BenoUdrihFTL wrote:No-more-rings wrote:BenoUdrihFTL wrote:When you look at raw pts/reb/ast, pts/100, OBPM and even efficiency they're both elite offensive machines in the PS. But Harden's onball-dominant "system" is simply easier to gameplan for (if the intent is to suffocate him and make someone else beat you) in a halfcourt playoff setting
I also think Harden probably goes harder and longer in the RS, making it somewhat inevitable that his PS production will take a larger hit
Regardless though, both guys are historically elite in the PS even if they're a definitive tier below GOAT candidates like MJ/LBJ/KAJ
Calling Harden and Steph just a tier below MJ/LBJ/Kareem as playoff performers is mighty generous. I’d have them below Wade-Kobe-Dirk who obviously don’t belong in tier 1 either.
Yeah I was being pretty broad with it, kinda like "MJ/LBJ/KAJ and then everyone else"
I do agree that after those big 3 there's more precise tiers, and I do have Dirk/Wade above Curry/Harden but I think the gap between those two tiers is smaller than the one between MJ/LBJ/KAJ and everyone else
Are you so sure that Kareem belongs above Shaq/Hakeem/Duncan/Magic etc for strictly playoff performance?