Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Morning Roundup - Wednesday

- USA Today salutes Marion's versatility with its statistical analysis of each of the positions in the 2005-06 season. (full story)

- GMs' predictions for the 2006-07 season (link)
Champions : San Antonio Spurs
Eastern Conf Champs : Miami Heat
Pacific Division : Phoenix Suns
MVP : LeBron James
ROY : Brandon Roy
Best Coach : Pat Riley

Best Perimeter Defender in the NBA : Raja Bell came in 4th with 10.7% votes
Click here for rest of the predictions.

- I took a look at the 2005-06 GM survey and found a few good/stupid predictions (thanks to hindsight),
Stupid :

  • Which team will be most improved in 2005-06? Golden State Warriors
  • Who will win the 2005-06 MVP? (1)Tim Duncan, (2) Shaquille O'Neal ; Duncan had the worst ppg, rpg of his career last year
  • Who is the best head coach in the NBA? Larry Brown
  • Which head coach makes the best in-game adjustments? Larry Brown(lol. I don't know about in-game adjustments, but he sure made a few in-between game adjustments - he set a record with 42 different starting lineups)
  • If you had one game to win, which current coach would you want coaching that game? Larry Brown
Surprisingly accurate :
What was the most underrated player acquisition? Raja Bell, Phoenix Suns
(remember how fans revolted when Raja was offered the MLE)

Other interesting predictions :
Which active player will make the best head coach someday? Steve Nash (1st both in 05-06 and 06-07)


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