Former king of the position usurped for the first time in 12 years.
The annual NBA general manager survey is out again which means one of two things, controversy is set to abound and the season is days away.
fanatix will break down all of the important information from this year’s survey which includes several surprising results.
All 30 GMs responded to 56 different questions about the best teams, players, coaches, fans, and off-season moves.
General managers were not permitted to vote for their own team or personnel. Percentages are based on the pool of respondents to each question of the survey, rather than all 30 GMs.
Who is the best shooting guard in the NBA?
1. James Harden, Houston — 56.7%
2. Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers — 20.0%
3. Stephen Curry, Golden State; Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City; Paul George, Indiana — 6.7%
6. Dwyane Wade, Miami — 3.3%
Last year: Kobe Bryant — 66.7%
fanatix says: For the first time in an incredible 12 years, somebody not named Kobe Bryant has been named as the best shooting guard in the NBA. James Harden continues his rise to power after being named top dog in the annual NBA general manager survey. While Bryant still collects plenty of votes, given he is doing things in his mid-30s some players 10 years his junior cannot do, injuries and age have finally caught up with him in the minds of team bosses.