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Old 08-10-2009, 12:23 AM   #31
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How is he overated? Sure his team only won 23 games but they had a first year coach and PJ got them started to a 1-12(8%) record. They ended up going 22-47(32%) after the coach change. PJ started him at the 2 and that was bad for the team hence the horrible start.

Plus look at his team. He doesn't have that much talent around him and they are an extremely young team. Their top three scorers consisted of two second year players(one playing out of position) and a rookie. After those three you have Kristic, Wilcox, sefolsha, weaver, wilkins, mason and collison. None of which would be starters on a playoff team. They also had 19 different starting lineups. It was a learning year with a new coach... they weren't expecting wins.

He's arguably the 3rd best SF in the league about the same as pierce/granger. He's not on the Melo/Lebron level yet, but he will be.
he is overrated right now because people are EXPECTING him to lead his team to the plays THIS season. can it happen? sure it can. But only adding Harden to a 23 win team wont get you to the play offs unless everyone on the team gets exponentially better
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:30 AM   #32
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They just have their game face on, we are look at the best SG/SF combo since since....

so there is hope for you after all...i was 100% sure you were about to say they are the best combo ever
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:34 AM   #33
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Yeah, it's great that the Thunder stepped up without their best player. I hope you're not suggesting they're better without Durant...

They were over .500 without Durant, and it wasn't super easy games either.

I'm not saying Durant is a negative value player... but how about Durant figures out how to win before you sing him praises. As it is, he doesn't make his teammates better, he makes them worse.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:36 AM   #34
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They were over .500 without Durant, and it wasn't super easy games either.

I'm not saying Durant is a negative value player... but how about Durant figures out how to win before you sing him praises. As it is, he doesn't make his teammates better, he makes them worse.
Well this is about him being a great player... not making his teammates better am I right?
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:47 AM   #35
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he is overrated right now because people are EXPECTING him to lead his team to the plays THIS season. can it happen? sure it can. But only adding Harden to a 23 win team wont get you to the play offs unless everyone on the team gets exponentially better

Oh absolutely, I highly doubt they'll make the playoffs. I don't see how they could make the playoffs. The west has a lot of great teams and OKC is playing in one of the best divisions in basketball. This team is clearly being built for the future and if they get a defensive center I'd have to say that the OKC front office is building this team rather nicely.

I just don't like that people hold it over his head that he only won 23 games as a second year player when the three best players were a rookie and another 2nd year player playing out of position. No one was questioning how good kobe was when he only won 33 games as a vet with better and more experienced players.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:52 AM   #36
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Durant has the potential to be GOAT...

his jumper might be top 3 in league and he is 6'11....athletic too
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:55 AM   #37
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I think the reason he is being overrated because of his contrasting ability with Greg Oden. Oden has been so much of a dissapointment that Durant's amazing scoring ability is highlighted even more. He is a great player and has elite potential. It is a shame the Blazers passed on him after having made such excellent picks with Roy and Aldridge.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:57 AM   #38
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Durant has the potential to be GOAT...

his jumper might be top 3 in league and he is 6'11....athletic too

he is not 6'11"

he is 6'9" maybe 6'10"
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:58 AM   #39
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Durant has the potential to be GOAT...

his jumper might be top 3 in league and he is 6'11....athletic too
He is not 6'11
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:33 AM   #40
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If Durant was ever going to be the GOAT he would be better than he is now. He would have figured out how to play any type of defense, his team would win more, and his assist to TO ratio would be positive
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:52 AM   #41
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what the hell has this guy done, but score a lot and lead his team to 2 below 25 win seasons. Too many times on here i have seen his name in front of Carmelo Anthony. Sometimes even infront of LeBron James.

When the Thunder win more games then the Grizzlies come call me.
Mayo's supporting casts are much better than Durant's.
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:10 AM   #42
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Durant coming into the league and scoring so much so soon (on a bad team) made him overrated. He is good and someday may become a superstar. Until then, I compare him with Danny Grainger (with more potential obviously).

My brother had the nerve to say he was better than LeBron....I think Skip said the same. He is good but this is what? his 3rd year? **** out of here with that mess. He needs to be able to bench his weight first lol
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:27 AM   #43
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he is not 6'11"

he is 6'9" maybe 6'10"

He was measured 6'10" w/shoes at the draft combine in 2007. He could be 6'11" by now...
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:39 AM   #44
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laying the foundation for the next generation of homer battles, Lebron vs Kobe will be supplanted by Durant vs Mayo... should be fun
At least Mayo and Durant play in the middle of nowhere. They won't get the type of psychotic fans from LA Kobe gets.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:43 AM   #45
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At least Mayo and Durant play in the middle of nowhere. They won't get the type of psychotic fans from LA Kobe gets.
Well, we'll just have to ship one of em in then wont we
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