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Ben
10-25-2007, 01:34 AM
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (30 percent) was selected by GMs for the second consecutive year to win the regular season MVP Award. The Spurs’ Tim Duncan received 22 percent of the vote and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant received 19 percent. Despite winning the 2006-07 NBA MVP Award, the Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki (0 percent) did not receive any GM votes to win the award again this season.


For the first time in the survey’s history, the Miami Heat’s Shaquille O’Neal (7 percent) did not receive the most votes as the best center in the league, as the Spurs’ Duncan (48 percent) and Houston Rockets’ Yao Ming (33 percent) finished with more votes. Duncan (48 percent) was also picked by GMs as the best power forward in the NBA, finishing ahead of the Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett (26 percent). The Suns’ Steve Nash (85 percent) was viewed by GMs as the best point guard, the Lakers’ Bryant (93 percent) was selected as the best shooting guard and the Cavaliers’ James (74 percent) finished as the best small forward.


Asked to name the most surprising offseason move in the league, 50 percent of GMs chose the trade that sent Kevin Garnett from Minnesota to Boston. The Cavs decision to make “no moves” placed sixth with 8 percent of the vote.


Cleveland’s Hank Egan finished third in the best assistant category with 8 percent of the vote. Utah’s Phil Johnson was first with 27 percent.


The Cavs’ Brown was fourth in the best defensive schemes category with 4 percent of the vote. San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich (65 percent) was first.


Point guard Eric Snow finished first when GMs were asked what current player would make the best NBA head coach. He got 35 percent of the vote.

The Cavaliers were picked to finish third in the central. 4% of GM's had them as winning the East and no GM's had them winning the championship.

Karma
10-25-2007, 02:29 AM
Thanks for that Ben.

Some interesting outlooks. obviously our non player movement has certainly grabbed some attention, particulary as the Sasha/Varejao stalemate continues.

Would eric Snow like to retire as a player and join our coaching staff and give us some cap relief? :chuckles:

It certainly is good for Gibson and Shannon to have a mentor like him.

KI4MVP
10-25-2007, 02:35 AM
I heard an interview in the offseason where Gibson talked about how much Snow helped him last year.

chiefwahoo
10-25-2007, 09:21 AM
The Cavaliers were picked to finish third in the central. 4% of GM's had them as winning the East and no GM's had them winning the championship.

So even Ferry doesn't think we can win it all?

aaronr
10-25-2007, 11:13 AM
If anybody should know that we don't have the personnel to win it all, it should be Danny Ferry.

Jon
10-25-2007, 11:21 AM
I did a double-take on that but it's likely they're instructed not to vote for their own players or team.