LeBron James, Joel Embiid, more: Snubs & surprises from annual NBA GM survey | The Jump

Rachel Nichols of The Jump details the results from the 2018 version of the annual NBA GM survey, including the Golden State Warriors being picked to win the 2019 NBA championship, LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers as 2019 NBA MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks as the player they would start a franchise with, and more. Nichols also discusses the surprising omission of Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns, Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid, Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall and the Lakers’ young core from key categories.

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  1. Cat is a bust. He's just run the best player on his team off–a player much better than himself, and now he's working on doing the same for his coach. He's got the Dwight Howard disease: self-important egomaniac with a congenital lack of character. Add that other young jackass "star" and one of the two worst owners in the leagues and the Timberwolves are still a toilet.

    What would the toughest player in the league say but what Adams did? He don't need no badges.

  2. Basically what they did was came up with the ideas that fit the player they lov. Most of that bullshit is not based on the skill level of the player. It’s based of off popularity and fan/coach favorite. The eye test is the best. Two guys can score 30. But the better player is the guy how makes it look so easy. We all kno that guy.

  3. ??‍♂️If you are curious why Towns didn’t get any votes, how do you even consider your self an NBA commentator? You can’t be watching these games and keeping up with what’s going on.??‍♂️

  4. Tbh, they probably don't put much time into this. Like, "who's the best international player?" Idk, uhh, Giannis is foreign right? Yeah that sounds foreign. Let's go with him. Rudy Gobert won best defensive player and didn't get any votes for either center or foreign player. They're obviously just voting off the top of their head.

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