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highwhey 07-15-2008 10:24 PM

Durant is overrated
 
Why are people already claiming he's going to be a legend? In his 1st year...for all we know he can become an overpaid scrub, or have an injury. You can't make such claims from 1 season.

insidehoops 07-15-2008 10:27 PM

Re: Durant is overrated
 
If you saw him in the final month or two of the season, he played as well as everyone hoped. He's clearly never going to be a "scrub."

At worst, he'll be an extremely hard-to-guard scoring machine

highwhey 07-15-2008 10:38 PM

Re: Durant is overrated
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by insidehoops
If you saw him in the final month or two of the season, he played as well as everyone hoped. He's clearly never going to be a "scrub."

At worst, he'll be an extremely hard-to-guard scoring machine

Diaw played extremely well for one season, what happened next season? Durant can just as easily lose motivation. Vince Carter, Stephon Marbury...are great examples.

ZeN 07-15-2008 10:38 PM

Re: Durant is overrated
 
If he will gain some weight.. then he wont be stopped as a scoring machine... probably nothing more, but the scoring will be consistant...

mmsupra 07-15-2008 11:15 PM

Re: Durant is overrated
 
if he just keeps one jersey on and not 10 he'll get better

Buffalobraves 07-17-2008 11:39 PM

Re: Durant is overrated
 
He's the second most clutch player in the league right now.

RainierBeachPoet 07-18-2008 05:39 PM

Re: Durant is overrated
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZeN
If he will gain some weight.. then he wont be stopped as a scoring machine... probably nothing more, but the scoring will be consistant...


gervin was a stick and was a scoring machine

the weight issue might hurt at the defensive end (but dont tell tayshawn that!!)

i suspend judgment of KD until after three more years in the league (my general litmus test) the jury is still out to see if he will be a super-super star

meanmonster 07-18-2008 05:46 PM

Re: Durant is overrated
 
Durant's expectations were extremely high coming in last year. People wanted him to score 30 pts, get 10 boards and 4 ast. No rookie is going to do that. He was on a bad team and carrying the load and all that said he got stronger as the year rolled on and by the end of the season, he was showing signs of greatness. I'm not saying KD will be better than any of these guys, but compare his rookie seasons to the likes of T-Mac, Kobe, Garnett and he holds up pretty good rookie comparisons. Until the Sonics, err... OKC team name gets more pieces to the puzzle, his FG% will not improve. Durant will put on weight and probably go through his career a 25 pt 6-8 reb, 3 ast guy.... yeah, that's a scrub.

veilside23 07-22-2008 07:16 PM

Re: Durant is overrated
 
Durant overrated ? dont think so .

He showed he can play and take over games at this early point if his career am not saying he will be a lebron james type of player but honestly durant might be an all star soon . later in the season he proved that he is a chucker and can really pass and defend 2 positions. its unfair to judge him after his rookie year however durant is worthy enough of the number 2 pick and i think he was able to prove that he belongs in this league i just hope durant will be healthy and this kid will only get better.

unconcerned 07-22-2008 09:30 PM

Re: Durant is overrated
 
Players don't generally go from Rookie of the Year to "scrub".

Buffalobraves 08-05-2008 09:44 PM

Re: Durant is overrated
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by unconcerned
Players don't generally go from Rookie of the Year to "scrub".

Actually if you look at this list no one has in my opinion.

http://www.nba.com/history/awards_rookieofyear.html

Cookkilla 08-21-2008 10:30 PM

Re: Durant is overrated
 
Durant a scrub come one...this guy is already a superstar who not only capable of scoring 30 points a game but in a few years will be a great defender...hes not a better player then lebron but he is a better defender..so please calm down on the name calling

FAhusky 08-22-2008 12:13 AM

Re: Durant is overrated
 
Overrated! Doesn't have the attitude, strength or swagger. But he does have a coach who will ensure that whatever the team does, Durant will still get his stats and not embarass the GM and owner. I think it will take a while for him to adjust to the level of contact of the NBA. Shooting guards don't play much "D" for the most part. Say "boo" to him and he'd probably pee down his leg. Nice kid though and history would indicate he eventually will excell.


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