The Heat & Lakers Dominate NBA Preseason GM's Poll

2012 NBA GM's Preseason PollThe annual poll of NBA general managers came out on Monday, and to no one's surprise, the Miami Heat were picked to repeat as league champions, over the Los Angeles Lakers in the finals. 73 percent of voters chose Miami, while 23 percent preferred the Lakers.

Almost 97 percent of the GM's selected the Heat to win the East, while 60 percent liked the Lakers to win the West, ahead of Oklahoma City at 37 percent.

Other projected division winners included Boston, Indiana and San Antonio.

LeBron James received 67 percent of the votes for NBA MVP, with Anthony Davis of the Hornets garnering 77 percent of the ballots for Rookie of the Year,

The projected all-NBA first team was James, Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Love and Dwight Howard, (No Kevin Durant?)

Klay Thompson (Warriors), Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers) and Kawhi Leonard (Spurs) garnered the most votes for the player most likely to have a breakout season.

The Brooklyn Nets (62 percent) will be the most improved team in the NBA this season and Gregg Popovich of the Spurs received 80 percent of the votes, regarding who is the league's best head coach.

Oklahoma City (30 percent) led the league in the category "team most fun to watch."  

Shockingly, no votes for Charlotte or Orlando in this department.