General managers across the NBA believe in Kevin Durant and the Nets.
A whopping 72 percent of league GMs picked star-laden Brooklyn to win the franchise’s first NBA championship this season in NBA.com’s yearly GM survey. Durant was also the favorite to earn MVP honors.
The Nets lost in the second round of the playoffs last spring to eventual champion Milwaukee Bucks to conclude an injury-riddled season for Durant and Big-3 brethren James Harden and Kyrie Irving. They were followed in the polling of 30 GMs by the Lakers (17 percent) and the Bucks (10 percent) to win the title.
Durant received 37 percent of the MVP vote, followed by Dallas’ Luka Doncic (33%) and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo (13%).