Kevin Durant & James Harden 21-22 Thread

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Kevin Durant & James Harden 21-22 Thread 

Post#1 » by TroubleS0me » Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:50 am

had a great postseason
now its the Big 2 with him & Harden, is it enough?
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Post#2 » by TroubleS0me » Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:15 pm

1st game of the season vs Bucks

32pts
FG% 52 (13-25)
3 PT FG% 42.9
11 Rebs
2 BLKs

any thoughts?
took 25 shots to get 32 pts...
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Post#3 » by TroubleS0me » Sat Oct 23, 2021 6:38 am

triple double & got the win vs Sixers
perfect from the free throw line

12 AST
2 TOVs

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Post#4 » by TroubleS0me » Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:22 pm

continues to play well but lost to the Hornets
38pts
70.8 FG%

he says the Nets have ENOUGH even without Kyrie...

any thoughts on that?
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Post#5 » by TroubleS0me » Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:04 am

Kevin Durant reaches 24,000 career points, closes in on top 25 all-time

Durant trails Hall-of-Fame guard Allen Iverson by less than 400 points for 25th place, with Ray Allen and Patrick Ewing not far behind.
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Post#6 » by GSP » Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:45 am

Ive never seen him pass and playmake as well as he has through these 4 games before. His scoring isnt going anywhere and his 3pt shot is lagging behind so far too which makes it scarier

Read on Twitter


This JUST MIGHT be a new peak for him which would frankly be absurd
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Post#7 » by TroubleS0me » Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:03 am

James Harden got his wish...Vs Pacers

19 FREE THROW ATTEMPTS -- FT 16-19 (FT% 84.2)


2 BLKS
8 REBS
8 AST
29 PTS

KD
22 PTS
FG% 70 (7-10)
8 FREE THROWS (87.5%)

LaMarcus Aldridge
21 PTS
8 REBS
FG% 62.5%
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Post#8 » by Prokorov » Mon Nov 1, 2021 5:50 pm

GSP wrote:Ive never seen him pass and playmake as well as he has through these 4 games before. His scoring isnt going anywhere and his 3pt shot is lagging behind so far too which makes it scarier

Read on Twitter


This JUST MIGHT be a new peak for him which would frankly be absurd


That wrap around pass looks pretty. but he has attempted that exact pass 4 times this year with 3 turnovers. 2 of which started a 1-0 fast break the other way.

Discussing Durant is just discussing "what level of greatness" he is at. but despite the Ast - TO early, he hasnt been a great playmaker. He still struggles to protect the ball. it is unclear why more teams dont double/trap him. as a net, he has never done well against that. even with great shooting around him.

He doesnt get inside 12 feet enough to really be a great playmaker for others. most of the playmaking he does is the result of insane gravity.... which cant be discounted

I think durant is off to a subpar start by his standards. the durant we saw post injury last year was a different animal. im sure he will get there
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Re: Kevin Durant & James Harden 21-22 Thread 

Post#9 » by Prokorov » Mon Nov 1, 2021 5:53 pm

TroubleS0me wrote:James Harden got his wish...Vs Pacers

19 FREE THROW ATTEMPTS -- FT 16-19 (FT% 84.2)


2 BLKS
8 REBS
8 AST
29 PTS

KD
22 PTS
FG% 70 (7-10)
8 FREE THROWS (87.5%)

LaMarcus Aldridge
21 PTS
8 REBS
FG% 62.5%


The narrative on Harden is FTs... which isnt surprising with the new rules and some peculiar no calls. But what isnt discussed is he has a greatly different play style in brooklyn. last year, prior to new rules, he had his lowest FT attempts since he was a part time player in OKC. He simply doesnt look to score first driving anymore/all that often. he looks to pass first now, and pass first on drives. the majority of his scoring is from three.

Nets fans were actually frustrated last year that he wasnt aggressive enough scoring and didnt foul bait (like we finally got a guy who gets to the line and now he doesnt want to get ot the line).

