Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Durant: Which Forward Would You Choose?

August 26th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Most observers will agree that Denver's Carmelo Anthony and Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant are two of the top small forwards in the NBA, but if you were forced to decide between the two, who would you choose?

Both Anthony and Durant are considered two of the league's premier scorers at their position, and the similar styles they share are reflected in the career numbers they have accumulated.

Anthony at 26 is four years older than Durant, and has averaged 24.7 points per game, 6.2 rebounds, and 3.1 assists, while shooting 46 percent from the field for his career.

Durant, who will be 22 next month has averaged 25.3 points per game, 6.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and has also connected on 46 percent of his shots through the course of his career.

Durant's 36 percent average from the three-point line is slightly better than Anthony's 30 percent, and both players shoot above 80 percent from the free throw line.

Both players' offensive games are perimeter-based, and although Durant is one inch taller than Anthony at 6'9", Anthony is stronger and more comfortable battling in the post.

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