Annual NBA GMs Survey Ranks LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard & The Blazers


Here's a summary of how the Portland Trail Blazers fared on the 2012 version of the annual NBA GM survey. has released the results of its annual survey of the 30 NBA GMs. Here's how the Portland Trail Blazers fared.

Which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2012-13?

1. Klay Thompson, Golden State -- 13.3%
2. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland, and Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio -- 10.0%
4. Paul George, Indiana, and James Harden, Oklahoma City -- 6.7%
Also receiving votes: Nicolas Batum, Portland

Who is the best power forward in the NBA?

1. Kevin Love, Minnesota -- 30.0%
2. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas -- 23.3%
3. LeBron James, Miami -- 16.7%
4. LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland -- 10.0%
5. Kevin Garnett, Boston, and Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers -- 6.7%

Who will win 2012-13 Rookie of the Year?

1. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 76.7%
2. Damian Lillard, Portland -- 20.0%
3. Austin Rivers, New Orleans -- 3.3%

Which rookie will be the best player in five years?

1. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 86.7%
2. Bradley Beal, Washington -- 6.7%
Also receiving votes: Damian Lillard, Portland; Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto

Which rookie is most likely to be a "sleeper" success?

1. Jared Sullinger, Boston -- 17.2%
2. Maurice Harkless, Orlando, Andrew Nicholson, Orlando -- 13.8%
4. Jae Crowder, Dallas, Damian Lillard, Portland -- 10.3%
6. Terrence Jones, Houston -- 6.9%

Who is the best assistant coach in the NBA?

1. Brian Shaw, Indiana -- 23.3%
2. Mike Budenholzer, San Antonio -- 20.0%
3. Steve Clifford, L.A. Lakers, Mike Malone, Golden State -- 10.0%
5. Maurice Cheeks, Oklahoma City, Jay Triano, Portland -- 6.7%

Which team has the best home-court advantage?

1. Oklahoma City -- 70.0%
2. Miami -- 10.0%, Utah -- 10.0%
Also receiving votes: Denver, L.A. Lakers, Portland

Last week, Aldridge said that he felt he was the "best power forward in the game."

-- Ben Golliver | | Twitter

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