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Old 05-22-2007, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default What If Oden and Durant are Bust?

Like seriously...

What if they both play soft, or they both get side tracked by other things...

OR THEY ARE BOTH SIMPLY OVERHYPED?

Do we abandon basketball scouts, and ESPN analyst alike?
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: What If Oden and Durant are Bust?

I highly doubt they will be busts but if they are then it will be another disappointing draft.
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: What If Oden and Durant are Bust?

This would mean that the NBA draft is a busts and the 2003 NBA Draft is the best Draft ever.

Seriously, I think one or both of them will be a good basketball player and probably a potential HOF.
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:12 PM   #4
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Default Re: What If Oden and Durant are Bust?

I hope not. Im really looking forward to see them do good in the NBA. Durant=ROY.
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Default Re: What If Oden and Durant are Bust?

Maybe one of them will be a bust but definitely not both.
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:18 PM   #6
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Default Re: What If Oden and Durant are Bust?

Oden's probably the more likely out of the 2 to become a bust.

I dont think he will be a bust but he won't be a David Robinson.
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Default Re: What If Oden and Durant are Bust?

It think its far more possible than people care to realize.

Would be along the lines of George standing on that boat in front of the Mission Accomplished sign. I'd love to see Dick Vitale and Jay Bilas talk their ways out of that one.
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Default Re: What If Oden and Durant are Bust?

While Oden might not live up to the insane expectations placed upon him, he is pretty safe bet to be very good player. He's extremely down to earth, phenomenal work ethic, and a very athletic and powerful 7 footer with very good defensive skills already. In Chad Ford assesment of his pre draft workouts he said his athleticism was far better than he showed in collage and he has already significantly improved his offensive game.

All things considered he seems sure to improve any of the team he goes to defensive off the mark, and have enough room for error to grow his offensive talents on the job. The fact he's a absurdly humble responsible kid, and great team mate means he should be able to stay away from any off court trouble.
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:34 PM   #9
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Durant could be a bust. He's more raw than people think.
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:47 PM   #10
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Default Re: What If Oden and Durant are Bust?

It wouldn't really be all that surprising, just look at how many other college ball beasts picked at top spots in the draft have completely failed in the NBA.

The only thing that I can imagine that would change if Oden and Durant become busts is that it would possibly help make a case for raising the age limit again to resemble the NFL's system (at least 3 years removed from highschool).
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Default Re: What If Oden and Durant are Bust?

Only injury could stop Oden. Only injury and / or bad coaching can stop Durant. Neither will be a total bust. I bet for both to be great in the right situations.
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Default Re: What If Oden and Durant are Bust?

Busts are usually busts because they don't have the right personality to handle such high expectations, or they don't have the character/work ethic needed to carry a team by example. Both these guys pass those tests with flying colors, so I'd be extremely surprised, personally, if either were busts.
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I hope not. Im really looking forward to see them do good in the NBA. Durant=ROY.
my prediction exactly. In the long run look for Oden to be the best of the two though.
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Durant will have a season of 17 6 and 2.

I think Oden will mirror Dwight Howards Rookie season.

10 12 on very few touches.
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Busts are usually busts because they don't have the right personality to handle such high expectations, or they don't have the character/work ethic needed to carry a team by example. Both these guys pass those tests with flying colors, so I'd be extremely surprised, personally, if either were busts.

hm. thats a really good point brought up.
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