Saturday, February 6, 2010

carmelo or durant?

A statistical comparison of the Denver Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant:

Carmelo Anthony, 6'8", 230 lbs., drafted with the 3rd pick out of Syracuse by Denver in 2003:

29.7 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.3 apg, 38 games played, 37.9 minutes per game.

46.4 FG%, 36.1 3PT%, 86.1 FT%, 3.1 TOs per game, 1.3 steals per game, 0.4 blocks per game.

Denver is 1st in the Northwest Division at 34-16.

Kevin Durant, 6'9", 230 lbs., drafted with the 2nd pick out of Texas by Seattle in 2007:

29.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.9 apg, 49 games played, 39.9 minutes per game.

48.8 FG%, 37.4 3PT%, 87.9 FT%, 3.8 TOs per game, 1.4 steals per game, 0.9 blocks per game.

Oklahoma City is 4th in the Northwest Division at 28-21.

The two players are currently tied for the highest scoring average per game in the NBA. Anthony was voted in as a starter for the West in next week's All-Star game; Durant was named as a reserve.

I think I'd take Durant over Anthony, though.

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