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JordansBulls
04-05-2010, 04:39 PM
Portland with Kevin Durant this season instead of Oden, how would they have done?


Would this team win the Title this year if that were the case?

PG Miller
SG Roy
SF Durant
PF Aldridge
C Camby


Would they be the top seed out west?

Hellcrooner
04-05-2010, 04:44 PM
Probably worse.


Dont shoot me.


Is there any GUARANTee that two players that Need to dominate the ball are young and need to prove who is the top dog would mesh well and benefit the team?

Im not sold on it.

Xsatyr
04-05-2010, 04:47 PM
I do not like Roy and Durant playing on the same team so I really do not have an answer.

Qdawg
04-05-2010, 04:48 PM
I think they win more regular season games, in 55-57 range, but still can't top the Lakers in a 7 game series.

Jahari Kavi
04-05-2010, 05:14 PM
2nd seed at least.....maybe even more.......shame on u Portland for passing up on the "obvious" number 1 choice...shame, shame, shame..............

HiphopRelated
04-05-2010, 05:38 PM
Durant would have developed differently if drafted by Portland.

no idea

td0tsfinest
04-05-2010, 05:42 PM
Durant would have developed differently if drafted by Portland.

no idea

I agree.

It KD's rookie year, he was given the ball and told to shoot whenever. He definitely wouldn't have had that opportunity in Portland.

D Roses Bulls
04-05-2010, 06:08 PM
2nd seed at least.....maybe even more.......shame on u Portland for passing up on the "obvious" number 1 choice...shame, shame, shame..............

oh come on, im not saying you, but most of you were saying how greg oden is a beast and how he is the next great center. i may have no been a member of psd yet, but i remember reading back then.

commonsense12
04-05-2010, 06:14 PM
So far Oden is a bust. Anyway you think about it they would be better with KD in the lineup. Worst case scenerio is they could have traded either Roy or KD for another star and been way better.

Its a shame with them taking Oden because i dont ever see him staying healthy for long periods of time. His career will prob be shortened significantly with all these problems.

Hawkeye15
04-05-2010, 06:55 PM
I hate what if's, but saying Durant would have developed differently is true, but at this point, he would be Durant. Sorry. The Blazers would most likely be a top 3 team. You can't shut down talent like Durant

MaHaRaJaH
04-05-2010, 07:05 PM
Probably worse.


Dont shoot me.


Is there any GUARANTee that two players that Need to dominate the ball are young and need to prove who is the top dog would mesh well and benefit the team?

Im not sold on it.

KD would have gotten the same minutes in portland to.

Raps18-19 Champ
04-05-2010, 07:15 PM
Giving the Lakers a run for their money.

last stand
04-05-2010, 07:18 PM
they would be in the class of the Lakers and Cavs

brandon roy, kevin durant, and lamarcus Aldridge

are you kidding me

Hellcrooner
04-05-2010, 07:26 PM
KD would have gotten the same minutes in portland to.

Tell that to HIgh Pick Bayless.

Mcmillan Hates Rookies so you can not discount he would be NOW starting to play 12 or 15 mpg.....

JNA17
04-05-2010, 07:30 PM
portland will never learn, you would think they would choose differently from the first time :pity:

ldc62
04-05-2010, 07:31 PM
No I don't wanna hear that KD, LA and Roy can't play together. Roy likes to set people up as much as he likes scoring. Theres about 80-100 shots in a game. That's enough...
I think they would be top 3 for sure.

mr_relevant
04-06-2010, 12:21 AM
That would be a scary team

Raph12
04-06-2010, 12:38 AM
Portland with the KD that was developed by the Sonics/Thunder could be anywhere from 1-3 in the West, but if Portland drafted him, you never know what could happen.

saucy1
04-06-2010, 12:52 AM
what if the warriors took amare over dunleavy what if detroit took melo over darko this is pointless

wileyisTOFU
04-06-2010, 12:55 AM
anytime you have a injury prone center with a noticeable limp and looks 40+ years old....you gotta do it!

jackdawson
04-06-2010, 01:41 AM
Tell that to HIgh Pick Bayless.

Mcmillan Hates Rookies so you can not discount he would be NOW starting to play 12 or 15 mpg.....

Players earn minutes. Durant has the ability to do that. Bayless is no Durant.

Fireworld
04-06-2010, 01:53 AM
3 Seed because they still would have to deal with injuries.

tredigs
04-06-2010, 01:54 AM
Tell that to HIgh Pick Bayless.

Mcmillan Hates Rookies so you can not discount he would be NOW starting to play 12 or 15 mpg.....

Good call Hellcrooner. It's absolutely possible that Mcmillan would wait three years to play his #1 overall pick 12 minutes a game while 21 year old 2nd year (25th pick) pro Nicolas Batum got the starts over him.

Seems logical to me.

MaHaRaJaH
04-06-2010, 02:10 AM
Tell that to HIgh Pick Bayless.

Mcmillan Hates Rookies so you can not discount he would be NOW starting to play 12 or 15 mpg.....

It was a given that KD would have emerged to be an excellent player, I think portland and the then sonics allowed it.

MaHaRaJaH
04-06-2010, 02:11 AM
players earn minutes. Durant has the ability to do that. Bayless is no durant.

+1

jojoe1188
04-06-2010, 02:36 AM
if the celtics got the first or second pick that year like they should have, their starting lineup right now would be:

rondo
durant
pierce
jefferson
perkins

just saying....

ldc62
04-06-2010, 02:48 AM
if the celtics got the first or second pick that year like they should have, their starting lineup right now would be:

rondo
durant
pierce
jefferson
perkins

just saying....

They got Rondo via KG trade.

jojoe1188
04-06-2010, 02:50 AM
They got Rondo via KG trade.

that is 100% false, they got rondo from the suns for i believe marcus banks

rondo durant pierce jefferson perkins..... thats a dynasty in the making. it prolongs pierce's career because he wouldn't have to carry the load as the main scorer (durant) and rondo durant jefferson and perkins is a ridiculous young nucleus

sigh

Hellcrooner
04-06-2010, 09:38 AM
Good call Hellcrooner. It's absolutely possible that Mcmillan would wait three years to play his #1 overall pick 12 minutes a game while 21 year old 2nd year (25th pick) pro Nicolas Batum got the starts over him.

Seems logical to me.


As in Mcburguer has given all the chances in the world to TOP 10 Pick Bayless instead of not allowing him basically any time behind such monsters as Steve Blake :rolleyes: and Sergio rodriguez :facepalm: