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Old 03-13-2007, 07:38 PM   #7
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Default Re: Who would benefit more from staying another year in college?

Oden, simply because big men take longer to develop. Durant is NBA-ready right now and won't improve under the tutelage of Rick Barnes. Just won't happen. There's nothing more for the college game to offer him.

But for those who think Oden's offensive game is raw, compare his numbers and skills as a freshman- even BEFORE you consider that he played most of it without full use of his dominant hand- to what David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning, Akeem Olajuwon or Patrick Ewing did as freshmen offensively.

Oden is at or ahead of the curve compared to pretty much all of them with his offensive game at this stage of his career.
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