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Old 12-29-2017, 07:07 AM   #1
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Default "Durant is more valuable than Curry"

http://www.82games.com/1718/ROLRTG8.HTM

GSW Curry 48% 31.8 16.9 +14.9 +17.3 +4.9 +12.3 +14.1

GSW Durant 60% 29.2 15.7 +13.5 +11.9 +9.4 +2.4 +9.8

it's not even close. Has always been and will always be his teams MVP and should be considered the the most valuable if you take away drama/media/self-promotion and things like "height and length"

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Old 12-29-2017, 08:28 AM   #2
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Who cares? Their team is so stacked that they could lose either Curry OR Durant (doesn't matter which) for the rest of the season and they'd still win the title.

KD and LeBron have successfully ruined the NBA with their shameless collusions.
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:47 AM   #3
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Critics downplay the **** out of Durant's defense, but all i remember him doing was block people's shots in that one play-off series against the Mavs in 2012.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:20 AM   #4
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Nobody sane thinks Durant is the more vital player. Lmao, they nearly went back to back and won 73 with Harrison Barnes averaging 3 points on 24% shooting. They would still be the overwhelming favorites with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist starting.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:22 AM   #5
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Nobody sane thinks Durant is the more vital player. Lmao, they nearly went back to back and won 73 with Harrison Barnes averaging 3 points on 24% shooting.


My hate for Barnes will never end.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:26 AM   #6
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My hate for Barnes will never end.
Harrison Barnes is my favorite player.
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:52 AM   #7
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Default Re: "Durant is more valuable than Curry"

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Nobody sane thinks Durant is the more vital player. Lmao, they nearly went back to back and won 73 with Harrison Barnes averaging 3 points on 24% shooting. They would still be the overwhelming favorites with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist starting.

Clever usage because we know who the better player is.

So let's break it down. How many players can Curry switch on comfortably on defense? 0. They don't even want him covering the PG if the opponent is good or better.

How many can Durant switch on? Oh shit, he can switch 1-5. Pretty vital to GSW's defense.

Now how about GSW's style? Curry started this spacing phenomenon. And no one can space the floor the way Curry can....except for Durant.

Yes, Curry has more range. But his range is pulling out the PG. Not the PF. Not the Center. (unless they are screening,in which case obviously Curry wasn't the main reason they were pulled from the paint).

Any time Durant moves off-ball, he is usually taking the big man with him. That is REAL stretching the floor. Now, you have opened up the paint. Curry can't do that.

So Durant is more vital on defense, for obvious reasons.

So Durant is more vital on the offensive end, for obvious reasons.

Relative to size, I'd say Durant's handles are more deadly, as well. The ball literally travels 6 feet everytime he makes a crossover. And it is lightning fast. No player 6'8" or taller can guard that. LeBron was made to look like a child in the Finals with the crossovers.

So, how is curry more valuable? Are we talking about moral victories here? He symbolizes GSW more? I can see that.

But vital for a team? Give me the 7 footer who can get more points, rebounds, has shown the propensity to toss out dimes, better at playing passing lanes, and sure as hell blocks better, while having roughly the same percentages from the field. On paper and with the eye test, KD is more vital than Curry.
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:56 PM   #8
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Harrison Barnes is my favorite player.

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Old 12-31-2017, 09:37 PM   #9
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Durant is both the better and more valuable player. Curry will always get more respect from Warriors fans though. I would trade Durant before I would trade Curry, even though KD is the superior player. Without Curry, a player like Durant wouldn't even consider joining the Warriors.
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:46 PM   #10
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Durant is both the better and more valuable player. Curry will always get more respect from Warriors fans though. I would trade Durant before I would trade Curry, even though KD is the superior player. Without Curry, a player like Durant wouldn't even consider joining the Warriors.

Durant is the better player in general, but he's not the more valuable player for this Warriors team.
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:58 PM   #11
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Durant is the better player in general, but he's not the more valuable player for this Warriors team.



Durant is playing All-NBA level defense while providing similar production on offense. He's both better and more valuable.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:29 PM   #12
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Durant is playing All-NBA level defense while providing similar production on offense. He's both better and more valuable.

Steph makes the team better. IIRC the team as a whole shot 7% less on 3's in the stretch that he was out.
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:39 PM   #13
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The Warriors would have lost the Cavs last year because they would have just trapped Curry all game and made someone else beat them. Last year the Warrior's roleplayers got exposed because none of them could score on an island like KD could.

And then there's the 3 he hit in Bran's face....
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Old 01-01-2018, 02:44 PM   #14
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The Warriors would have lost the Cavs last year because they would have just trapped Curry all game and made someone else beat them. Last year the Warrior's roleplayers got exposed because none of them could score on an island like KD could.

And then there's the 3 he hit in Bran's face....

Well, no shit. We all know they are better with Durant than without Durant. That's not what's OP asked.
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Old 01-01-2018, 02:53 PM   #15
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Default Re: "Durant is more valuable than Curry"

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The Warriors would have lost the Cavs last year because they would have just trapped Curry all game and made someone else beat them. Last year the Warrior's roleplayers got exposed because none of them could score on an island like KD could.

And then there's the 3 he hit in Bran's face....

What?

They almost won the year before with the Green suspension and Harrison Barnes playing about as bad as a pro can possibly play.

Exposed?

So your point is that Durant is better than Harrison Barnes? Okay...totally agree.

This is a team that accomplished historic shit without Durant and seems to win about 90% of the time without him as well.

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