The NBA released its annual general manager survey today and the results to many of the 48 questions favor some of the former Wildcats in the league.
Most notably, in a question to all 30 GMs asking which player they would sign first to start a new franchise today, 48.3 percent said they would pick Karl-Anthony Towns.
Kevin Durant was second with 20 percent of the vote, followed by LeBron James in third. In last year’s survey, Anthony Davis won in a landslide with 80 percent of GMs saying they would pick him to start a franchise.
Then in a question asking which player will have a breakout season in 2016-17, 31 percent of respondents said Devin Booker, ahead of Karl-Anthony Towns’ 13.8 percent.
Other Cat-related appearances in the survey:
— Anthony Davis voted best power forward in the league.
— DeMarcus Cousins voted second best center in the league; Davis named third-best center; and Towns voted fifth.
— Skal Labissiere tied for fifth biggest steal in the draft.
— John Wall voted second fastest player with the ball.
See all the questions/results here.