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Old 11-18-2008, 01:29 PM   #1
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Default Durant for Brad Miller?

I offered this to a guy in my league and then took it down. He came back and asked for it today. I am in need of a big guy, and it seems like a no brainer to take Miller with all the added value besides the extra rebounds. What do you guys think? This is my team before the trade...

Deron Williams
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Durant
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: Durant for Brad Miller?

You don't need dimes. So I'd try and get a more traditional big. You should be able to get more for Bmill I would think. Try for a Biedrins or Kaman or TD type first, then maybe some 2 for 1's to get those guys.
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:36 PM   #3
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Default Re: Durant for Brad Miller?

Durant's value is a lot greater than Brad Millers so I wouldn't call it a no brainer. I'd say you should aim higher than that. If not an upper eschalon Center at least go for someone like maybe Bynum, Gasol, Kaman, etc.
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:27 PM   #4
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Default Re: Durant for Brad Miller?

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.
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Default Re: Durant for Brad Miller?

Even still, you can get way more then Brad Miller on the open market, so don't settle for Miller. Get the best deal you can.
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:25 PM   #6
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Default Re: Durant for Brad Miller?

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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.
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:25 PM   #7
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Default Re: Durant for Brad Miller?

Durant is a BEAST this year on a terrible team and all I see is him improving as the year goes on. Don't trade him!
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