting a franchise, he'd pick Howard over Kobe and LeBron to build it around.

Other than his offensive moves/post game and offensive IQ, which are improving, I don't see very many flaws in Howard's game. He averaged 20+ points last year and his offense is still a work in progress lol. He makes his teammates so much better. On offense, you have to double/triple team him which creates wider driving lanes and open shots. Why do you think Orlando made it so far last season? He also makes his teammates better defensively. You can guard the perimeter with a lot more confidence when you know you have a great defensive center behind you protecting the paint.

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