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GMs pick Clippers as champions, Giannis Antetokounmpo as MVP

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27866416/gms-pick-clippers-champions-giannis-antetokounmpo-mvp

In the annual NBA.com survey all 30 of the league’s general managers voted on their predictions to win league MVP and who would be crowned NBA champions. Giannis Antetokounmpo the previous most valuable player received 52% of the vote. While Steph Curry, Anthony Davis, and Kawhi Leonard each received 10% of the vote.

The likely frontrunners of the 2020 NBA finals are the Los Angeles Clippers in the west, and the Milwaukee Bucks in the east. With the offseason moves the Clippers made in acquiring a new star filled starting lineup.

As for rookie of the year, Zion Williamson was picked to win by 68%. With only two other players receiving any votes. San Antonio’s Greg Popovich was named league’s best coach by a majority of 55% of voters. Other picks include Portland star Damian Lillard as the league’s best leader, while Antetokounmpo edged out Lebron James for the league’s most versatile player.

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  1. Is this an indication there is a “new generation” coming along in the NBA? Is that something that happens periodically? Or are the changes so subtle that there is no generational change?

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