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Carmelo Anthony among the best in NBA GM survey

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony reacts after he misses

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony reacts after he misses a shot from the outside against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of a preseason game at Madison Square Garden on Monday, October 20, 2014. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

In the annual NBA general managers' survey, Carmelo Anthony's name appears under several bests and mosts, but it usually shows up after LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

The GMs picked James (67.9 percent) to win the league MVP, followed by Durant (21.4 percent). Anthony was under "Also received votes."

Anthony also finished behind James and Durant in "Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments?"

Anthony was picked second behind Durant in "Which player is the best at getting his own shot?"

Anthony re-signing with Knicks received votes for "Most surprising move of the offseason."

Former Knick Tyson Chandler being traded to Dallas was voted most underrated player acquisition. And former Knicks coach Mike Woodson finished in a four-way tie for second for best assistant coach. Knicks assistant Brian Keefe was listed under "Also receiving votes."

General managers answered 56 questions and were not permitted to vote for their team's personnel. Percentages were based on those who responded to each question of the survey, rather than all 30 of the NBA's general managers.

Other results:

Which team will win the Atlantic Division?

1. Toronto -- 76.9%

2. Brooklyn -- 19.2%

3. Knicks -- 3.8%

Last year: Brooklyn -- 75.9%

Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments?

1. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 76.9%

2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 11.5%

3. Carmelo Anthony, Knicks -- 7.7%

4. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas -- 3.8%

Last year: LeBron James -- 66.7%

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

1. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 50.0%

2. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 25.0%

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 25.0%

Last year: LeBron James -- 89.7%

What was the most surprising move of the offseason?

1. LeBron James to Cleveland -- 42.9%

2. Chandler Parsons to Dallas -- 21.4%

3. Afflalo-Fournier trade -- 7.1%

Pau Gasol to Chicago -- 7.1%

Love-Wiggins trade -- 7.1%

Lance Stephenson to Charlotte -- 7.1%

Also receiving votes: Carmelo Anthony staying in New York; Isaiah Thomas to Phoenix

Which rookie was the biggest steal at where he was selected in the Draft?

1. Rodney Hood (23), Utah -- 17.9%

2. Doug McDermott (11), Chicago -- 14.3%

3t. Kyle Anderson (30), San Antonio -- 10.7%

3t. Zach LaVine (13), Minnesota -- 10.7%

5. Spencer Dinwiddie (38), Detroit -- 7.1%

Cleanthony Early (34), Knicks -- 7.1%

Gary Harris (19), Denver -- 7.1%

Nikola Mirotic (23 -- 2011), Chicago -- 7.1%

Also receiving votes: Bogdan Bogdanovic (27), Phoenix; K.J. McDaniels (32), Philadelphia; Julius Randle (7), L.A. Lakers; Dario Saric (12), Philadelphia; T.J. Warren (14), Phoenix

Last year: Kelly Olynyk -- 27.6%

Which team is the most fun to watch?

1. Golden State -- 57.1%

2. L.A. Clippers -- 21.4%

3. San Antonio -- 17.9%

4. Oklahoma City -- 3.6%

Last year: Golden State -- 41.4%

Which player is the best at getting his own shot?

1. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 42.9%

2. Carmelo Anthony, Knicks -- 25.0%

3. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 10.7%

4. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers -- 7.1%

Also receiving votes: Jamal Crawford, L.A. Clippers; Stephen Curry, Golden State; James Harden, Houston; Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City

Last year: Kevin Durant -- 33.3%

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

1. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 76.9%

2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers -- 7.7%

LeBron James, Cleveland -- 7.7%

Also receiving votes: Carmelo Anthony, Knicks; Stephen Curry, Golden State

Last year: Kevin Durant -- 39.3%


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