Survey: NBA GMs Tab Kevin Durant as MVP

The 20th annual GMs Survey has been revealed, with picks for major awards and accolades. Kevin Durant tops their choices as expected MVP.

In addition to the MVP, the GMs have tabbed KD's Brooklyn Nets to win the NBA championship. And while Durant just edged out Luka Doncic for MVP choice, the player those decision-makers would most like to build their franchise around? Luka. 

Other interesting votes included Jaren Jackson Jr. edging out Anthony Edwards for biggest breakout player, while Kyle Lowry was the runaway winner for new acquisition expected to make the biggest impact. 

All 30 NBA GMs were asked a variety of questions (48 in all) about players, teams, offseason moves, and more. They were not allowed to vote for their own team or player. 

Here's how the main survey responses panned out:

Which team will win the 2022 NBA Finals?

1. Brooklyn Nets — 72%
2. Los Angeles Lakers – 17%
3. Milwaukee Bucks – 10%

Who will win the 2021-22 MVP?

1. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn – 37%
2. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 33%
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 13%

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

1. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 43%
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 40%

Which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2020-21?

1. Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis – 17%
2. Anthony Edwards, Minnesota – 13%
3. Michael Porter Jr., Denver – 10%

Which one player acquisition will make the biggest impact?

1. Kyle Lowry, Miami – 77%
2. Russell Westbrook, L.A. Lakers – 17%

Which team will be most improved in 2021-22?

1. Chicago Bulls – 27%
2. Golden State Warriors – 13%
Los Angeles Lakers – 13%

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