Pretend You're an NBA GM and We'll Guess How Much of a Risk-Taker You Are

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Cassidy Allen Chubb

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Were you surprised that Kawhi Leonard didn't re-sign with the Raptors?

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If Carmelo Anthony expressed interest in playing for your team, would you sign him?

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You have a young team. Realistically, how long do you think it'll take to become playoff contenders?

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A player you were planning on selecting is getting surgery before the draft. Will you still pick him or go after someone else?

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Your team hasn't made the playoffs in five years. What are you going to do to turn next season around?

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There's a G.M. vacancy with the Golden State Warriors and the New York Knicks. Which team would you choose to be the G.M. for?

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Rumors are circulating that your veteran power forward is retiring before the season is over. How do you handle that?

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What're your thoughts on Vince Carter taking up a roster spot in his 22nd NBA season?

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Imagine you're the G.M. of the Cavaliers and Lebron leaves after winning your team a ring. How do you recover from such a huge loss?

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The star point guard on your team is out with a season-ending injury. How do you move forward?

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What do you think of teams who tank to potentially get a better draft pick?

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Would you rather have a young team with a bright future or a team with superstars, but everyone's on their way out?

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Do you plan to bring players up from the G League and use them during the season?

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You have the chance to sign one of the top players in the league, but he always is getting into trouble. Are you going to pass or take the risk?

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The arena suffered severe damage and isn't safe to use for the remainder of the season. What are you going to do?

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Your sponsorship deal on your arena is expiring in two years. Would you keep the same one or look for another?

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The starting center is suspended for the rest of the season. Do you replace him with another center or turn your power forward into a center?

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If only one player from your team made the NBA All-Star team who would you want it to be?

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You have two second-round picks. Do you use both of them, or do you trade one and keep one?

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Would you have hired Ty Lue to be the Lakers head coach?

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There are a few spots left to fill on your roster, but you have limited cap space. How are you going to get good players with little money to offer?

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Who would be the first woman that you add to your coaching staff?

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Your newly hired head coach wants the title of president as well. How are you going to react?

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Today is the deadline to cut a player to save money in your cap space for next year, but his whole family came to watch him play. Are you going to go through with it?

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When you retire, what would you want to have accomplished?

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Which player from the Big3 would you sign back to an NBA contract?

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Your team needs a superstar if it stands any chance of making the playoffs, let alone winning a championship. Which big player would you go after?

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Your team's arena is old and it's time for a facelift, but it'll force your WNBA team who you share the arena with to find somewhere else to play while constructions is done. Do you proceed anyway?

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Which player riddled by injury would you sign and take a chance on?

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If you could add any retired player to your roster, who would it be?

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About This Quiz

General Managers of any sports team, whether its the NBA, NFL or MLB, have some pretty tough decisions to make. It's a big job to have, but it does come with some pretty nice pay! All the hard work and strategic decisions by the G.M. are definitely what lead the team to success or failures. G.M.'s aren't always seen in the front, like the players or coaches, but they do all the work behind the scenes. It just takes one great decision by the GM to have an amazing season, but a bad one could put a team in a tough position as well. A lot falls on the shoulders of the G.M.!

If none of this is making you back down from the challenge of making decisions like you're a G.M., then you should take this quiz. In this quiz, you'll be given scenarios that NBA G.M.'s navigate all the time, and we'll put your skills to the test. Do you think you'd be able to make the right choice in picking up players in free agency? That may sound like a piece of cake to you, but there's a lot more to being a GM than just picking players in the offseason. So don't wait anymore. Take this quiz already!

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