Nets moves among best in off-season, but no championship love from GM's

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

John Schuhmann of has the results of the annual GM survey and there's good news and bad news for Nets fans.  The GM's put the Nets trade for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett among the top moves but not one foresees the Nets either winning it all or getting past the Heat in the East.

Most surprising: GM's see Mirza Teletovic as one of the top three breakout candidates among international players and Brook Lopez got NO votes for best center..

Least surprising: Kevin Garnett got votes in a lot of categories.

Which team will win the Atlantic Division?

1. Brooklyn — 75.9%
2. New York — 24.1%
Last year: Boston — 66.7%

Which team made the best overall moves this offseason?

1. Houston — 55.2%
2. Brooklyn — 24.1%
3. L.A. Clippers — 10.3%

Which team will be most improved in 2013-14?

1. Detroit -- 16.7%
2. Brooklyn, Cleveland, Houston, Minnesota, New Orleans, Washington -- 13.3%
8. L.A. Clippers -- 3.3%

Which international player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2013-14?

1. Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto — 39.3%
2. Ricky Rubio, Minnesota — 17.9%
3. Mirza Teletovic, Brooklyn — 7.1%

What was the most underrated player acquisition?

1. Jrue Holiday, New Orleans; Andrei Kirilenko, Brooklyn; Luis Scola, Indiana -- 10.0%
4. Jared Dudley, L.A. Clippers; J.J. Redick, L.A. Clippers -- 8.3%
6. Mike Dunleavy, Chicago; Andre Iguodala, Golden State; Paul Millsap, Atlanta; Josh Smith, Detroit -- 6.7%

Also receiving votes: Steven Adams, Oklahoma City; Marco Belinelli, San Antonio; Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix; Earl Clark, Cleveland; Jarrett Jack, Cleveland; Al Jefferson, Charlotte; Mike Miller, Memphis; Paul Pierce, Brooklyn

What was the most surprising move of the offseason?

1. Nets-Celtics trade; Andre Iguodala to Golden State — 21.4%
3. Andrei Kirilenko to Brooklyn -- 14.3%

Which one player acquisition will make the biggest impact?

1. Dwight Howard, Houston -- 86.2%
Also receiving votes: Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn; Jrue Holiday, New Orleans; Paul Millsap, Atlanta; Josh Smith, Detroit

Which player is the best leader?

1. Tim Duncan, San Antonio -- 30.0%
2. Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn -- 23.3%
3. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 16.7%
4. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 10.0%

Which player has the best basketball IQ?

1. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 33.3%
2. Steve Nash, L.A. Lakers -- 16.7%
3. Tim Duncan, San Antonio; LeBron James, Miami -- 13.3%
5. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers; Rajon Rondo, Boston -- 6.7%

Also receiving votes: Marc Gasol, Memphis; Andrei Kirilenko, Brooklyn; Andre Miller, Denver

Who is the best assistant coach in the NBA?

1. Lawrence Frank, Brooklyn — 21.4%

Which team is the most fun to watch?

1. Golden State — 41.4%
2. L.A. Clippers — 17.2%
3. Oklahoma City — 13.8%
4. Brooklyn, San Antonio — 6.9%

Who is the best power forward in the NBA?

1. Tim Duncan, San Antonio -- 31.0%
2. Kevin Love, Minnesota -- 27.6%
3. LeBron James, Miami -- 13.8%
4. LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland; Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers -- 6.9%

Also receiving votes: Chris Bosh, Miami; Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City; Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn; Dirk Nowitzki.

Which player is the best offensive rebounder?

1. Kevin Love, Minnesota -- 41.4%
2. Zach Randolph -- Memphis -- 24.1%
3. Kenneth Faried, Denver -- 13.8%
4. Reggie Evans, Brooklyn -- 10.3%

Who is the toughest player in the NBA?

1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers -- 31.0%
2. David West, Indiana -- 13.8%
3. Nick Collison, Oklahoma City; Kenneth Faried, Denver; Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn -- 6.9%

Who is the best international player NOT in the NBA?

1. Nikola Mirotic -- 25.0%
2. Rudy Fernandez, Vassilis Spanoulis -- 14.3%
4. Juan Carlos Navarro, Dario Saric -- 10.7%
6. Andrew Wiggins -- 7.1%

Also receiving votes: Furkan Aldemir, Bojan Bogdanovic, Linas Kleiza, Nenad Krstic, Bo McCalebb

NOTE: Nets got no votes for
Which team will win the Eastern Conference?
Who is the best point guard in the NBA?
Who is the best center in the NBA?

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