Originally Posted by NBAGOAT
Wat you said is all true. I even think blake is a better passer. Thing is blake can give you 20points a night but karl can give u 25 more efficiently, i just meant it was dumb to put them on the same level as players. Playing style is completely different, lma scores a lot like older malone too.
Well yeah, I personally didn't mean to say that he was as good as Malone or that he's in the same tier, but as a player he does have a similar role and he does give you 20+ points 10+ rebounds with 4-5 assists pretty easily, when healthy he can go off for 30+ 10+ 5+ when you need him to....he has the talent to be as good as Karl Malone given how good he was as a rookie.
He was also at one time as popular as Malone ever was IMO because he was easily the most-watched player on YT, even over Kobe and Lebron at the time and all the great performances before the injuries killed his game, he is trying to transition into more of a shooting/passing big because his body can't do all those things and with DJ there he doesn't always have the opportunity either.
So yeah, he isn't overrated given how good he is when healthy but sadly the injuries will rob him of an amazing career. He'll still be solid and he'll probably average ~18/10/5 for his career but you could only imagine what his peak would have been had he been as durable as a Karl Malone.