LeBron James is the GMs' favourite to win MVP this season

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Despite being the back-to-back Most Valuable Player, and the first in NBA history to win the award unanimously, not many general managers are tipping Stephen Curry to make it a hat-trick of successes. 

The Golden State Warriors point guard produced an utterly irresistible string of performances throughout the previous regular season to lead the Dubs to 73 wins and claim his second MVP title, but the majority of votes in the GMs' survey have gone to LeBron James. 

Following James' incredible displays in helping the Cleveland Cavaliers come from 3-1 down to overcome Curry and Co., GMs are high on his chances of winning a fifth MVP crown - with 46.7 percent believing he will win the award come 2017.

Only 10 percent voted for Curry; that left him third behind Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook, who took 23.3 percent of the votes. 

Of course, Curry's prospects of claiming a third MVP crown were harmed by the addition of Kevin Durant - who 6.7 percent of GMs voted for - but his chances of winning a second championship ring have certainly been helped. 

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Houston Rockets guard James Harden was also voted for by 10 percent of GMs, while Indiana Pacers forward Paul George was handed 3 percent of the votes - maybe Kevin Pritchard is overly optimistic. 

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