PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — NBA general managers say the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Philadelphia 76ers will be the most improved teams in 2017-18.
According to an annual survey done by the NBA, 69-percent of general managers say the T-Wolves will be most improved, while 17-percent voted for the Sixers.
Furthermore, 24-percent of GM’s picked Ben Simmons to win rookie of the year, second highest to Lonzo Ball’s 62-percent.
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When asked which rookie will be the best in five years, 21-percent of GM’s voted for Markelle Fultz and 14-percent voted for Simmons. Josh Jackson led the vote with 24-percent.
J.J. Redick received 14-percent of the vote, second most, for player best at moving without the ball. Joel Embiid and Simmons received votes for most likely to have a breakout season.
The Sixers begin the preseason on Wednesday at home against the Memphis Grizzlies.