Hardens struggles this year i think have alot more to do with his hamstring recovery/rust/out of shape vs. new rules. i think he adjusted to new rules after the 3rd game. he said he talked to the officials and nash did too and in practice the nets are calling it different
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Post#10 » by TroubleS0me » Thu Nov 4, 2021 10:15 pm

Vs Pistons

32 PTS
FG% 65

Harden

11 AST
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Post#11 » by TroubleS0me » Tue Nov 9, 2021 9:53 am

Vs Pistons

KD
31 PTS
FG% 57.9
6-6 FT% 100


Harden
28 PTS
10 REBS
8 AST
5-6 FT% 83.3
2 TOVs
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Post#12 » by TroubleS0me » Tue Nov 9, 2021 10:15 am

Vs Bulls

38 PTS
9-9 FT% 100
10 REBS
13-24 FG% 54.2

Harden
8 REBS
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Re: Kevin Durant & James Harden 21-22 Thread 

Post#13 » by feyki » Tue Nov 9, 2021 5:16 pm

Fatden finally explodes. Our FAT still can play, though. Thanks to be young. Wonder could he play this level at his 30's.
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Post#14 » by The High Cyde » Tue Nov 9, 2021 5:33 pm

Harden’s first step is still ridiculous
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Post#15 » by TroubleS0me » Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:08 pm

Vs Magic

KD
30 PTS
FG% 91.7 (11-12)

FT% 85.7 (6-7)

Harden
17 PTS
11 REBS
11 AST
2 STLS

FG% 54.5 (6-11)
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Post#16 » by Saints14 » Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:06 pm

Interesting - Zach Lowe doesn't get involved in the legacy and player ranking nonsense very often but he may have tipped his hand in today's 10 Things:

During Sunday's Brooklyn Nets game in Toronto, Matt Devlin, the Raptors' play-by-play voice, mentioned it was Durant's first time there since tearing his Achilles during the 2019 Finals.

We are prisoners of the moment, but that night, it felt as if the axis of the league tilted -- that one of the 10 greatest players of all-time would never be the same, that the league and sport itself would never be the same.
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Re: Kevin Durant & James Harden 21-22 Thread 

Post#17 » by O_6 » Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:00 am

Best player in the game.

Curry is a beast, i get what he does. Giannis/Jokic have an argument. Their global impact on average might be greater. But KD being by far.. BY FAR.. the hardest individual to stop from scoring in possibly this leagues history makes him that guy. His ease of pulling up 18ft in is a cheat code.

Dude is incredible. Mid range game silly.
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Post#18 » by Max123 » Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:24 am

O_6 wrote:Best player in the game.

Curry is a beast, i get what he does. Giannis/Jokic have an argument. Their global impact on average might be greater. But KD being by far.. BY FAR.. the hardest individual to stop from scoring in possibly this leagues history makes him that guy. His ease of pulling up 18ft in is a cheat code.

Dude is incredible. Mid range game silly.

What do you mean by ”global impact”?


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Re: Kevin Durant & James Harden 21-22 Thread 

Post#19 » by Jaivl » Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:21 pm

Max123 wrote:
O_6 wrote:Best player in the game.

Curry is a beast, i get what he does. Giannis/Jokic have an argument. Their global impact on average might be greater. But KD being by far.. BY FAR.. the hardest individual to stop from scoring in possibly this leagues history makes him that guy. His ease of pulling up 18ft in is a cheat code.

Dude is incredible. Mid range game silly.

What do you mean by ”global impact”?


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Re: Kevin Durant & James Harden 21-22 Thread 

Post#20 » by TroubleS0me » Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:42 pm

Vs OKC Thunder

33 PTS
13-14 FT% 92.9
9-17 FG% 52.9

Patty Mills
29 PTS
9 THREES (9-12 3PT FG% 75)


Harden
13 AST

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