Durant the next Darko? Just don't breathe on him!

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  1. buddahfan

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    At least Darko didn't embarrass himself.

    He also has 2 (count em yes all of two rebounds) and ZERO assists. It can't get any worse or can it?

    If he is too young to cut the mustard he should have stayed in school.

    This is only the summer league where the competition is a lot weaker than the regular season, will Durant have the guts to show up come November or find himself conveniently on medical leave?

    How many millions is he getting? At least Darko was smart enough to be out of condition his first year, knowing that if he were in condition Brown would have played him and Darko would have come up smelling like gunk. (I don't believe that for a minute but it sounded good. LOL)

    I think it is only a matter of time before Durant brings a doctor's note to practice.

    The hysterical part of the whole thing is that Stern can't help Durant shoot straight or get rebounds, only foul shots which Durant has had plenty of the first two games. (At least he is making those).

    ESPN - Sheridan: Carlesimo not panicking over Durant duds - NBA

    Even Oden gets a medical leave to have his tonsils taken out, after two games in the summer league.

    ESPN - Tonsillectomy means summer ends early for Oden - NBA

    I am sure glad that we have got Hod Rod. This kid is a baller.

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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    worse than darko? darko's SL performances left a lot to be desired. And I was pulling for him!
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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    [SARCASM]ZOMG!! Only 2 rebounds in summer league?? He is definitely going to be a bust now for sure.[/SARCASM]

    [SARCASM]What were the Sonics thinking??? [/SARCASM]
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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    Comparing Duenat to Darko is crazy at this point. The kid has played two summer league games. Being the #2 pick in the draft is about as far as the comparison should go between Darko and Durant.

    I wouldn`t worry at all about his shortcomings in the summer league. Afterall, a few games in the summer league is not an indication of how your NBA career is going to turn out.

    He is 18 for God`s sake! What do you expect out of him??

    That`s just like Amir ripping the summer league and NBDL apart, is that an indication he will do that in the NBA? We all hope so, but it`s no guarantee.

    The kid is struggling now, but IMO opinion, he will have a fine NBA career.
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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    At least Durant was confident enough to keep shooting. Kevin will be okay once he and the rims come to an understanding. :)
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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    No because Durant will get enough minutes in his first year to remove any doubt. Good average or bad.
    I bet he sees no GT situations. Not one minute.
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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    On that young Sonics team, I think you can count on seeing a lot of garbage time situations.
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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    I'll set the perimeters. If he starts or comes of the bench in any quarter but gets inserted in the final 2 minutes, that's not GT.
    If he sits all game and gets inserted in the last 2 min., that's GT.
    Doesn't matter if they're winning or losing.
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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    Not ready to chastise Durant yet...........After all, Duncan had trouble with GREG OOSTERTAG in his summer league game............
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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    Just wondering. Did you post these same remarks about Darko when he was a rookie?

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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    Like I said he should be able to score just fine. Eventually 15 + points a game.

    But he will never rebound or generate assists. He is a tall Bellinelli. LOL

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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    I bet some of you guys went to the Palace and cruelly shouted "Darko! Darko!" destroying the young man's confidence by your eagerness to see him play.

    My take on the Durant thing is this: Give him one more Summer League game to get his butt in gear. If he keeps slacking off he deserves ther same treatment Darko got...I think the crowd should start chanting his name and cheering for him...it's tough love.
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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    Or a taller Nick Young?

    Don't hate on one guy and exclude your favorites.

    So far Young is shooting worse than Durant. 1 rebound is all he could muster as well.

    Yet no Darko comparison thread yet?

    Thats not fair at all is it?

    Usually fans of Jung aren't so quick to make fundamental attribution errors.

    Perhaps a review would be in order?
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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    As Sheed said in his interview, the young players are being judged by their performance in the NBA, not in SL, school, college, or anywhere else for that matter. The book is out on all of this year's picks.
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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    You are correct, but Young wasn't and still isn't being hyped by the media as the next great NBA superstar. The guys and gals who are expected to do the most are the ones who get the tougher love.

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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    If anything a guys level of performance will go down as the degree of difficulty in competition increases not the other way around.

    That are a number of guys each year who shine in the SL and then are are cloud bursts during the regular season.

    Rarely is it ever the reverse.

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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    There's a post on TrueHoop today that challenges the validity of the Duncan/Durant comparison.
    One important difference between Durant and Darko is that Darko had little experience as a key player on any team prior to being drafted, so he had a much bigger transition to make.
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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    I agree with you just as much as usual.

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    Re: Will Durant Become The Next Darko?

    So, if the Pistons would have had the second pick in the draft, would Dumars have picked Durant and kept him? Yes.

    You gotta give Durant some time to show his game here. But the possibility of him not being able to translate his game to the NBA shows what a difficult thing it is to size up college players.

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