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Old 10-15-2013, 02:00 AM   #198
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Default Re: Horace Grant: "Michael would average 45 PPG today"

Originally Posted by juju151111
He would get handchecked on his drives.
Handchecking was a primarily a post defensive move. I just don't recall guys hand checking Kiki, Chris Mullen and Alex English. It wasn't something you just do wrecklessly and get away with it. If a player handchecked a guy pulling up for a jumpshot it was called a foul. Durant is primarily a pull up jump shooter. Is he not?
Durant shot can be off but still get off from fts.That ripped through move and those tic tact fouls.
I'll give you that but for a shooter, he's rarely off. He rarely scores less than 25 points in a playoff game. And overall he had only one season where his FTs were really high.
Kobe had his 40 or streak in 03 he was explosive. Durant would score in any era through he is that great. Durant never scored 35 ppg on 60%ts being the only featured man on your team. You can't compare Mj to Durant has scorers. Mj was putting up 50+ games at age 39 with no knees and moved like a snail. Durant can barly crack 50 more than twice. I want to see Durant this season through he about to enter his prime basically and his body looks bigger this year. We will see in 2 years. Also look at playoffs stats too. Has KD ever been that explosive in the playoffs.
Durant barely cracked 20 FGA per game once (20.3) and he rarely goes over 30 shots per game. I'm sure Kobe took more 29 or more FGA in '03 or '06 than Durant has taken in his life. Its definitely not a question of whether or not Durant can score 50 a couple of times, but its not likely if his coach has him on a diet. In the playoffs last year five of the eleven games he scored 35 or more points (and thirteen games like that over three years). That's more than anybody in the playoffs and he only played two rounds. He and Curry are the only ones to crack 40.

Over the last three years in the playoffs he has double the amount of games over 40 points than the next player, 4 times. So he's the most explosive scorer in the playoffs the last three years - Rose probably would have given him comp.

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