- Aug 1, 2006
I mean, comparing stat lines for the 2nd option on a team playing against a bad defense with the #1 option playing the best defense in the league is silly. (even sillier is trying to argue that not getting FTs is some positive, getting to the line mostly means you forced the defender to foul you).Jaylen averaged 23/5.3/4.3 in five less minutes of game time. He also had more blocks and steals. I realize the defenses aren’t the same obviously.. but Jaylen shot 20 less free throws.. had 10 less FG attempts.. had 10 less TOS..
and he’s 8 years younger.
My main question to those thinking about this trade.. how many productive years does KD have?
and the second major thing.. it’s not KD and Jaylen straight up… why would it be good to get rid of three decent players for one KD who will play about 45 games?
Kevin Durant is a much better player than Jaylen Brown right now, and if we could do a straight up swap Brad would have done it weeks ago.
We can definitely argue about how much else you want to give up, and what timelines are, but let's not try and make up some scenario where Durant isn't the superior player now.