Originally Posted by Someguy again
it's because westbrook is such a beast, he demands so much attention that it lets durant do his thing and quietly score points and heat up. those two just work well together on offense.
every player has some massive flaws, but for some reason everyone only sees russel's. i guess that's the problem when you're placed along side a seemingly perfect star.
durant has no massive flaws, westbrook does. I don't only westbrook's flaws in the league as a whole, but i do in okc, coz durant hardly has flaws! I fail to see how westbrook's inefficiencies, low IQ and high-volume shooting are a great offensive combo with one of the most efficient and best shooters of all-time.
Originally Posted by thought
classic case of grass is always greener...there's just no way you get better trading away westbrook - guaranteed he's the best player in any deal. as charles barkley says the team who gets the best player wins the deal.
OKC is already a case study in this by trading away harden
they traded the wrong guy!
I don't agree with you or chuck. overall player quality is not the only factor in value on a trade. how the player fits the system of their new team is massively important. Also, player rep and actual ability do not always correlate, that can affect the value of the trade. sell high buy low. An extreme example would be if indy had traded someone other than george for harden. (not talking realistic here, imagine 2k14 with "force cpu trade" turned on!) They woulda got the best player but he doesn't fit their style at all, he would've stunted the growth of george. That trade doesn't improve indy imo, and they got the best player and an unbalanced trade.
don't get me wrong, as i've said about westbrook a few times, he's an insanely talented guy and an athletic beast. It's the IQ man, and personality; how he uses his talent. But his rep is above where it should be imo. Often bigs have a slightly or much lower rep than they should coz they don't do flashy high-rep bringing stuff on court but they can provide big stats and help their team's style; inside-out bball, extremely effective with a top-quality big-man. Coincidentally, okc need a C........