NBA Third Quarter Report: Kobe, LeBron, Kevin and Chauncey

March 4th, 2010 by Dan Smith Leave a reply »
In his third season, Kevin Durant has stepped up as an elite player. His individual stats are amazing (29.8 ppg with 7.6 rpg) and he has the Oklahoma City Thunder 13 games over .500.

That is good enough for the sixth seed in the competitive Western Conference.

Portland chose Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan a generation ago and now they have chosen Greg Oden over Kevin Durant.

Brandon Roy has the Trail Blazers in the eighth spot out West and Portland fans must be wondering what it would be like to have Durant and Roy in the same starting five.

Charlotte fans might wonder where they would be if Michael Jordan had chosen Brandon Roy over Adam Morrison.

I could do this all day but I have a third quarter report to write.

Kobe Bryant took some time off and the Lakers played well. Lamar Odom is such a dynamic talent that it is amazing to me how often he disappears in games. Odom is a 6'10" lefty that can truly play all five positions. It is unfair to call him an underachiever but it might be fair to say he has All Star talent that he has not lived up to.

Odom had a chance to leave LA in the o ...

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