NBA GMs Understand Saint Kevin, Have Lost Faith In Deron Williams

NBA.com has published the results of its fascinating annual GM survey. The league's media arm asks the 30 NBA general managers a littany of questions about the league's players, coaches and teams, and then published most of the results anonymously.

Perhaps most interesting is the GMs' collective recognition of how this whole MVP thing works.

When asked who would be voted MVP of the 2011-12 season by the media, 55.6 percent of respondents said Kevin Durant. LeBron James received all other votes. But when asked who was the league's best small forward, 77.8 percent of respondents answered LeBron, while Saint Kevin picked up 18.5 percent. (Carmelo Anthony inexplicably picked up a vote. Who sent Glenn Grunwald's ballot to Isiah Thomas?)

So LeBron is clearly seen as better than Durant ... but GMs expect Durant to win MVP. Sounds right.

The other highly notable result comes from the "best point guard" question. Last year, Deron Williams finished No. 1 with 50 percent of the vote. This year, Deron Williams finished ... tied with everyone not named Derrick Rose, Chris Paul or Russell Westbrook, for D-Will did not receive one vote for best PG. Rose took the category with 59.3 percent of the vote, CP3 followed with 37 percent and Westbrook picked up one vote.

The Nets: dragging down their best players since Two Thousand Forever.

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