T/S: Tim Duncan v. Kevin Garnett

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While they play the same position, Duncan plays more like a center and Garnett plays more like a small forward. Duncan never seems like he's doing much and Garnett looks like he's everywhere, and yet they wind up with similarly great numbers at the end of the day. They make for an interesting comparison.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Sunday, 18 December 2005 08:45 (sixteen years ago) link

if I had a good point guard, i'd want Duncan on my team. if not, KG.

oops (Oops), Tuesday, 20 December 2005 00:18 (sixteen years ago) link

If I was building a team I would probably take Garnett. He's never been injured and he can do absolutely everything. But otherwise this is just about as even as you can get.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 21 December 2005 18:46 (sixteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
both are amazing, but I would say Garnett over Duncan for the following factor: hypothetically trade them straight up for each other, do you think Duncan would do as good as KG does in Minn.? obviously KG would adjust to the Spurs, as that is a great team.
I feel KG has more ability to carry a team on his back than Duncan, which is an important factor in a franchise type player like they both here, dont get me wrong, if i was a GM you wouldn't have to twist my arm to take the big fundamental
it's all about versatilty and KG has the edge (plus TD sometimes cant shoot free throws if his life depended on it)

J. Lamphere (WatchMeJumpStart), Friday, 13 January 2006 00:44 (sixteen years ago) link

two months pass...
I rate both players highly, skill-wise.
Duncan seems to be in a bit of a decline at the moment, his numbers are down in many of the statistical categories, whilst Garnett is relatively on par with his averages over the years..

I would still pick duncan over garnett though, from a team perspective. Garnett's attitude and intensity, especially towards teammates can detrimental to any team, and the T-wolves have let go of all-stars because of it. (Gugliotta, Szerbiak).
And without key supporting players, the timberwolves struggle, even with garnett having monster nights.

Chevy N, Sunday, 19 March 2006 12:40 (sixteen years ago) link

"And without key supporting players, the timberwolves struggle, even with garnett having monster nights."

Wouldn't that sentence be the same if the Spurs and Duncan's name were substituted.

Garnett was like 20 when Gugliotta left (and I've never heard that was about anything other than money) and Szerbiak was a no defense playing jerk. It's not Garnett's fault that he hasn't the had the good fortune to play for the Spurs (who have surrounded Duncan with fantastic talent.) I'd be frustrated if I was him too (although their entire decline can be blamed almost entirely on one extremely stupid decision on McHale's part.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 21 March 2006 19:53 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm thinking it's pretty much inevitable that after McHale gets fired that KG gets traded this off-season. Somehow I can see Isiah Thomas involved in some way.

Aaron W (Aaron W), Wednesday, 22 March 2006 00:44 (sixteen years ago) link

he needs to come back to chicago!

oops (Oops), Wednesday, 22 March 2006 01:25 (sixteen years ago) link

haha yeh im a chicago supporter myself, i would love to see some one of garnett's calibre in there..
they would be a 50-win team easily. they need that inside presence now that curry is gone, cause chandler is way too inconsistent, and his offence is somewhat non-existent these days...
and he'll finally have the supporting players he needs, in hinrich, gordon, nocioni and co.

Chevy N, Wednesday, 22 March 2006 05:36 (sixteen years ago) link


Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 22 March 2006 23:54 (sixteen years ago) link

cause chandler is way too inconsistent, and his offence is somewhat non-existent these days...

"these days"!

oops (Oops), Thursday, 23 March 2006 00:57 (sixteen years ago) link

haha yeh. in previous years he'd actually contribute a little, but this season, he'll pull down 16 boards to go with his 4 points. haha

Chevy N, Thursday, 23 March 2006 13:52 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...

ok guys so kevin garnett is from my home(greatermetropolitanarea)town and my high school friend came up to visit this week so i thought i should let you know that the nba store has a lego kevin garnett (still wearing timberwolves jersey). it is a little bit awesome.

here she is with him.


tehresa, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 04:32 (fourteen years ago) link

nine months pass...

only now noticed the brian eno 'apollo' playing in the background

eman, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:27 (thirteen years ago) link

eleven years pass...

friend of mine does a lot of street photography in Minneapolis and KG was at the George Floyd memorial today


Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 October 2020 22:07 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

During my interview with Julia Fox -- She told me she got caught cheating and in order to make it up to her boyfriend, she tattooed his name on her body.

Kevin Garnett's reaction is priceless. pic.twitter.com/151cURAslY

— Mr. Valentine (@BlogXilla) January 11, 2022

lag∞n, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 19:04 (eight months ago) link


Spottie, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 19:37 (eight months ago) link

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