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Old 08-31-2008, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default Nba Forum - Durant Over Oden

Hey guys, there's a thread over in the NBA Forum titled something like:

Where would the Blazers be if they had taken Kevin Durant #1 overall?

I realize it's a moot point, but some of the posts and Durant-haters make for some interesting reading. Here's my post:

While I was disappointed by Oden's injury, I still think we made the right choice by taking Oden over Durant. However, I am NOT a Durant hater...he did shoot a lot, but come on, can you imagine the pressure on a #2 overall pick to produce on a team with minimal leadership (from the players)...speaking of questionable drafting, what the heck was Seattle - I mean Clay Bennett's team thinking when they had Boston take Jeff Green at #5????? I would have taken Yi, Jianlian or Corey Brewer over Jeff Green - Yi would have been a better fit at PF or Center for them, while Brewer would have been a better option at SG...........
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:22 PM   #2
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Yeah, I got that thread. I pretty much said Durant would have helped last year but our future is better off with Oden.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:04 PM   #3
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I think Oden is a wayyyy better addition for the future. I also think he has potential to be a much better player than Durant.
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:13 PM   #4
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I love it when people agree with me!!!!!!!!!! It's the exact opposite of having a discussion with my teenagers!!!
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:55 PM   #5
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We need that big man. Portland lacks defense and power in the paint. It was the most sane thing to do.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:50 AM   #6
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Default Re: Nba Forum - Durant Over Oden

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Originally Posted by blazerjimmy
Hey guys, there's a thread over in the NBA Forum titled something like:

Where would the Blazers be if they had taken Kevin Durant #1 overall?

I realize it's a moot point, but some of the posts and Durant-haters make for some interesting reading. Here's my post:

While I was disappointed by Oden's injury, I still think we made the right choice by taking Oden over Durant. However, I am NOT a Durant hater...he did shoot a lot, but come on, can you imagine the pressure on a #2 overall pick to produce on a team with minimal leadership (from the players)...speaking of questionable drafting, what the heck was Seattle - I mean Clay Bennett's team thinking when they had Boston take Jeff Green at #5????? I would have taken Yi, Jianlian or Corey Brewer over Jeff Green - Yi would have been a better fit at PF or Center for them, while Brewer would have been a better option at SG...........
I dont actually think Durrant should have been rookie of the year.His club was awful,he took more shots than Rambo,and missed as much as Rambo's opponents!!I think Portland made the right choice.Yi is totally overrated!I think Green is better.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:20 PM   #7
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I think all the blazer hate on the nba forum is to be expected. Look at all the teams/players from the previous generation now in decline, or at least hitting their peak. Laker fans especially seem to be getting panicky about Kobe winning another one for the lakers without Shaq. Now everyone is coming up saying the the blazers would have been better drafting Durant, which seems absolutely ludicrous to me. I don't want to chalk it up to simple jealousy, vut it kinda' seems like that.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:20 AM   #8
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The opportunity to draft an individual who has the potential to be a dominant center for the next ten years (or more) comes around once in a generation. Any discussion of selecting Durant over Oden is foolish. Yes Oden does seem to be injury prone, but his caliber of player is rare.

Pritchard made the right decision.
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