Originally Posted by Myth
I agree with a lot of what you said, but he wouldn't have came off the bench. Oden was pushed into the starting line up to develop even when he didn't appear ready because he was the #1 pick. The same would have happened with Durant.
Umm, Oden only started half the game in his rookie season. And I believe it's because he made a large impact on the floor. Imagine a skinny, defensive liability, trigger happy rookie with terrible shot selection, that's what Durant was his first season. Surely he'd have come off the bench sometimes until he develop more.