Credit: AFP-Scanpix
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The 2021-22 NBA campaign is coming to its opening. Therefore, the NBA General Managers have taken part in the yearly survey to share their predictions about various aspects, involving regular-season MVP, 2022 NBA champions, the best international players, and many other topics.

Kevin Durant

Kevin  Durant
Position: SF
Age: 33
Height: 211 cm
Weight: 107 kg
Birth place: Washington, United States of America

Via the official NBA website, the Brooklyn Nets are clear favorites to win the 2022 NBA Finals, as Kevin Durant is a front-runner in MVP rank.

FC Barcelona leader Nikola Mirotic is the top choice in the category of "the best international player not in the NBA". Anadolu Efes Istanbul's Vasilije Micic is a runner-up.

Which team will win the 2022 NBA Finals?

1. Brooklyn Nets — 72%

2. Los Angeles Lakers – 17%

3. Milwaukee Bucks – 10%

Last year: L.A. Lakers – 81%

Who will win the 2021-22 Kia MVP?

1. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn – 37%

2. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 33%

3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 13%

4-5. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia – 7%

4-5. James Harden, Brooklyn – 7%

6. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 3%

Last year: Giannis Antetokounmpo – 32%

If you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the NBA, who would it be?

1. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 43%

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 40%

Also receiving votes: Anthony Davis, L.A. Lakers; Kevin Durant, Brooklyn; LeBron James, L.A. Lakers; Nikola Jokic, Denver; Zion Williamson, New Orleans

Last year: Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic – 43%

Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments?

1. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 27%

2. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn – 20%

3. LeBron James, L.A. Lakers – 17%

4. James Harden, Brooklyn – 13%

5. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 10%

6. Nikola Jokic, Denver – 7%

Also receiving votes: Luka Doncic, Dallas; Joel Embiid, Philadelphia

Last year: James Harden – 32%

Which one player acquisition will make the biggest impact?

1. Kyle Lowry, Miami – 77%

2. Russell Westbrook, L.A. Lakers – 17%

Also receiving votes: Spencer Dinwiddie, Washington; Jonas Valanciunas, New Orleans

Last year: Chris Paul – 44%

Who will win the 2021-22 Rookie of the Year?

1. Jalen Green, Houston – 47%

2. Cade Cunningham, Detroit – 40%

3. Jalen Suggs, Orlando – 7%

Also receiving votes: Davion Mitchell, Sacramento; Alperen Sengun, Houston

Last year: LaMelo Ball – 39%

Who is the best international player in the NBA?

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee – 60%

2. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 27%

3. Nikola Jokic, Denver – 13%

Last year: Giannis Antetokounmpo – 68%

Who is the best international player NOT in the NBA?

1. Nikola Mirotic – 53%

2. Vasilije Micic – 23%

3. Victor Wembanyama – 13%

Also receiving votes: Marc Gasol; Mike James; Nikola Jovic

Last year: N/A

Who is the best head coach in the NBA?

1. Erik Spoelstra, Miami – 55%

2. Monty Williams, Phoenix – 17%

3. Quin Snyder, Utah – 14%

4. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio – 10%

5. Mike Budenholzer, Milwaukee – 3%

Last year: Erik Spoelstra – 46%

Which team is the most fun to watch?

1. Brooklyn Nets – 30%

2. Golden State Warriors – 17%

3-4. Atlanta Hawks – 10%

3-4. Charlotte Hornets – 10%

5. Dallas Mavericks – 7%

6-8. Denver Nuggets – 7%

6-8. Los Angeles Lakers – 7%

6-8. Phoenix Suns – 7%

Also receiving votes: Memphis Grizzlies, Utah Jazz

Last year: N/A

Which player would you want taking a shot with the game on the line?

1. Kevin Durant, Brooklyn – 41%

2. Stephen Curry, Golden State – 24%

3. Damian Lillard, Portland – 17%

4-5. Luka Doncic, Dallas – 7%

4-5. Nikola Jokic, Denver – 7%

6. Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn – 3%

Last year: Damian Lillard – 32%

You can find the full survey here.

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