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JordansBulls
02-20-2009, 11:11 AM
Is Kevin Durant more of a SG or SF? Also is he more effective as a SG or SF?

sargon21
02-20-2009, 11:13 AM
SG-- lebron said so too

holocaust227
02-20-2009, 11:24 AM
He has wicked ball handling skills for a guy his size and will create matchup problems because of his size. He is wreaking havoc in the league with that magnificent stroke of his and improved shot selection.

codes238
02-20-2009, 11:27 AM
he has been destorying teams and averaging close to 30 points per game since they switched him to SF so i dont see how people can say shooting guard!?

hihellohi765
02-20-2009, 12:01 PM
Obviously SF. His numbers have become way better since the switch and he gets the opportunity to get way more rebounds at SF.

hotdogbun
02-20-2009, 12:06 PM
Sf

zo#33
02-20-2009, 12:13 PM
Small forward

NYMetros
02-20-2009, 12:14 PM
SG. He still isn't very strong so he has a bit of a tougher time going up against bigger guys.

joeboow90
02-20-2009, 12:14 PM
SF - mostly because of his height

Steely McBeam
02-20-2009, 12:24 PM
he has been destorying teams and averaging close to 30 points per game since they switched him to SF so i dont see how people can say shooting guard!?

exactly what i was thinking. 20 ppg as a SG and 30 ppg as a SF. its not even a question

sturge
02-20-2009, 12:26 PM
His much more effective as a SF. But the guy is quality in either

still1ballin
02-20-2009, 12:30 PM
Sf

THE MTL
02-20-2009, 12:41 PM
Look at his numbers and look at his team's wins since he was switched to SF.

Agent008
02-20-2009, 02:02 PM
He's a much better SF. I think that the only reason he played SG was so that Jeff Green could play SF. Green is good, but I never understood why they drafted two SF's. I guess Green is better than anyone that was drafted after him though.

Bucks_Packers
02-20-2009, 02:04 PM
If hes a sf it just means he has to guard more athletes....good luck against lebron! Skinny boyyy

JJ81
02-20-2009, 02:14 PM
Sf

wyze
02-20-2009, 02:30 PM
lets ask this question instead, at which position will he have a harder time of guarding the competition.

SG: Kobe Bryant,Ray Allen,Rip Ham and Brandon Roy

SF:Lebron, Rudy Gay, Tayshaun and Rashard lewis...

mind you I'm not saying that in these particular orders or even in particular that these are the best players at their respective positions but I'm saying how would Durant Fair against those groupings????

YankeeFan89
02-20-2009, 02:35 PM
Next tmac

mrblisterdundee
02-20-2009, 02:39 PM
Kevin Durant was built to be a small forward. Playing him at that position will force him to bulk up.

DrxDrO
02-20-2009, 02:44 PM
He's been playing better as a SF

JordansBulls
02-20-2009, 03:19 PM
Next tmac

He might be better.

DaBirdz101
02-20-2009, 03:42 PM
SF no doubt

Jay22Redd
02-20-2009, 03:44 PM
He's been putting up better numbers because he's moved to SF

Strumpy
02-20-2009, 03:45 PM
Before the draft they were comparing him to a smaller KG/Dirk. People were saying that he was just to skinny to be a power forward. I think he's a better SF than anything else. It just shows you how much talent he has if he can play the 2, 3 and 4 spot.

chicagowhitesox
02-20-2009, 04:14 PM
he's a better 3. i don't think he's quick enough to defend off-guards.

_Sn1P3r_
02-20-2009, 04:52 PM
He's a better SF.

DreamShaker
02-20-2009, 05:02 PM
he has been destorying teams and averaging close to 30 points per game since they switched him to SF so i dont see how people can say shooting guard!?

agreed.

DreamShaker
02-20-2009, 05:03 PM
Next tmac

He's gonna be better...

Knowledge
02-20-2009, 05:06 PM
He could play either one, but I picked SF. He is becoming such a complete player that it probably wont matter in the future.

Duncan = Donkey
02-20-2009, 08:02 PM
Sg

Kakaroach
02-20-2009, 08:25 PM
I said SF, but for OKC to ever be a playoff team, they need to move him to SG so Jeff Green can play SF and they can have 2 bigs.

AirJordanXVIII
02-20-2009, 08:45 PM
I think he should be a 2. Even though I still see very little difference between the two spots.

albertc86
02-21-2009, 12:30 AM
I hope Durant manages to stay healthy throughout his career. It would be a shame to lose another player of his caliber to the injured list.

-Juice-
02-21-2009, 12:42 AM
SF. He will get just as many shots as the SF and will benefit by guarding the other SF's instead of their SG's. He will also benefit from rebounds since he is able to attack the glass more.

JordansBulls
02-21-2009, 09:18 AM
I hope Durant manages to stay healthy throughout his career. It would be a shame to lose another player of his caliber to the injured list.

:nod:

Morgan
02-21-2009, 09:57 AM
I personally think the SG and the SF are the exact same position. They're both wing positions. Only difference between playing SG or SF is you cover a different man. Most SG/SF switch positions all game and you don't even notice it. If your one of those 6ft 3in or 6ft 4in SG's than your a SG for life or a combo guard but. the SG/SF's that are 6ft 6in or bigger can play either position.

DitchDat
02-21-2009, 10:24 AM
sf

he will be even more scary if he bulks up a bit over the summer

b_russ
02-21-2009, 10:29 AM
I hope Durant manages to stay healthy throughout his career. It would be a shame to lose another player of his caliber to the injured list.

He's got to bulk up, and by that I mean get stronger. He's one of the lightest players on his team and he put up the least weight in his draft class. I don't think he's gained any weight since he's come into the league which should raise some concern. He's playing to great right now to trash his career midway though it because of softness and injuries. I agree that he can be better than McGrady but if he stays the way he is he might go down sooner than T-Mac did in his career.

Missing56&33
02-21-2009, 01:03 PM
stud either way will only get better

thesparky33
02-21-2009, 01:23 PM
I am quite surprised by this question. It's SF no doubt. Like others have been saying, his production has skyrocketed since he's been moved to SF.

durqtitan
02-21-2009, 03:55 PM
Is there such a thing anymore??? paul pierce was a sg for years. Kobe plays both, LBJ plays the 1 - 5. Most true 2 guards play the 1 and 3 also (jo johnson). Jason terry is shooting point guard which somehow makes him a 2 guard. The positions blur together so much that your best bet is to just put durant on the wing, with a shooter on the other side (no matter if the shooter is a 2 or 3) then let durant run the team and do his thing