Re: Who has a bigger impact: Oden or Durant?
I think Odens impact can't be fully understood if we're not on the floor with him. I believe he's one of those players that, when you're on the floor with him, you feel like you have the best chance to win the ballgame.
Somebody beats you off the dribble? You have Oden back there. He erases others mistakes which gives them confidence in return because nothing bad happened out of it. Players aren't scared to hoist up a shot because they know they got Oden down there working for their miss, etc... a lot more little things that he does that go unnoticed by the average fan, who most of you are.
He's not going to be a player who drops 27-30 ppg in the nba - very few big men do that in any era. He's going to turn into a player that you can anchor a defense around, clean up the glass for you, and with time and development he will fine-tune that hook shot of his, along with adding a few other post moves. I believe he will turn into a solid, solid post presence on offense that warrents a double.
Last edited by Carbine : 03-19-2007 at 07:56 PM.