Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Do you think K D is gonna be the best player in the Eastern Conference this season? Absolutely. Yeah, I have no question about it. Any questions that I had about the Achilles injury have been answered in this preseason. He's getting around people driving baseline making plays. And, of course, his shooting is not gonna go away. Though his explosiveness is important part of the game. It's not like key to his game, and it doesn't seem like he's lost that much. I think he is the best player in the East, in part because he was able to take his time on his recovery. He had about a year and a half, 560 days between games with his injury. That's not something that most players are afforded. That's almost as long as when Jordan went away to play baseball. So I think that K D will come back. He'll be the best player in the Eastern Conference and I expect the Nets to be really good because of it, and I'm not concerned about understand how great Yannis is. There's plenty of great players in the East, but nobody over there has the skill set that K D has, and I would be surprised if he doesn't turn out to be the best player over there by seasons. And and I know I'm right. So I don't even have to talk Thio, Max or Perk. I got this one right, Molly. Next topic. Well, you heard the man. I guess we're nothing to debate. Look, if this argument was who had the best, most well rounded skill set, K D obviously has the most well rounded skill set at his size. It's absurd. That's not really the argument. We're just saying the best. And if K D were at his best, if we knew that for sure, because with injuries like this, particularly his players age, I don't think you could just take a snapshot. You know, he's the same guy. You have to see how it progresses over the season. I'm not gonna do that. Two k d like it seems like Oh, you're being hard on. I'm not. I'm not assuming that he's going to come back at 100% from an injury that almost no one who ever lived has come back with 100%. In fact, I was interested because I kept saying If KD comes back as some lesser version of himself, but still in approximation and he's like Paul George right then you think of that team differently. And so I looked it up. I actually looked the analytics up Perk. How do you like that? And it turns out that on f k d decreases as a player, on average, if he just does the average decrease after this injury, you know who he winds up as in terms of value as a player. Paul George. In fact, that's actually a good comparison. That's not better than Yanis. But guys, even if he was k d as k d. He and Yannis is a good debate. Yannis is back to back M v P for a reason. This man in 30 minutes a game just average 30 minutes a game, just averaged, um, rounding up, but almost 30 14 and six with a steal and a block, and he plays defense in 30 minutes a game, and his teams are powerhouses in the regular season now. The difference between them is Yannis is a big. He shoots 30% from three, which ain't so bad it takes four or five of them the game. You know, it's not like he's Ben Simmons, but he really is a big and when it gets tight, he plays like a big and K D has those guards skills differently? Um, so does in the playoffs play different, but it just it was. Quote it. It was close before the injury. I'm not gonna assume that K D is gonna be the same in any edge. That goes to honest means. He's the better player. Max Max, You are really tripping. You are really, really tripping right now. It's not even close, man. It's not even up for debate. Like like Dominic said, If you watch preseason, if you watch this last preseason game against the Boston Celtics and you're sitting up here telling me with your eyes that you watch Kevin Durant and you're saying that he wasn't healthy, you're fooling yourself and shame on you. Shame on you, because here it iss I keep hearing all this about Oh, yeah, John is is a better defender. He sits down and God, no, he don't. Yanni's don't guard nobody. He just happened to He's a taste down block type guy. He protects the basket before sitting down and getting lower sitting in the trenches. He's not going. Nobody and everybody around the league knows that. I watched you on his last last year in the bubble. He ran from James Harden. He ran from Lucca. K D is underrated defender. He defends his tail off, and no one gives him credit for it. Forget that he's the most most skilled offensive player I've ever seen. There's nothing that he could do offensively is he has zero flaws. He's a better facilitator than Yanis. He could rebound at a high level. He shoots a high percentage from, uh, Yonas around the basket at the free throw line. Mid raised, three point shooting, you name it. Kevin Durant will be the best player in the Eastern Conference, and it's not even up for debate. The man is back. The man is that he had more. No, it's not up for debate, Max, because because you want to go to the analytics. You wanna go to the analytics and analytics to say, Oh, yeah, you honest with a PR man and this that another give you 30 points? You do this, then why they had the Oh, yeah? Do you wanna do it by himself? But do it by himself. Let me ask you something. A part. Let me ask you something. Katie was on a team. Katie was on a team with Westbrook and a whole lot of talented. They win the chip or did they lose in Golden State? Then he joined the Golden State Warriors 73 win team. They couldn't lose. They made They fixed it so they couldn't lose. They added an M V P to the water they couldn't lose. Yonas has never been on a team like that. Put Johannes on a team like Yeah, yeah. I put you on this in the Western Conference and see how far he get. He still can't get out of the Eastern coast. Definitely went toe. Adult least Katie went to the finals without Steph and Clay. Katie do have that on his resume. I'm all right, by the way. You really, really Brooke and Ibaka and Adams. My Oh, my God. Adams was not on that team, Max. Thank you. But here it is. Everyone keeps saying about how Kevin Durant. Oh, he went joined the warriors But the Warriors went recruited Kevin Durant because they knew if they couldn't get Katie, that the Warriors wouldn't wouldn't have one. Those other two championships and that they window was closed. Man Kevin Durant is the best plan will be the best player in the Eastern Conference. Go ahead, you're really sitting there. You're really you're really sitting there. You're really sitting there and talking about why Yanis needed Drew. Holiday can. The man can't have one dude who could go get his own shot and score under pressure. K D has Westbrook as his second best player, and John is not allowed to have anyone. Your Blue Max. When you started trying Thio, you try to discredit KD about his championships like That's what you blew it. I understand talking about the Achilles. That's a reasonable argument to make, though I don't agree with you, that's a reasonable argument to make. To try to make it seem like Katie is less than we think he is.