NBA general managers are projecting the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, and Los Angeles Clippers as title favorites for the 2022-23 season, per the NBA App GM Survey.
The Bucks received 43% of the vote; franchise superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo was also voted the best power-forward in the league and the player GMs would most want to build a franchise around.
The defending-champion Warriors received 25% of the vote and were deemed the “most fun” team to watch.
The Clippers received 21% of the vote and were unsurprisingly voted to be the “most improved” over last season.
The Boston Celtics fell to fourth-place with just 11% of the vote; but were voted the “best defensive team” in the league.
It goes without saying that things probably won’t shake out as we expect – but it’s fair for the Bucks to be considered the favorite, so long as they stay healthy.