The NBA’s annual General Manager survey has been released by the league and over 46% think the Lakers will take home the title this year.
The Celtics came in second with 19.2% of the vote and the Hornets garnered 11.5%.
The Purple & Gold are also the overwhelming favorite to win the West (66.7%) and the Pacific Division (100%).
As for individual honors, GM’s thought that Phil Jackson was the second best coach in the league (behind Gregg Popovich), but was the best motivator in the league by far. Guard Derek Fisher also made the top three of active players that will make the best head coach someday.