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ko8e24
10-12-2009, 01:51 PM
I apologize if this has already been posted, since it is from 6 days ago.



http://www.nba.com/news/features/gmsurvey.misc/index.html

Posted Oct 6 2009 1:03PM

It was a busy offseason for the league's General Managers, but before they sat back and watched their players and coaches go to work, NBA.com asked the GMs to fill out our eighth annual GM Survey.

Can the Lakers repeat for the seventh time in their history, will the Celtics capture banner No. 18, or will Shaq help the King get his ring? Will LeBron James earn another MVP award, and if you were putting together an NBA franchise, is he the player you'd most like to start with?

NBA.com's 2009-10 GM Survey
Season Predictions | Player Predictions
Rookies, Internationals | Defense
Offseason Moves | Coaches | Miscellaneous
Schuhmann: Magic get no respect in survey

Those are just a few of the 60 questions NBA general managers responded to. See how their opinions compare to yours and if they got it right a year ago.

General managers were not permitted to vote for their own team or personnel. Percentages are based on the pool of respondents to each question of the survey, rather than all 30 GMs. The NBA.com GM Survey was compiled by John Schuhmann.


Which team is the most fun to watch?
1. L.A. Lakers 30.8%
2. Orlando 15.4%
3. Denver 11.5%
4. Cleveland 7.7%
4. Golden State 7.7%
4. New York 7.7%
Also receiving votes:
Atlanta, Phoenix, Portland, Utah, Washington
- Last year: New Orleans 26.9%


Which team has the best home-court advantage?
1. Cleveland 37.9%
2. Utah 31.0%
3. L.A. Lakers 10.3%
3. Portland 10.3%
Also receiving votes:
Boston, Golden State, San Antonio
- Last year: Utah 44.4%


Which player is the most athletic?
1. LeBron James, Cleveland 69.6%
2. Dwight Howard, Orlando 10.7%
2. Josh Smith, Atlanta 10.7%
Also receiving votes:
Rudy Gay, Memphis; Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia; Tyrus Thomas, Chicago
- Last year: LeBron James 59.3%


Which player is the best pure shooter?
1. Ray Allen, Boston 57.1%
2. Jason Kapono, Philadelphia 17.9%
Also receiving votes:
Joe Johnson, Atlanta; Kyle Korver, Utah; Rashard Lewis, Orlando; Kevin Martin, Sacramento; Steve Nash, Phoenix; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas; J.R. Smith, Denver
- Last year: Ray Allen 61.1%


Which player is the fastest with the ball?
1. Chris Paul, New Orleans 42.9%
2. Tony Parker, San Antonio 17.9%
3. Aaron Brooks, Houston 14.3%
4. Derrick Rose, Chicago 7.1%
Also receiving votes:
Leandro Barbosa, Phoenix; Devin Harris, New Jersey; Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee; Steve Nash, Phoenix; Rajon Rondo, Boston
- Last year: Chris Paul 37.0%



Which player is best at moving without the ball?
1. Richard Hamilton, Detroit 67.9%
2. Manu Ginobili, San Antonio 14.3%
3. Ray Allen, Boston 10.7%
4. Kevin Martin, Sacramento 7.1%
- Last year: Richard Hamilton 76.9%


Which player is the best at getting his own shot?
1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 69.0%
2. LeBron James, Cleveland 20.7%
3. Dwyane Wade, Miami 10.3%
- Last year: Kobe Bryant 81.5%


Which player is the best offensive rebounder?
1. Dwight Howard, Orlando 74.1%
Also receiving votes:
Samuel Dalembert, Philadelphia; Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers; Udonis Haslem, Miami; Paul Millsap, Utah; Zaza Pachulia, Atlanta; Zach Randolph, Memphis; Amar'e Stoudemire, Phoenix
- Last year: Tyson Chandler 38.5%


Which player is the best passer?
1. Steve Nash, Phoenix 58.6%
2. Chris Paul, New Orleans 34.5%
3. Jason Kidd, Dallas 6.9%
- Last year: Steve Nash 44.4%


Which player is the most dangerous in the open floor?
1. LeBron James, Cleveland 62.1%
2. Chris Paul, New Orleans 17.2%
3. Steve Nash, Phoenix 6.9%
3. Dwyane Wade, Miami 6.9%
Also receiving votes:
Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers; Jason Kidd, Dallas
- Last year: LeBron James 37.0%


Which player is the best finisher?
1. LeBron James, Cleveland 55.2%
2. Dwyane Wade, Miami 13.8%
3. Dwight Howard, Orlando 10.3%
4. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 6.9%
Also receiving votes:
Carlos Boozer, Utah; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio; Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia; Tony Parker, San Antonio
- Last year: LeBron James 63.0%


