I'd have to go with KG. I mean, other than him, all I hear is TD. A HUGE reason why TD is mentioned as being the best player in the NBA is becuase of his 2 titles, finals MVP, and season MVP. Garnett would of been a better player if he played for the Spurs. Duncan would not have as good of stats of KG. TD isnt as good of a creator as KG.
Listen to this: ---23 ppg on 50% from the field. (This is remarkable for a big man) ---13.4 rpg, 3 on the offensive end. (The guy weighs 220 pounds, yet he is 2nd in the league to Ben Wallace) ---6 apg, 13th in the NBA. (13TH? He's 7'1. Seven footer with the vision of a point guard.) ---1.25spg, 2bpg. (Thats a possibility of three more times he takes the ball away from the other team) ---82 games in an NBA season, KG started 82. (He plays hurt, guys like Kobe and Shaq, they sit out because their toe hurts)
-Kevin Garnett does absolutely nothing on the floor wrong. Nothing...
People rate players too high on how the rest of there team is. KG is visually better than Duncan just by looking at stats. Now because Duncan has 2 rings he is better? Crazy. Thats just stupid. What if KG played for the Hawks or Cavaliers or somethin...thats why what team you play for is overated. I understand that when you play for a not- so- good team that the best player will shoot more, but KG now has a better team, and his stats are still better, then when his team was not so great.
Post by ViNSaNiTy15UnC9 on Nov 19, 2003 11:17:24 GMT -5
I think TD is the best player in the league because he is the 2nd hardest person to guard next to Shaq but he is a lot younger. KG may be 3rd but I think TD is a harder matchup. Duncan can lead a team far, but KG can't. So if I could get anyone I would TD, he can do everythin Shaq can do when he was younger and could turn out to be like him leadin his team to title after title.
TD is not harder to cover than Garnett. If a Power covers him, he bounces outside. If a Small Forward covers him, he goes down low. Duncan is strictly post. Duncan is basically screwed cause of the zone now, because people can double him down low easily. Duncan makes a living off of one on one post moves and short jumpers. (11-13 feet)