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Old 05-22-2007, 05:40 PM   #31
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Default Re: Even if my team was in need of a Center, I'd take Durant

You must really hate Durant then.
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Old 05-22-2007, 05:45 PM   #32
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Default Re: Even if my team was in need of a Center, I'd take Durant

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I said Id take Oden....so why are you acting like I said otherwise. I was just saying that no one knows if either guy will be dominant.

I know that you said you would take Oden, that's why I highlighted that one part of your statement to show exactly what I was disagreeing with.

My main point is that nearly every team has someone talented at the swing positions, but hardly any teams have a talented center. So even if Oden doesn't have the same amount of "tools to be dominant" he has a higher chance of being dominant because there will be hardly any competition for him at the next level. Durant on the other hand will be lining up against all-star level talent (or very close to it) almost every night of his career.

So IMO, "dominant swingman >>All Star Center" is inaccurate when you add in the factor of who each player will be playing against.

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Old 05-22-2007, 05:47 PM   #33
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I know that you said you would take Oden, that's why I highlighted that one part of your statement to show exactly what I was disagreeing with.

My main point is that nearly every team has someone talented at the swing positions, but hardly any teams have a talented center. So even if Oden doesn't have the same amount of "tools to be dominant" he has a higher chance of being dominant because of there will be hardly any competition for him at the next level. Durant on the other hand will be lining up against all-star level talent (or very close to it) almost every night of his career.

So IMO, "dominant swingman >>All Star Center" is inaccurate when you add in the factor of who each player will be playing against.

the only dominant swingmen is Kobe and maybe Wade. MAybe Wade and Lebron will get there but not yet.

So maybe we have different definitions of dominant.
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Old 05-22-2007, 05:50 PM   #34
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You must really hate Durant then.

No I love Durant, he is great as well. I just think it has to go Oden then Durant. Its not a slight to Durant. Earlier I would have said Durant but Odens is too physically gifted and seems to have the ability to add stuff to his game.
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:02 PM   #35
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No I love Durant, he is great as well. I just think it has to go Oden then Durant. Its not a slight to Durant. Earlier I would have said Durant but Odens is too physically gifted and seems to have the ability to add stuff to his game.

I meant if you hated Oden cause of the media hype, you must have wanted to kill Durant.
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