Re: Do people really believe KD is only a good scorer because of his free throws?
Probably, but unfortunately most people are just stupid on here.
Durant goes to the line less than 1 more time than the likes of Kobe and Melo.
Durant shoots 9.4 free throws per game.
Kobe shoots 7.7 and Melo shoots 7.6
So everyone think about that for a second. That means that Durant, on average, draws a little less than 1 more shooting foul per game than comparable scorers. Harden goes to the line more often. Drawing fouls is part of being a great scorer.
Love him or hate him, I think anyone without a huge bias would at least admit he's really good a drawing fouls. So I don't think it's that unreasonable for a guy like Durant to go to the free throw line roughly 1 more time per game than some of the other elite scorers in the league.
I know, logic just sucks.