Yogatti wrote: DJ_3_Ball wrote:
Yogatti wrote:Back in 2015, almost everyone picked KAT over Porzingis. I always knew back then Porzingis is better than KAT and he was overrated. Now 4 years later, it's clear who is the superior player.
Man, I don't know about that, and I'm a guy who leans towards the Euro player & I'm a huge Mavs' fan. Karl Anthony-Towns is having one hell of a year!
KAT doesn't play much defense, but he's still 5th in the league in PER. KP is 83rd. I'd hardly call that clearly superior.
KP is on his well on his way to giving KAT a run for his money, though. And, the fact the Mavs are trending up & Minnesota embarrassed itself after KAT said "don't sleep on us this season" isn't going to help KAT's cause either.
Minnesota Timberwolves are on a 11 game losing streak with KAT as the main guy. You sure about that?
Yes, you have a point. I thought KAT was a little presumptuous when he said don't sleep on us this year. But, PER is... what do they say? Numbers don't lie. 5th to 83rd is a big gap. KAT is good, real good. Now, he sucks on defense & KP is a difference maker, so that's very important. But, you didn't say KP is right there with KAT or KP was a little better or KP was more well-rounded. You said KAT was overrated. You said KAT was inferior to KP. That's taking that too far. KAT is the 8th leading scorer in the NBA, he's a Center who is 6th in 3PM this season, he's 18th in 3pt % at 41.8, and the guy is 8th in rebounding and 38th in assists at 4.4. I mean, offensively, he's an absolute beast. You can't deny that.
As for the 11 game losing streak, KAT hasn't played in the last 4 games due to injury, and prior to that the Wolves lost @ DAL, @ LAL and vs LAC. I'm not exactly going to hold that against KAT. Those are 3 tough games. Wolves won't make the playoffs this year, and KAT will have to answer for that, but the 11 game losing streak isn't on him. It looks worse than it really is (in terms of KAT being involved).