I know people hate ranking players when their careers are still underway and there is no way to tell what the longevity of the player will be, but that said, where would you rank KD right now?
I realize that a career could take a serious nose dive without warning. I imagine that even as critical as I was on McGrady for his style of play, I likely would have ranked him top ten at his position during his prime, but seeing his short peek and rapid decline, I wouldn't have him in my top ten now.
Likewise, I loved Hill and would have likely put him in my top ten in the offseason between Detroit and Orlando, but the injuries really stopped him from showing his talents.
So ranking KD now is obviously problematic, but for the sake or argument.
LBJ and Bird are at the top. The you got guys like Dr. J, Pippen, Baylor, Havlicek and Barry, Worthy, King and Mullen. And Nique, Paul Pierce, and Melo. Which guys would you say Durant is better than?
As blasphemous as this might sound, I'm tempted to rank him as high as third, though for now I wouldn't argue with anybody who has Bird, LBJ and Dr. J in their top three. Is Durant as good as 4th?