Which player does the most with the least?
1. Mehmet Okur, Utah 14.3%
2. Matt Bonner, San Antonio 10.7%
3. Chuck Hayes, Houston 7.1%
3. David Lee, New York 7.1%
3. Luis Scola, Houston 7.1%
3. Hedo Turkoglu, Toronto 7.1%
Also receiving votes:
Kelenna Azubuike, Golden State; Shane Battier, Houston; Chauncey Billups, Denver; Glen Davis, Boston; Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Marc Gasol, Memphis; Matt Harpring, Utah; Kyle Korver, Utah; Paul Millsap, Utah; Steve Nash, Phoenix; John Salmons, Chicago; Anderson Varejao, Cleveland
- Last year: Bruce Bowen 12.5%


Who is the toughest player in the NBA?
1. Ron Artest, L.A. Lakers 42.9%
2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 10.7%
3. Kevin Garnett, Boston 7.1%
3. Shaquille O'Neal, Cleveland 7.1%
3. Dwyane Wade, Miami 7.1%
Also receiving votes:
Matt Harpring, Utah; Al Horford, Atlanta; Stephen Jackson, Golden State; Chris Paul, New Orleans; Luis Scola, Houston; Kurt Thomas, Milwaukee
- Last year: Ron Artest 37.0%


Which player is the best leader?
1. Chauncey Billups, Denver 28.6%
2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 25.0%
3. Tim Duncan, San Antonio 14.3%
4. Kevin Garnett, Boston 10.7%
5. Jason Kidd, Dallas 7.1%
5. Steve Nash, Phoenix 7.1%
5. Chris Paul, New Orleans 7.1%
- Last year: Kevin Garnett 51.9%


Which player has the best basketball IQ?
1. Steve Nash, Phoenix 36.5%
2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 28.8%
3. Jason Kidd, Dallas 7.7%
Also receiving votes:
Shane Battier, Houston; Chauncey Billups, Denver; Tim Duncan, San Antonio; Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers; Tony Parker, San Antonio; Brandon Roy, Portland; Deron Williams, Utah
- Last year: N/A


Which player would you want taking a shot with the game on the line?
1. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 89.7%
2. Paul Pierce, Boston 6.9%
3. Carmelo Anthony, Denver 3.4%
- Last year: Kobe Bryant 88.9%

asandhu23
10-12-2009, 01:53 PM
how the hell are warriors fans not the most intimidating...

ChiSox219
10-12-2009, 02:02 PM
I do not want Kobe taking the last shot if it's my *** on the line.

theuuord
10-12-2009, 02:26 PM
I do not want Kobe taking the last shot if it's my *** on the line.

KOBE HATER KOBE HATER SIC THE DOGS ON YOU

YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO AN OPINION

:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

asandhu23
10-12-2009, 02:40 PM
KOBE HATER KOBE HATER SIC THE DOGS ON YOU

YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO AN OPINION

:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

get off kobe's sack.... everyone has a right to an opinion. this forum is based in USA not Iran

Cool007
10-12-2009, 02:42 PM
Wow! Best shooter and Ben Gordon is NOT even mentioned???

Just shows that these people don't know jack.

theuuord
10-12-2009, 02:45 PM
get off kobe's sack.... everyone has a right to an opinion. this forum is based in USA not Iran

http://tinyurl.com/6kx8y

ChiSox219
10-12-2009, 02:56 PM
http://tinyurl.com/6kx8y

:laugh2:

theuuord
10-12-2009, 03:07 PM
i think what's funnier is that someone thought a lakers fan on this site is actually capable of that.

ChiSox219
10-12-2009, 03:16 PM
i think what's funnier is that someone thought a lakers fan on this site is actually capable of that.

****, I think that's expected from Lakers fans around here.

ko8e24
10-12-2009, 03:29 PM
****, I think that's expected from Lakers fans around here.

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

MackSnackWrap
10-12-2009, 03:42 PM
i think Jason Kaponos should be the best pure shooter but obviously Ray Allen is a million times more of a complete player

PBG
10-12-2009, 03:43 PM
only one that should matter is "which player does the most with the least?"

how does kobe get 2nd for both "toughest player" and "best leader"? :confused:
dude gets a bandage on his finger and hes all the sudden tough? he also puts down his team mates and demands to be traded and hes a good leader now!?!?!?!?

ko8e24
10-12-2009, 04:56 PM
only one that should matter is "which player does the most with the least?"

how does kobe get 2nd for both "toughest player" and "best leader"? :confused:
dude gets a bandage on his finger and hes all the sudden tough? he also puts down his team mates and demands to be traded and hes a good leader now!?!?!?!?



of course rodney stuckey is the 2nd coming to chauncey billups

ChiSox219
10-12-2009, 05:09 PM
:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

I should not have singled out Lakers fans.

