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Out of Sight, out of their Minds

Published: October 6, 2010

The NBA GM Survey just came out.  It’s a pretty extensive questionnaire that asks NBA GMs to rank all sorts of things, including likely MVP, best player at each position, fastest player with the ball, etc, etc.

One thing is very apparent from the survey, however.  Chris Paul’s injury-marred season and rumor-marred off-season has harmed how he is regarded in the NBA.  He slipped in many categories that he dominated last year.  In particular, half of the GMs in the league rank Deron Williams as the best point guard in the league now.

Oh yeah?! Well half you guys have losing teams.  So clearly you should shut up!

Am I right or am I right, people?  No?

Ahem.  Anyways, here’s a link to the survey if you want to see the whole thing. If you only care about categories where the Hornets were recognized, here they are:

Best Point Guard in the NBA
CP3 fell to second, with 37% of the vote.  Deron Williams had 50%.  (The year before, Paul got it with 78% of the vote)

Player most likely to have a breakout season?
Marcus Thornton received a vote. (Collison was tied for 4th)

Which player forces opposing coaches to make the most adjustments?
CP3 received a vote.

Which player best defends the passing lanes in the NBA?
CP3 and Trevor Ariza tied for 3rd with 10% of the vote.(CP3 won it last year with 25% of the vote) No passing allowed!

Which player is the fastest with the ball?
CP3 comes in second behind Rose with 17.9% of the vote.(CP3 won it last year with 43% of the vote)

Which player is the best passer?
CP3 came in second behind Nash with 14.3% of the vote.

Which player is the most dangerous in the open floor?
CP3 came in second behind LeBron with 10.7% of the vote.

Which player is the best leader?
CP3 tied Kobe Bryant for 3rd with 14.3% of the vote.

Which Player has the best Basketball IQ?

CP3 received a vote.

Oh, and since I can’t let it go, I do have one more thing to point out about Deron Williams being selected as the best PG.  He doesn’t show up as great in ANY other category.  Not even the Point Guard-related ones.  He’s not on the best leader list.  He’s not considered by anyone as the fastest with the ball or the most dangerous in the open floor.  He’s not listed by anyone as the best perimeter defender or passing lanes defender.  He’s not even on the best passer list.  He’s on none of them.  CP3 got votes in 7 categories.

So really, Deron Williams?


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