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Check out where the OKC Thunder land in the 2015 NBA GM Survey.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder had a down season in 2014-15 for obvious reasons, but the GM's of the NBA appear confident that things will be back on track for the Thunder this year.

The likes of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant weren't likely to climb in any of these standings after the struggles of last season, but there's still plenty of love going on for them.

Here are the Thunder highlights from the 2015 GM survey:

> Which team will win the 2016 NBA Finals?
1. Cleveland -- 53.6%
2. San Antonio -- 25.0%
3. Golden State -- 17.9%
4. Oklahoma City -- 3.6%
Last year: San Antonio -- 46.2%

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> Who will win the 2015-16 MVP?
1. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 39.3%
2. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 25.0%
3. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 10.7%
James Harden, Houston -- 10.7%
5. Stephen Curry, Golden State -- 7.1%
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City -- 7.1%
Last year: LeBron James -- 67.9%

> If you were starting a franchise today and could sign any player in the NBA, who would it be?
1. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 86.2%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 6.9%
LeBron James, Cleveland -- 6.9%
Last year: LeBron James -- 50.0%

> Who is the best point guard in the NBA?
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State -- 55.2%
2. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 24.1%
3. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City -- 17.2%
4. Mike Conley, Memphis -- 3.4%
Last year: Chris Paul -- 71.4%

> Who is the best shooting guard in the NBA?
1. James Harden, Houston -- 79.3%
2. Klay Thompson, Golden State -- 10.3%
Also receiving votes: Jimmy Butler, Chicago; Stephen Curry, Golden State; Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City
Last year: James Harden -- 63.0%

> Who is the best small forward in the NBA?
1. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 89.3%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 8.9%
3. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio -- 1.8%
Last year: LeBron James -- 75.0%

> Which team will be most improved in 2015-16?
1. Oklahoma City -- 25.0%
2. Milwaukee -- 17.9%
3. New Orleans -- 14.3%
4. Miami -- 10.7%
5. Indiana -- 7.1%
Also receiving votes: Boston, Denver, L.A. Lakers, Minnesota, New York, Orlando, Utah
Last year: Cleveland -- 75.0%

> Who is the best defensive player in the NBA?
1. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio -- 27.6%
2. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 17.2%
3. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 13.8%
4. Tony Allen, Memphis -- 10.3%
5. Draymond Green, Golden State -- 6.9%
DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers -- 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Marc Gasol, Memphis; Rudy Gobert, Utah; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City; Andre Iguodala, Golden State
Last year: Joakim Noah -- 35.7%

> Who is the best perimeter defender in the NBA?
1. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio -- 44.8%
2. Tony Allen, Memphis -- 17.2%
3. Jimmy Butler, Chicago -- 10.3%
LeBron James, Cleveland -- 10.3%
Also receiving votes: DeMarre Carroll, Toronto; Andre Iguodala, Golden State; Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers; Klay Thompson, Golden State; Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City
Last year: LeBron James -- 25.0 %

> Who is the best interior defender in the NBA?
1. Marc Gasol, Memphis -- 27.6%
2. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 17.2%
DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers -- 17.2%
4. Rudy Gobert, Utah -- 10.3%
5. Dwight Howard, Houston -- 6.9%
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City -- 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Roy Hibbert, L.A. Lakers; Timofey Mozgov, Cleveland; Joakim Noah, Chicago
Last year: Joakim Noah -- 39.3%

> Which new (or relocated) coach will make the biggest impact this season?
1. Alvin Gentry, New Orleans -- 32.1%
2. Billy Donovan, Oklahoma City -- 28.6%
3. Fred Hoiberg, Chicago -- 17.9%
4. Scott Skiles, Orlando -- 10.7%
5. George Karl, Sacramento -- 7.1%
6. Mike Malone, Denver -- 3.6%

> Which team is the most fun to watch?
1. Golden State -- 93.1%
Also receiving votes: Cleveland, Oklahoma City
Last year: Golden State -- 57.1%

> Which team has the best home-court advantage?
1. Golden State -- 65.5%
2. Oklahoma City -- 17.2%
3. Utah -- 10.3%
Also receiving votes: Cleveland, Denver
Last year: Oklahoma City -- 42.9%

> Which player is the most athletic?
1. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City -- 34.5%
2. LeBron James, Cleveland -- 20.7%
3. Zach LaVine, Minnesota -- 17.2%
4. Anthony Davis, New Orleans -- 10.3%
Also receiving votes: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee; Andre Drummond, Detroit; Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers; DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers; Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota
Last year: LeBron James -- 50.0%

> Which player is the best pure shooter?
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State -- 79.3%
2. Kyle Korver, Atlanta -- 10.3%
3. Klay Thompson, Golden State -- 6.9%
4. Anthony Morrow, Oklahoma City -- 3.4%
Last year: Stephen Curry -- 60.7%

> Which player is the fastest with the ball?
1. John Wall, Washington -- 53.4%
2. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City -- 32.8%
Also receiving votes: Ty Lawson, Houston; Ish Smith, Washington; Jeff Teague, Atlanta; Isaiah Thomas, Boston
Last year: John Wall & Russell Westbrook -- 40.7%

> Who is the toughest player in the NBA?
1. Tony Allen, Memphis -- 20.7%
2. Draymond Green, Golden State -- 17.2%
3. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers -- 6.9%
Jimmy Butler, Chicago -- 6.9%
Zach Randolph, Memphis -- 6.9%
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City -- 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Andrew Bogut, Golden State; Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio; LeBron James, Cleveland; Robin Lopez, New York; Wesley Matthews, Dallas; Joakim Noah, Chicago; Zaza Pachulia, Dallas; Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers; David West, San Antonio
Last year: Tony Allen -- 25.9%

> Who is the league's best role player?
1. Andre Iguodala, Golden State -- 20.7%
2. Draymond Green, Golden State -- 17.2%
3. Kyle Korver, Atlanta -- 13.8%
4. Danny Green, San Antonio -- 10.3%
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio -- 10.3%
6. Manu Ginobili, San Antonio -- 6.9%
Also receiving votes: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee; Marco Belinelli, Sacramento; Jamal Crawford, L.A. Clippers; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City; Isaiah Thomas, Boston; Lou Williams, L.A. Lakers
Last year: Boris Diaw & Kenneth Faried -- 11.1%

> Which player would you want taking a shot with the game on the line?
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State -- 51.7%
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City -- 31.0%
3. James Harden, Houston -- 10.3%
4. Carmelo Anthony, New York -- 6.9%
Last year: Kevin Durant -- 76.9%

Here are the full results of the GM Survey. What do you all think? Did they treat the Thunder right?