NBA General Managers cast their unofficial votes
GM Survey: 2005-06 Defensive Player of the Year

May 1, 2006 -- Prior to the start of the 2005-06 season, NBA.com conducted its fourth annual survey of NBA General Managers, gathering predictions for the coming year.

Now, we’re re-visiting the survey, asking GMs, with the season now complete, who they think are the best in the game in regard to the six season ending awards, as well as the GMs' picks for Executive of the Year. We asked each GM to rank their top three in each category. We, then, awarded five points for a first-place vote, three for a second and one for a third to arrive at our totals.

Of the GM's who responded to our survey, here's who the guys that call the shots think should receive the hardware.


BEN WALLACE, Detroit
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
11
8
3
82
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
82
35.2
.510
.000
.416
11.3
1.9
1.78
2.21
1.07
7.3


BRUCE BOWEN, San Antonio
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
6
6
9
57
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
82
33.6
.433
.424
.607
3.9
1.5
.96
.37
.82
7.5


Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
5
3
3
37
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
69
37.7
.460
.308
.699
8.0
4.3
1.48
3.19
2.94
15.3


RON ARTEST, Sacramento
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
0
3
4
13
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
56
39.4
.404
.308
.675
5.1
3.6
2.18
.73
2.34
17.6


KOBE BRYANT, L.A. Lakers
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
1
2
2
13
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
80
41.0
.450
.347
.850
5.3
4.5
1.84
.38
3.13
35.4


Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
1
0
1
6
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
65
20.0
.597
.000
.594
5.5
.2
.20
2.66
1.22
7.8


Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
1
0
0
5
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
75
38.6
.495
.171
.783
5.7
6.7
1.95
.77
3.57
27.2


GERALD WALLACE, Charlotte
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
1
0
0
5
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
55
34.5
.538
.280
.614
7.5
1.7
2.51
2.09
1.80
15.2


OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Player
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Shawn Marion, Phoenix
0
1
1
4
Tim Duncan, San Antonio
0
1
0
3
Josh Howard, Dallas
0
1
0
3
0
1
0
3
Shane Battier, Memphis
0
0
1
1
Marcus Camby, Denver
0
0
1
1
Josh Smith, Atlanta
0
0
1
1


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