Originally Posted by skillswithaz
All of the players you just mentioned rely on athleticism while Durant has athleticism and he's an amazing shooter. Did Marvin Williams average like 35 in a month when he was a freshman? Did Rudy Gay get double doubles all the time? Did we really know anything about Milicic?
Sure, he is better then the players mentioned above. However, Marvin Williams and Rudy Gay are much more athletic then Durant, and Milicic is a much better defender. The only difference between the players I mentioned, and Kevin Durant is that he has a more accurate jump shot. However, my opinion is that big men belong in the post, not on the perimeter. There is a reason we have guards. I don't believe that NBA teams will allow him to roam as much out there as he is doing so in college, thus reducing his game.
Unless a coach gives this kid ultimate reign over the team, he isn't going to be a superstar of any sort. I expect him to be a Rashard Lewis, not a Kevin Garnett.