NBA General Managers cast their unofficial votes
GM Survey: 2005-06 Most Improved Player

April 27, 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.


BORIS DIAW, Phoenix
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
8
9
2
69
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
81
35.5
.526
.267
.731
6.9
6.2
.72
1.05
2.33
13.3


DAVID WEST, New Orleans/Oklahoma City
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
9
7
2
68
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
74
34.1
.512
.273
.843
7.4
1.2
.82
.86
1.42
17.1


Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
2
0
0
10
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
80
36.8
.481
.243
.808
4.9
2.7
1.1
.53
2.73
26.5


MIKE JAMES, Toronto
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
1
1
1
9
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
79
37.0
.469
.442
.837
3.3
5.8
.91
.04
2.61
20.3


CHRIS KAMAN, L.A. Clippers
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
1
0
4
9
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
78
32.8
.523
.000
.770
9.6
1.0
.58
1.38
2.26
11.9


NENAD KRSTIC, New Jersey
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
1
0
2
7
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
80
30.9
.507
.250
.698
6.4
1.1
.40
.79
1.66
13.5


TONY PARKER, San Antonio
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
1
0
2
7
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
80
33.9
.548
.306
.707
3.3
5.8
1.04
.05
3.11
18.9


CHRIS BOSH, Toronto
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
1
0
1
6
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
70
39.3
.505
.000
.816
9.2
2.6
.71
1.13
2.24
22.5


GERALD WALLACE, Charlotte
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
1
0
1
6
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
1.8
15.2


OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Player
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
0
1
2
5
1
0
0
5
Kevin Martin, Sacramento
0
1
1
4
0
1
1
4
Richard Jefferson, New Jersey
0
1
1
4
Raja Bell, Phoenix
0
1
0
3
Kwame Brown, L.A. Lakers
0
1
0
3
Caron Butler, Washington
0
1
0
3
Jameer Nelson, Orlando
0
1
0
3
Josh Smith, Atlanta
0
1
0
3
Pau Gasol, Memphis
0
0
2
2
Elton Brand, L.A. Clippers
0
0
1
1
T.J. Ford, Milwaukee
0
0
1
1
Dwight Howard, Orlando
0
0
1
1


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