Meagher: You Be The GM Rankings, Where Does Your Favorite Player Stand?
Sean Meagher over at OregonLive.com conducted the annual “You be the GM” polls allowing fans to vote for each player to stay or go based on the previous years performance.
After a few weeks of ranking everyone on the roster the results are in and some of them may surprise you.
For instance, Chris Johnson
garnering the 4th highest stay votes just behind LaMarcus Aldridge
... it was pretty much love at first dunk with CJ. I too would like to see him stay, but a 92% stay rate is a bit much. Putting on some pounds during the offseason makes this a bit more viable, but we won’t see that play out for some time.
The result that REALLY gets my blood boiling is Brandon Roy
. He’s at the bottom of the stay list with only 52%. I don’t get it. Sure, he had a rough season with injury, but he worked his tail off to get back and proved to be a valuable contributor. Just because he isn’t back to the “Brandon of old” caliber doesn’t mean he won’t be important to the future of the team. Someone explain this to me... please.
On the other end of the spectrum I’m stoked to see the positive response for Greg Oden
. I’m proud of Portland fans for keeping the faith. He’s battled adversity and is continuing to work to get back on the floor and contribute. With as long as the road has been I think we’ll all breathe a collective sigh of relief in the near future. It’ll be rewarding to say the words, “He was worth the wait.”
2010-11 GM roster rewind:
Blazers you voted to stay:
Gerald Wallace 98%
Wesley Matthews 98%
LaMarcus Aldridge 97%
Chris Johnson 92%
Nicolas Batum 90%
Andre Miller 85%
Elliot Williams 84%
Marcus Camby 83%
Greg Oden 79%
Nate McMillan 71%
Patty Mills 62%
Paul Allen 54%
Brandon Roy 52%
Blazers you voted to go:
Earl Barron 81%
Rudy Fernandez 71%
Luke Babbitt 66%
Check out the full results and more analysis here
What do you think of these rankings? Did you vote in to polls?