KD has been very productive in NBA Finals by scoring 30 points in several occasions against Heat & Cavs. But do you think its was mostly a product of the other teams having bad defenses? Never mind that KD was usually wide open and never really got double teamed? Miami Heat & Cavaliers tried to double-team other players instead. Do you agree with this sentiment?
No, KD is a generational scorer so it makes sense he was getting hella buckets in the finals
The 2012 Heat were a top 4 defensive team by DRTG and 23-year old KD averaged 30.6PPG on 55/39/84 splits and 65% TS against prime Lebron/Wade/Bosh He been doing this
no thats a shit take who the fuck were Miami doubling in 2012 if not Durant
Durant was clearly the best player on those teams.
Little Westbrook Stan, can’t wait for the rockets to flop
He was pretty darn good against a defensive minded Toronto Raptors. It was only a few minutes.....but KD is definitely a great player. Im not even a fan but the dude is a menace with his size and skillset
Miami were a great defensive team, and Durant was OKCs most lethal scorer. Bad take.
I think it has more to do with the fact that he had a 73-9 core around him along with a good bench. Hes torched good defenses (multiple Spurs teams, 2011-12 Heat) before
KD is excellent but he is not getting to 35ppg on 70 TS% without joining GSW. He’s good for 30 ppg on like 60 TS but that new spacing/GSW system made him historically efficient in 2017 and improved his playoff efficiency overall.