The NBA released their annual NBA GM survey for this upcoming season. It’s a great chance to see into what the guys making personnel decisions think of the top players in the league.
It turns out, based on some of these questions anyways, it’s no shocker there’s a ton of teams that can’t seem to get it right. There’s a few morons at the helm of some organizations.
Of course I’m a Celtics fan, but I’ll proceed completely unbiased in breaking down some of the highlights and lowlights of this year’s GM survey.
We’ll knock out the lowlights first because I’m a pessimist.
My first gripe is a small one.
What nimrod was sending in their votes and goes ‘Best steal of the draft? Well that’s got to be Ayton at 1, no doubt.’ This GM should be exposed and fired for the simple fact that he doesn’t understand what a steal in the draft is. The number 1 overall pick isn’t a steal. You aren’t stealing anything when you have the choice of anyone.
Gripe number two.
No votes for Marcus Smart (don’t be so gullible, you knew I wasn’t going to be unbiased). Smart is on your hip the minute the man he’s guarding steps across half court. No man wants that.
Guys, this next one’s a doozy.
Gregg Popovich?! What the hell are we doing here? I get his history and his reputation, but this is the same guy that let a seemingly quiet, manageable, unreal talent in Kawhi Leonard, get to the point of refusing to play for him. I know it had more to do with the trainers and some other bullshit, but if half the league is saying you’re the best motivator of men then Kawhi’s situation should be a black mark against him.
Now, to be fair to them, we’ll hit some of the highlights because the GMs didn’t get them all wrong.
I think next one is one of the more spot on lists this survey produced.
I couldn’t agree more with this list. I’d say LeBron is a bit too high for his age, but honestly I still probably have at least 8 more years of dealing with him the league.
This last one is beautiful. Jamal Murray is set to finally burst out of his shell. Ingram feels like he’s been on the cusp for years, but hell why not? I like his shot. What I really love about this one is obvious. Jayson Tatum is poised to skate by the players in his draft class and years prior, in his second season of the league. He’s only 20 if you haven’t heard.