RoyceDa59 wrote:I'd prefer to build around Durant. Curry is a terrible defender and requires a specific build of team to succeed. I think you can more effectively build around Durant.
So is that the reason that Steph has succeeded at all levels no matter the level of players that are around him? Is that the reason Steph has more success than Durant despite Durant having played his entire career prior to GSW with Elite Level, MVP, HOF, DPOY, Record Breaking, Stat Stuffing, Loaded Talent?
Lets make a list prior to Durant coming to the Warriors who KD has played with
5. Reggie Jackson
8. Derek Fisher
10. Caron Butler
11. Jeremy Lamb
15. Enes Kanter
16. DJ Augustin
- Westbrook is an all-time great generation talent that has won MVP and has averaged a triple-double in the past 3 seasons when looking at impact stats when KD was on the Thunder, WB was by far the more impactful player compared to WB.
- Harden is an all-time great generation talent that has won an MVP and will likely finish 2nd for the 4th time in 5 years. Known as one of the greatest isolation scorers of all time, all nba caliber player and talent.
- Ibaka one of the best shot blockers and 3&D players in the league during his Prime when he was on OKC elite shot blocker and great roll man with agility and quickness to challenge most forwards and the strength to keep up with the strongest centers. Still in the league and just contributed to the Raptors victory on Sunday with 17 clutch points.
- Adams is known as one of the best interior defenders in the league, one of the best all-around rebounders and one of the strongest players in the league. He terrorized the Warriors during the 2016 WCF and made things very difficult. Most teams would kill to have a player of that Caliber especially a big man on their team.
- Reggie Jackson is a great starting point guard in this league and was a bloody backup on the OKC thunder system/team.
- Thabo was an elite defender in the league when he was on OKC. Literally one of the best wing defenders and a good 3&D player that the OKC team decided to start over James freakin Harden.
- Roberson is quite possibly the best perimeter defender in the league. If not for a horrific injury last year would and should have won DPOY for the Thunder and played suffocating man defense on the warriors during 2016 and suffocated the heck out of Kawhi during that 2016 playoffs as well. He can't shoot but if KD is such a great player, and easier to build around, his lack of shooting shouldn't be a detriment due to his ELITE defense.
- Enes Kanter one of the best post players in the league today and when healthy puts up 20/10 in his sleep with very little effort. HIs defense is horrible but, again, if Durant is easier to build around and the better player, this shouldn't be an issue right?
I could keep going but I'd like you to present some evidence of how KD is the easier player to build around when the man won nothing apart from individual accolades on loaded teams before coming to the Warriors.