bondom34 wrote:Kind of another note entirely, but thinking back to that top 10 thread, and think I did overreact to Durant a bit. The box score was there, but the APM isn't there yet and the sample was super small. Just going back and looking with a bit more sample and some other guys playing super well too but he might be the Nets 3rd best player even this year.
Also some bounce backs from guys who were thought done or really bad.
KD's scoring seems like an inevitability but it doesn't seem to warp defenses the way other great offensive weapons do. It seems clear that opposing defenses gameplan for Harden more than they do him, just like they used to do with Curry. I think a lot of it is due to a lack of creation - KD ultimately is an all-time great finisher and not a great playmaker.