Rose or Durant
Im a huge fan of both of these guys....However, i really can't decide who i think is a better player
If i had to pick i guess i would take Durant because of how much of a mismatch he will cause in the NBA...I honestly beleive he will be a top 5 scorer in the history of the NBA, and the 2nd best player of our generation after Lebron
However, at the same time i think Rose has the potential to be the best point guard to ever play in the NBA
What are ur guys thoughts?
i like how you have enough balls to predict this stuff. I agree on Rose potential to be the greatest
as for K.D. top 5 scorer all time?
hmmmm. possible......but i have to put McGrady , A.I. , Jordan, Kobe, and Wilt right up there for my top 5 LeBron will be there soon
as for the question id take either one...........can't choose
Durant is great, but "Durants" come out every 4-5 years (Durant being ahead of the pack, but still common)
I think a player, especially a point guard with the potential and physical gifts of derrick rose is much more rare(though, as of late it has seem common with westbrook, wall, etc)...once he gets a solid consistent jump shot, he can start to enter those "greatest" discussions
Not sure how much sense that made..but you get the idea
I see Kidd as a 27 percent 3 point shooter his rookie year...If that led rookies then thats more indicative of a weak rookie shooting class then Kidd being a good three point shooter... Kidd may be ahead of Rose in terms of Court Vision but Rose as rookie was much better Defender and Athelete
As for Durants coming along every 4-5 years, i think that under-rating durant....Durant is 20 years old!!!! and finished top 5 in scoring...he has the skills to become a lock down defender....his jump shot is excellent and he is a natural leader...to me the only question is whether he is motivated enough to put on enough muscle to become a legit NBA player and not get pushed around in the post...Players like him do not come around every 4-5 years
I really believe we are witnessing two all time players in the beginning of their careers
Also, being an all time-player is based heavily on who your teamates are....
Right now, Durant is way ahead of Rose in that aspect, he has a future star in Westbrook and a borderline all star in Green
Depending on how u look at it, Durant is better because his better cast will make him better or Rose is better because he can do more with less around him
I HAVE TO PICK ROSE....DURANT IS GREAT..BUT DOES NOTHING TO MAKE HIS TEAMMATES BETTER.....
I am not sure how many 6'10 scorers come arounda as often as Durant. He is a very unique player, scorers come around every few years but "Durants" do not.
yeah , i don't see any that often if at all, i gotta disagree Magikknick
Well, i guess i should of said "unique player/scorer", but like I said, you get the idea
Derrick Rose is a great player with all of the tools to be an all time great.. but kevin durant is just too sick.. i mean for a 20 year old to be top 5 scorer in the league is just disgusting.. and the leap he took from his rook to sophomore campaign cant be overlooked.. this kid is gonna be huge. so is rose. but durant's team is gonna have more success. because of him and his Supporting Cast
HEY ! You can get locked up for bias in my neck of the wooks
eh there might be some.. but i used to be a suns fan back before they relocated to my hometown of OKC. and i was always high on him even when he was in Texas. there is some bias but i always thought he was special
im just kidding with you, but really that bias is a desiese
im in love with last years draft class and cant wait to see them in the next few years.. rose, westbrook and mayo headline a very interesting draft class. i would love to have either of these guys on a team tho. and yeah bias is no good haha
ok if derrick rose has all the tools to be a all time great then i can say the same thing for westbrook since hes either slightly better..the same or slightly below rose in any catagory you can name
I see too much love for Rose..All-time best PG? really? Do you guys realize that CP3 is only player after Mr.Magic Johnson to avg 20+10+4+2 two straight years, and even almost 23+11+6+3 this year!! and he still isn't in all-time best talks, then how amazing Rose shoiuld becime to be all-time best??? I see him as a multiple allstar, superstar, but i don't see him as a 30ppg10apg5rpg2spg player, or smthg like this..
Durant.. definetly .
Derrick Rose, he has some of the best physical talents and potential ever in the NBA's history. Never has anyone had his size, speed and athleticism at PG. He has a chance to revolutuionize the PG position. I would take Derrick Rose over about just about every player (except Lebron, Dwight Howard and maybe Chris Paul) in the NBA if I had to do start a team from scratch.
i think both will be very good, i see both in the HOF, but i think durant will get more credit when it's all said and dont. Right now, i think we all believe with another one or two good lottery picks, the thunder are a playoff team, and possibly contenders when they add a better bench. so in four years in the thunder are contenders, durant will get the credit for leading that team, and turning a young, franklly a bad team when he came, into contenders, and that will get more credit than just leading a playoff team for a while, unless they add a very good big and a few more complemtary pieces, i don't see chicago contending as well as the thunder COULD in four years. as for the question, it's hard to tell, different size, position, and role as a player, but either could end up being a greatest of all time, but i see two pretty equal hall of famers, but whoever has more titles wins i think. right now i give the edge to durant, but point guards always get more credit as leaders, so who knows.
yeah all time greats might be a bit crazy but i see the ceiling for these guys being ridiculous.. i think it will come down to who wins more championships (MVPs and whatnot, All star games)
I gotta go with Durant
its much much too early to tell they both have great potential rose with the ability to win championships and durant with the ability to lead the league in scoring each year but honestly judging on those two things which one would you rather have on your team? id have to say rose
There are more great pgs out there. Durant is more important to his team. Most of the recent championship teams do not have traditionally great pass first pg, but all have a great scorer. And Rose will never be a comparable scorer to Durant.