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SI PLAYERS POLL

[Based on a survey of 227 NBA players]
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For complete results and breakdown of the poll go to SI.com/scorecard.

Who is the best pure passer in the NBA?

Jason Kidd 49%
Nets point guard

Steve Nash 43%
Suns point guard

LeBron James 3%
Cavaliers forward

Jason Williams 1%
Grizzlies point guard

FAST FACTS: The Lakers' Vlade Divac (1%) and the Pacers' Jamaal Tinsley (1%) were the only other players to get multiple votes.... Kidd led the NBA in assists per game in five of the past six seasons. He's fourth this year.... Nash leads this year (11.5). Bobcats' point guard Brevin Knight (8.5) is second but did not get a vote.

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JOHN W. MCDONOUGH (NASH)

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MANNY MILLAN (KIDD)