Tuesday October 20th, 2015

A majority of NBA general managers picked the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the 2016 NBA Finals ahead of the season’s start, reports NBA.com’s John Schuhmann.

The Cavaliers, who garnered 53.6% of votes to win the next NBA championship, finished second last season to the Golden State Warriors. The San Antonio Spurs received 25% of votes to win the title, while the reigning NBA champion Warriors finished third with 17.9%.

The GMs also indicated with an overwhelming majority of 86.2% that Anthony Davis, and not LeBron James, would be their top choice to anchor a franchise today.

In the survey, however, James was selected with 39.3% of votes to win the NBA MVP Award, and Jahlil Okafor was given 44.8% of votes to win the Rookie of the Year honor.

The 2015–16 season begins on Oct. 27.

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