freethedevil wrote:So great:
Nah, your agenda for KD here is obvious. I think you just hate that its fairly obvious all these excuses you're making for durant like "not having enough defensive pieces" would go way if you replaced him with an --actual-- MVP like giannis. The nets have been awful without Kyrie. they were not awful last year without kyrie. They were actually pretty good. If KD' is worthy of an MVP how are the nets so awful when he doesn' thave his point guard outsocring and outassisting him?
I’d say Durant isn’t getting to the rim as much, and idk if that’s by him taking it easy or by his post injury stuffHe isn't? From what I've seen KD's been driving alot though I haven't tracked it hard or anything. i'm mostly seeing he's been a tissue defensively, haven't tracked creation, but i dont see him making much.
I haven’t watched closely enough but I’d assume his defense sucks now at least until playoff time
I’d say the nets have been a strong offensive team though, and KD has something to do with that for sure, even if the defenses they’ve faced have been pretty trash.How strong have they been withotu kyrie?
I’m pretty sure giannis on off was better than lebrons last year, and I wouldn’t expect KDs on off to be BBC easy because the team has shown they can function without him, it’s not gonna be a +talent situation cuz there’s overlap Eh...IIRC Lebrons on/off was much higher and people like scrab and homecourtloss were using that to try and argue that giannis wasn't clearly the mvp last year.
I do agree that their record atm isn’t good enough for him to be in the mvp race, otoh, should be noted the team lost those games with him off the floor those games if that makes sense, and they are definitely a better team than the warriors even with a worse recordDidn't the nets get deeper? How? They've basically traded levert for durant right?
On AD, I’d agree last 5-6 games ADs been great but first 5 he was prolly one of the worst defenders in the team, but they’re hardly trying right now, and they’re doing an indiscriminate aggressive pick and roll coverage that requires more communication and awareness from all 5 players than last year where they dropped mostly, although them already being a top level defense even with weak offenses faced is a pretty good sign[Fair enough
My favorite player is his rival. Assuming a nets dyansty isn't on the table, we really need a lebron-giannis final. Could essentially be lebron vs jordan in reverse. Maybe Lberon vs Jordan 2.0 if he puts everythign together in the playoffs