No question, Miami remains the most intriguing team in basketball, hype aside will be genuinely fascinating to watch, and certainly have the talent to win this year. But any talk of the Heat as prohibitive favorites among media or basketball insiders doesn't match up with much of the preseason data. Outside of Vegas and south Florida, the Lakers are still seen as the team to beat.
We'll have a lot more from the full survey, as well. The results contain all sorts of fun points to kick around.