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2015-16 NBA D-League GM/Coach Survey From RidiculousUpside.com

With the 2015-16 NBA D-League season upon us, RidiculousUpside.com presents its annual Coach/GM survey.

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As one of the first call-ups of the season and the second overall pick in this year's D-League Draft, Jimmer Fredette was a hot commodity going into the year. This much is easy to conclude following his new gig with the Pelicans. But what other players (and/or coaches) are in high demand (and not to mention, high favor) when it comes to the NBA D-League?

RidiculousUpside.com helps answer that very question (and many more) with its annual NBA D-League Coach/GM Survey for the 2015-16 season. Continue reading below for results and even further insight.

RidiculousUpside.com 2015-16 NBA D-League GM/Coach Survey

1) Which current D-League player is most prepared for the NBA?

Ronnie Brewer, Santa Cruz Warriors: 33%

Bryce Cotton, Austin Spurs: 22%

Others receiving votes: Perry Jones III, DaJuan Summers, Jeff Ayers, Earl Clark

2) Who will win Most Valuable Player?

Bryce Cotton, Austin Spurs: 55%

Manny Harris, Los Angeles D-Fenders: 22%

Others receiving votes: Jaron Johnson and Tyler Harvey,

3) Who will win Most Improved Player?

Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Westchester Knicks: 38%

Others receiving votes: Kevin Olekaibe, Dez Wells, Darington Hobson, Jarrel Eddie

4) Who will win Rookie of the Year?

Terran Petteway, Fort Wayne Mad Ants: 25%

Others receiving votes: Briante Weber, Dez Wells, Ryan Boatwright, Quinn Cook, Jarred Shaw

5) Who will win Defensive Player of the Year?

Robert Upshaw, Los Angeles D-Fenders: 38%

Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Westchester Knicks: 25%

Others receiving votes: Sir'Dominic PointerDeAndre Liggins, and Eric Griffin

6) Who is the most athletic player in the D-League?

DJ Stephens, Canton Charge: 55%

Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Westchester Knicks: 22%

Others receiving votes: Eric Griffin and Rysheed Jordan

7) Which player has the most to prove this season?

Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Westchester Knicks: 33%

Perry Jones III, Iowa Energy 22%

Robert Upshaw, Los Angeles D-Fenders: 22%

Others receiving votes: Deshaun Thomas,

8) Which team will win the D-League championship?

Austin Spurs: 66%

Santa Cruz Warriors: 22%

Others receiving votes: Canton Charge

9) Which D-League head coach is most deserving of an NBA call-up?

Casey Hill, Santa Cruz Warriors: 44%

Scott Morrison, Maine Red Claws: 33%

Others receiving votes: Casey Owens and Chris Jent

10) Best assistant coach in the D-League?

John Bryant, Delaware 87ers: 44%

Gene Cross, Reno Bighorns: 22%

Others receiving votes: Dylan Murphy, Seth Cooper, and Tyrone Ellis

11) Favorite D-League destination/city?

Los Angeles: 44%

Santa Cruz: 33%

Austin: 22%

12) Favorite D-League alum?

Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs: 44%

Others receiving votes: Robert Covington, Donald Sloan, Chris Johnson, Jeremy Lin, Renaldo Major

13) Best guard in the D-League?

Bryce Cotton, Austin Spurs: 55%

Elliot Williams, Santa Cruz Warriors: 22%

Others receiving votes: Jimmer Fredette and Manny Harris.

14) Best forward in the D-League?

Earl Clark, Bakersfield Jam: 44%

Perry Jones III, Iowa Energy 33%

Others receiving votes: Jaron Johnson, DaJuan Summers

15) Best center in the D-League?

Robert Upshaw, Los Angeles D-Fenders: 44%

Ronald Roberts, Raptors905: 22%

Others receiving votes: Daniel Orton, Cady Lalanne, Jeff Ayers