Andre Drummond was named the league's best offensive rebounder and ranked third on a list of players most likely to have a breakout season in 2014-15 in a survey of the league's 30 general managers. Players pegged as more likely to break out were Anthony Davis (29.6 percent) and Bradley Beal (14.8 percent). Drummond tied for third with Klay Thompson at 11.1 percent. Drummond also received at least one vote as the league's best finisher at the rim, trailing LeBron James and Blake Griffin.
Spencer Dinwiddie, meanwhile, ranked fifth on a list of the biggest steals of the draft, with 7.1 percent of the vote. Above Dinwiddie on the list were Rodney Hood (17.9 percent), Doug McDermott (14.3 percent), and Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine (10.7 percent).
New head coach and general manager Stan Van Gundy was shut out of the five head coach questions on the survey, with the majority of the votes going to Popovich, Rick Carlisle, Doc Rivers and Tom Thibodeau. The Pistons did get a vote for a future head coach, however, with Caron Butler receiving at least one vote. Butler also received at least one vote as the NBA's toughest player.
And before anyone gets prepared to call NBA GM's a bunch of geniuses, it is important to note that last season the Pistons finished first on the question, "Which team will be most improved in 2013-14?"