29_35x90 knx_35x90

Lakers

Lakers Picked To Win West; Kobe, Howard Voted Best In Their Position

View Comments
(credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

(credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Lakers Central
Shop for Lakers Gear
Buy Lakers Tickets

NBA Scoreboard
NBA Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) NBA general managers are predicting the Miami Heat to repeat as NBA champions and LeBron James to win another MVP award.

The GMs gave high marks to the Los Angeles Lakers’ moves and picked them to win the Western Conference, but the Heat got 70 percent of the votes to win the 2013 championship.

Those were among the results of the annual NBA.com GM Survey, released Monday. All 30 executives were polled and could not vote for their own teams or players. Responders voted the Hornets’ Anthony Davis as the likely Rookie of the Year and the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich as the league’s best coach.

Kobe Bryant was voted as the best shooting guard, but is no longer Mr. Clutch as most GM’s picked Kevin Durant as the best closer in the game.

Dwight Howard was voted by the GMs as they best center for the sixth straight year.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,386 other followers