A majority of NBA general managers picked the Cavaliers to win the league’s 2016 title ahead of the season’s start.
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%.
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.
- Kayla Lombardo