NBA GM Survey: Wiggins not best rookie; Love not best PF - Bring Me The News

NBA GM Survey: Wiggins not best rookie; Love not best PF


He was the No. 1 in the NBA Draft, but Andrew Wiggins is not favored to win this season's Rookie of the Year award.

The NBA released results of the 2014-15 General Manager Survey, and three out of four GMs picked Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks to be the league's best rookie. Wiggins came in second with 17.9 percent of the vote.

Parker, who starred in his only year at Duke, was the No. 2 pick in the draft. The 6-foot-8, 235-pound small forward is also favored by GMs to be the best player from this year's rookie class five years from now. In that respect, Parker received 35.7 percent of the vote. Wiggins hauled in 32.1 percent of GM votes.

In a related category, fellow Wolves rookie Zach LaVine came in third in the vote for which player was the biggest steal at where they were selected in the Draft. LaVine, the No. 13 pick, received 10.7 percent of the vote and finished just behind Doug McDermott of the Chicago Bulls and Rodney Hood of the Utah Jazz. McDermott was the No. 11 pick and Hood was selected 23rd.

Definitely take a look at the full survey. It's filled with questions that go beyond who the best player and team in the NBA are. Speaking of that, LeBron James was voted best player and the San Antonio Spurs were picked as favorites to repeat as champs.

Also, in a bit of a surprise, Kevin Love was voted the fifth-best power forward. Ahead of him was LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans and Love's teammate, LeBron James. Obviously, GMs are aware of position flexibility. Davis is typically considered a center while LeBron plays all over the floor.

Love received just 7.1 percent of the vote.

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