Originally Posted by nkjordan23
When I say no brainer, I mean Durant provides 2 cats tops in a H2H league. He provides pts and FT% and that is it. Nothing more. Last night is what I expected going into this season, but I fail to believe he will continue on that path. I've had the ooportunity to watch a few OKC games and he just doesnt fill the stat sheet.
Miller may not get me the 20 pts, but I can count on good all around stats with solid percentages. To me, this makes the trade a no brainer. I dont need the assists, you're right. But I do need the boards and FG%. Durant's high volume/low % really hurts me.
Maybe I am way off base here, i just dont see Durant being that 22, 5, and 5 guy we all thought he would be. Maybe I am jumping the gun too early though.
Durants low % will improve. He shot 47.6fg% after the all-star break last year. Expect 45-46fg% this year.
His turnovers will stay high but he is a good source of steals/blocks with the occasional three.
I expect him to get at least 5 rebounds a game while his assists will probable be around 3.
So you have a 23/5/3 1 steal/1block/0.5-1.0 three/3.0tpg/45fg%/85ft% guy.
Brad Miller is a 13/9/4 1 steal/1 block/2.5tpg/46fg%/80-82ft%/ that also comes with the risk of getting traded before the deadline which might lower his value.