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Warriors voted ‘most fun team to watch’ by NBA GMs

Oct 22, 2013, 1:27 PM PST

AP

You’re not going to find anyone more dialed into what’s going on in basketball than an NBA general manager. Recently, NBA.com did their 12th annual poll of the league’s 30 GMs and the general consensus is that the Golden State Warriors are the most fun team to watch in the league.

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The 30 GMs were asked 56 different questions about the upcoming NBA season. The survey included questions about which team will win the NBA Finals, the Western and Eastern Conference, each division and several miscellaneous categories.

Here’s how the Warriors fared in some of the key questions:

— 41.4 percent of the GMs polled think the Warriors are the most fun team to watch in the NBA. The Los Angeles Clippers finished a distant second with 17.2 percent of the vote.

— Stephen Curry led all voting as 44.8 percent of the GMs believe he is the best pure shooter in the league.

— Oracle Arena was voted the second best homecourt advantage in the NBA. The Warriors were given 26.7 percent of the vote, ranking them behind the Oklahoma City Thunder.

— 10 percent of the GMs think Klay Thompson is the best player at moving the ball in the league.

— At 21.4 percent, the GMs found the Andre Iguodala acquisition to be the most surprising move of the offseason.

Even with favorable opinion on the Warriors’ side, the league’s GMs think the Clippers are the favorites to win the Pacific Division. The vast majority of the GMs picked the Miami Heat to repeat as NBA Champions. None of the GMs picked the Warriors to win it all or to win the Western Conference.

The Warriors and their players how up in several other answers. You can see all of NBA.com’s raw data in this link.

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