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Tweet of the Day: Morey understands how to fill out GM survey

Oct 22, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT

The NBA.com NBA GM Survey came out on Tuesday and it was a LeBron James love fest. GMs picked the Heat to win it all again, LeBron to rack up another MVP, plus he was pretty much in the mix for every question other than best rookie and best foreign player.

Rockets GM Darryl Morey has a good sense of humor about it.

The other guy with a good sense of humor about it was Kevin Love.

  1. benjamincharlesparho - Oct 22, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    good thing he white otherwise people be hella trippin!!!!!!

    • detectivejimmymcnulty - Oct 22, 2013 at 5:25 PM

      Well said

  2. JHathwell - Oct 22, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Totally. What’s not to love about a guy making max money to get hurt alot, rip his GM publicly, threaten to leave repeatedly and put up empty stats on a team that’s never won more than 31 games since he’s been there?

    Love is the most overrated player on the planet. Well, him or Rubio.

  3. antistratfordian - Oct 22, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    I think there could be a bias towards white players with that “limited natural ability” question (ya think?). Roy Hibbert is probably a more accurate answer there.

    • detectivejimmymcnulty - Oct 22, 2013 at 5:24 PM

      It’s the same thing for scouting reports. Smart, limited athletically, Steve Nash type, quick but not fast

    • bougin89 - Oct 22, 2013 at 5:31 PM

      Hard to give a ‘limited natural ability’ award to someone that is 7’2 280. I think I see where you are going though. Hibbert has developed a ton since he showed up at Georgetown. A true project player and project athlete really.

      • antistratfordian - Oct 22, 2013 at 6:05 PM

        Okay. But Love is 6-10 260. He’s not small either. I don’t think people are appreciating how Hibbert is overachieving for his talent level.

        I’d call Love’s nose for the ball a “natural ability” – and its easily one of the best in the league, if not the best. Hibbert’s might be one of the worst, but he still finds ways to become a factor by leveraging his size.

      • casualcommenter - Oct 22, 2013 at 6:25 PM

        While you’re completely correct that Hibbert has a very rare size + length combination even by NBA standards, he’s also far from the most athletic guy in the world. There’s a reason why a guy with that size fell to #17 in the draft.

        Coming out of college, he was so under-developed physically that he couldn’t do a single push-up. He was foul prone earlier in his career in part because of he lacks foot quickness, so if he plays too aggressively, guys can get past him.

        Like Marc Gasol, he’s a guy who protects the rim more relying more on anticipation than guys like Dwight Howard and Serge Ibaka who have tremendous footspeed.

      • bougin89 - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:24 PM

        Not sure you are replying to me or Anti. If you’re replying to me I know all about Hibbert’s past. He was a true project player and project athlete(as you have noted with foot speed and strength when he was at Georgetown). I guess I just find it funny to give any big man an award for “limited natural ability” as size is the most valuable “natural ability” you can possess in the NBA.

    • casualcommenter - Oct 22, 2013 at 6:14 PM

      Agreed.

      Fun fact – From 2008 to 2012, 17 out of 21 different vote getters for that “award” were either white or partially white (Shane Battier).

  4. davidly - Oct 22, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    They should call it the Jimmy the Greek award.

  5. themagicfanguy - Oct 22, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    @Jhathwell The Magic would gladly take Rubio off your hands, thanks. Love I’m not sure about either.

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