I meant Kobe fans.

ko8e24
10-12-2009, 05:18 PM
I should not have singled out Lakers fans.

I meant Kobe fans.

young Kobe fans, young Laker fans who don't understand cuz they very innocent. they have yet to go thru that maturation process. nothing bad, its just the nature of being a human being and just maturing and understanding certain things.

ko8e24
10-12-2009, 05:20 PM
and then therez laker/kobe fans like me who just enjoy seeing how others respond to certain posts ;)

trust me, a lot of crap is said about kobe and the lakers, but i kno most of it is either by jealousy (all part of human nature in the world of sports), or other fans trying to push laker fans' button (which i understand is all in fun, and its what PSD is and should be about)

PBG
10-12-2009, 07:37 PM
of course rodney stuckey is the 2nd coming to chauncey billups

never said he was, and you probably wont ever see me defend the guy like hes my man crush, like some lakers fans defend kobe.

dont get me wrong, i like kobe, i personally think hes the 2nd best to ever play the game behind mj (and will stay at 2nd), but this 'tough player' and 'best leader', has not one bit of truth to it. i would put d fish as the leader of the lakers before kobe....

ko8e24
10-12-2009, 07:53 PM
never said he was, and you probably wont ever see me defend the guy like hes my man crush, like some lakers fans defend kobe.

dont get me wrong, i like kobe, i personally think hes the 2nd best to ever play the game behind mj (and will stay at 2nd), but this 'tough player' and 'best leader', has not one bit of truth to it. i would put d fish as the leader of the lakers before kobe....


tru dat, can't deny dat.

theuuord
10-13-2009, 01:02 AM
and then therez laker/kobe fans like me who just enjoy seeing how others respond to certain posts ;)

trust me, a lot of crap is said about kobe and the lakers, but i kno most of it is either by jealousy (all part of human nature in the world of sports), or other fans trying to push laker fans' button (which i understand is all in fun, and its what PSD is and should be about)

Nah man. A lot of Lakers fans on this site are like Jordan's acceptance speech. they try to use any angle possible as "hate" or "motivation," which gets so over-the-top and ridiculous sometimes. The problem is just that a lot of Lakers fans act really, really sensitive about their team and their (singular) player.

There's way less "crap said about the Lakers" and way more criticism that Lakers fans take way too closely to the heart like it's a personal attack.

& trust me when i say I'm not jealous of Lakers fans, or Magic fans, or Cavs fans, or anyone else. There are way more important things to worry about.

Teeboy1487
10-13-2009, 01:55 AM
and then therez laker/kobe fans like me who just enjoy seeing how others respond to certain posts ;)

trust me, a lot of crap is said about kobe and the lakers, but i kno most of it is either by jealousy (all part of human nature in the world of sports), or other fans trying to push laker fans' button (which i understand is all in fun, and its what PSD is and should be about)

Don't worry about the immature boys. No one in here said that guy did not have a right to his opinion. Then, one of them have the nerve to quote Wikipedia :facepalm:. I just get sick of this forum attacking laker fans because not all of them are like what they described. There are some objective laker fans on this site. They just come off being *******s to me by calling out the whole lakers fan base. Anyway, back to the thread, I think these are some cool stats by the GMs. Although. I thought Devin Harris should have been the quickest player with the ball. I also thought Shane Battier should have received player with the highest IQ. Those the only two I disagreed with.

PBG
10-13-2009, 05:45 PM
tru dat, can't deny dat.

:clap: we finally agree on something, nice.

thephoenixson28
10-13-2009, 06:16 PM
I'm sorry I'm not trying to be a homer or nothing but there is a couple of people that got left out from phoenix. Like most athletic I would put amare in front of josh smith. The best shooter is nash also he has to be one of the toughest. Nash is in the top 5 in charges not to mention when he busted his nose in a game and still played.

MiamiHeat
10-13-2009, 06:22 PM
whenever I see a thread that ko8e24 made I always know that Kobe or the Lakers will be number 1 on some lists or all of them or the Lakers will be mention


:D

ManRam
10-13-2009, 06:26 PM
Q: "Which player does the most with the least?"
A: Your favorite white/European player.

That's what it seems like.

mikantsass
10-13-2009, 06:44 PM
Why is Kobe 2nd on the toughest player and 2nd on the best leader? I guess by toughest they mean back down when people get in your face and cry to the refs when your team doesnt get its way. And by best leader they mean demand trades, insult your team, and be selfish.

Hmm i think i got it.