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

May 2, 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.


STEVE NASH, Phoenix
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
6
11
2
65
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
79
35.4
.512
.439
.921
4.2
10.5
.77
.15
3.49
18.8


Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
6
3
6
45
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
81
38.1
.480
.406
.901
9.0
2.8
.72
1.02
1.93
26.6


Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
3
4
5
32
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
81
36.1
.418
.433
.894
3.1
8.6
.88
.10
2.10
18.5


LEBRON JAMES, Cleveland
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
4
2
5
31
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
79
42.5
.480
.335
.738
7.0
6.6
1.56
.84
3.29
31.4


KOBE BRYANT, L.A. Lakers
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
4
2
2
28
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:
2
2
2
18
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


ELTON BRAND, L.A. Clippers
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
0
1
3
6
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
79
39.2
.527
.333
.775
10.0
2.6
1.03
2.54
2.19
24.7


TIM DUNCAN, San Antonio
Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
1
0
1
6
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
80
34.8
.484
.400
.629
11.0
3.2
.88
2.03
2.48
18.6


Voting:
1st
2nd
3rd
Pts
Received:
0
1
0
3
G
MPG
FG%
3P%
FT%
RPG
APG
SPG
BPG
TO
PPG
59
30.6
.600
-
.469
9.2
1.9
.39
1.76
2.85
20.0


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