The more things change, the more they stay the same.
As was the case in last year's annual survey, the NBA's general managers feel only two teams have a shot at hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy this season: The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Warriors raked in 93 percent of the total votes, which is the largest number any team has garnered in the 16-year history of the survey. The Cavaliers received the remaining seven percent.
In the race for the 2017-18 Most Valuable Player award, GMs are once again showing love to LeBron James, predicting he'll take home the hardware for the fifth time, and first since 2013.
|Player||Team||Percent of votes|
|LeBron James||Cleveland Cavaliers||50|
|Kevin Durant||Golden State Warriors||29|
|Kawhi Leonard||San Antonio Spurs||11|
|James Harden||Houston Rockets||7|
|Stephen Curry||Golden State Warriors||4|
The choices for the best player at each position are also nearly the same across the board, with the only difference being Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves as the league's best center over last year's top vote-getter DeAndre Jordan.
|Position||Winner||Team||Percent of votes||Runner-up|
|PG||Stephen Curry||Golden State Warriors||62||Russell Westbrook|
|SG||James Harden||Houston Rockets||83||Klay Thompson|
|SF||LeBron James||Cleveland Cavaliers||61||Kevin Durant|
|PF||Anthony Davis||New Orleans Pelicans||41||LeBron James|
|C||Karl-Anthony Towns||Minnesota Timberwolves||28||Anthony Davis|