MrPerfect1 wrote: emunney wrote:
Shaffty wrote:Whose the best player you wouldn't trade Donte for?
Has to be a good player, so Kyrie and Westbrook don't fit the criteria.
I'd say Ben Simmons. He is a good player but is an awful fit with Giannis
I'd trade him for Simmons in and then trade Simmons as soon as it's legal, but I get your point.
I think DDV is a star, but by a different definition than most people use. Basically people have about 100 different tiers of offensive ability to rank guys like Curry, Harden, Lillard, and Kyrie (in that order) differently, but they don't have nearly as many classifications for defenders. Therefore they act like you have to be Gobert or Ben Wallace to be a star if most of your impact is mostly on defense, whereas I think they are plenty of defenders who are not that, but who are just as much "stars" as the guys whose relative offensive ranking is analogous to DDV's defensive ranking.
Tl;dr: effect on net rating should be what matters, and DDV's is better than all sorts of guys who will get all-star consideration but who I wouldn't trade DDV for.
Is the question just "best player" or "best asset"? Because it's really hard to separate the two.
Wut we've got here is... faaailure... to communakate.