Originally Posted by angryllama
Sure they can...the coaches rewarded the Wizards and the Pistons. I still havent figured out why they rewarded the Nets.
They didnt reward the best team in the league. Something's a bit wrong here.
I've read it is because of the nature of the vote. With more deserving candidates in the forward position, the coaches votes get split whereas there are really only a few guard candidates.
As such, you can get a situation where by raw numbers more guards get taken than forwards, even though coaches picked forwards as their "wild cards".