That’s right ladies and gents. 83% of the GM’s (or 10 of 12 after figuring out the math) believe the Lynx will make it two in a row for this year. In addition, all but one GM believes that Minny will also win the Western Conference. For the East, 5 GM’s thought Indy will win it; 3 thought Connecticut will, and every other team had 1 GM. Yes, the Mystics got a vote in as Eastern Champs and I bet that same GM was the one who voted the Mystics as a team that would be in the playoffs. I wonder who that is.
Among players, three each thought Sparks forward Candace Parker and Lynx guard Seimone Augustus will be the 2012 MVP. Seattle guard Sue Bird won the most superlatives in this survey though, being named the best point guard, best passer, best leader, best IQ , best at making her teammates better, and best future head coach of a hoops team someday. She was tied for 2nd as the first franchise player to build around too. I think some of these same GM’s just forgot to make her MVP and best three point shooter when it counts.
Among rookies, Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike is the GM’s presason rookie of the year. No surprise.
To add to more Mystics homerism, Crystal Langhorne was tied for the most underrated player in the league, and was second for best post moves (behind Connecticut center Tina Charles) so I’m glad she is getting some respect league-wide.
These are fun reads and allow some homerism and friendly trash talk. Enjoy reading the survey.