Another sign the NBA season is getting closer: NBA.com has posted their annual GM survey. With all the offseason moves the Los Angeles Clippers have made they were on the list aplenty, but the biggest Clippers related note throughout the entire survey was that general managers still think that Chris Paul is the best point guard in the NBA.
Considering the success Paul’s peers have had and Paul’s lack of it, general managers thinking he’s still the best point guard in the league (was voted in the spot last season) is a testament to how good a player Chris Paul is. To be specific, 70 percent of the general managers voted Chris Paul as the top point guard. The other thirty percent was split between Derrick Rose (20 percent) and Tony Parker (10 percent).
Here are the other mentions of the Clippers and their players in the survey:
- The Clippers received a few votes on who will win the NBA championship.
- 20 percent of GM’s picked the Clippers to win the West.
- 89.7 percent of GM’s picked the Clippers to win the Pacific Division.
- Paul received a vote(s) for Most Valuable Player.
- A small percentage of GM’s picked DeAndre Jordan to have a breakout year.
- 8.3 percent of GM’s picked J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley as most underrated player acquisition.
- 10.3 percent thought Doc Rivers was the best coach in the NBA.
- Blake Griffin received votes for Most Athletic Player and Best Finisher at the Rim.
- Paul was also voted Best Passer and Best Basketball IQ