Originally Posted by bucky
True 7 foot centers are almost impossible to pass up but i really like Durant's upside better.I mean this is a guy who only played one college season and was dominant.I really think five years from now his numbers will be awesome.
There are at least 3 players who are 7' or taller that will be 1st rounders this year (Greg Oden - 7'0" 245lbs, Yi Jianlian - 7'0" 246lbs , and Roy Hibbert - 7'2" 265lbs. Its becoming somewhat easier to find a big man, especially in this draft.
Finding guys like Dirk, 7 footer who can shoot from anywhere, is what is nearly impossible to find. Durant definately has the better long-term upside with his shooting ability as well as being able to post-up, if necessary. Oden's game is pretty much one-dimensional.
Also, LaMarcus Aldridge ain't chopped liver at center either.I know he had some health issues his first year(irregular heartbeat) but i am under the impression they're under control.
That is the exact reason why I think they will go Durant over Oden. They already used a 2nd overall pick on Aldridge last year, why use a #1 overall for the same position?
Man, I may come to regret this decision but i got to go with Durant.
Its hard to tell, but I think both guys will have good careers.