Timberwolves notable in NBA.com's GM survey

Wolves fall hard to the Milwaukee Bucks during a preseason game at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis.
Wolves fall hard to the Milwaukee Bucks during a preseason game at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis.

- After surveying the league’s general managers, NBA.com released the results gauging the best teams, players, coaches and other items before the 2015-16 NBA season. What does it mean? Perhaps nothing, but fresh (and some not so fresh) faces on the Timberwolves represented in multiple arenas.

The general managers were not allowed to vote for their own team or personnel.

Here's how the Wolves stacked up among a few results:

Which player is most likely to have a breakout season 2015-16?
1. Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota -- 17.2%
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee -- 13.8%
3. Bradley Beal, Washington -- 10.3%
Jabari Parker, Milwaukee -- 10.3%
5. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Harrison Barnes, Golden State; Mike Conley, Memphis; Andre Drummond, Detroit; Danilo Gallinari, Denver; Rudy Gobert, Utah; Tobias Harris, Orlando; Reggie Jackson, Detroit; Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio; C.J. McCollum, Portland; Shabazz Muhammed, Minnesota; Victor Oladipo, Orlando; Otto Porter, Washington; Marcus Smart, Boston

Which team will be most improved in 2015-16?
1. Oklahoma City -- 25.0%
2. Milwaukee -- 17.9%
3. New Orleans -- 14.3%
4. Miami -- 10.7%
5. Indiana -- 7.1%
Also receiving votes: Boston, Denver, L.A. Lakers, Minnesota, New York, Orlando, Utah

Who will win the 2015-16 Rookie of the Year?
1. Jahlil Okafor, Philadelphia -- 44.8%
2. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota -- 34.5%
3. Emmanuel Mudiay, Denver -- 13.8%
Also receiving votes: D'Angelo Russell, L.A. Lakers; Myles Turner, Indiana

Which rookie will be the best player in five years?
1. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota -- 62.1%
2. Emmanuel Mudiay, Denver -- 10.3%
3. Jahlil Okafor, Philadelphia -- 10.3%
4. D'Angelo Russell, L.A. Lakers -- 10.3%
Also receiving votes: Kristaps Porzingis, New York; Myles Turner, Indiana

Which active player will make the best head coach someday?
1. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 25.0%
2. Mike Conley, Memphis -- 14.3%
3. Steve Blake, Detroit -- 12.5%
4. Andre Miller, Minnesota -- 7.1%
5. Jarrett Jack, Brooklyn -- 5.4%
Also receiving votes: Caron Butler, Sacramento; Jared Dudley, Washington; Willie Green; Kirk Hinrich, Chicago; Jameer Nelson, Denver; Pablo Prigioni, L.A. Clippers; J.J. Redick, L.A. Clippers; Luis Scola, Toronto; Garrett Temple, Washington; David West, San Antonio

Which player is the most athletic?
1. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City -- 34.5%
2. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 20.7%
3. Zach LaVine, Minnesota -- 17.2%
4. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 10.3%
Also receiving votes: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee; Andre Drummond, Detroit; Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers; DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers; Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota

Which player is the best passer?
1. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 71.4%
2. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 10.7%
3. Stephen Curry, Golden State -- 7.1%
Rajon Rondo, Sacramento -- 7.1%
5. Ricky Rubio, Minnesota -- 3.6%

Which player is the best leader?
1. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 44.6%
2. Tim Duncan, San Antonio -- 30.4%
3. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 17.9%
Also receiving votes: Kevin Garnett, Minnesota; Paul Pierce, L.A. Clippers

See the complete results of the survey, compiled by reporter John Schuhmann. 


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