Hall of Fame Rumors
Those Spurs had three surefire Hall of Famers with extensive championship experience in Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, not to mention a budding superstar in Kawhi Leonard. One of the primary reasons skepticism about the Jazz persists among rival scouts and executives is because they lack proven star power that the Lakers, LA Clippers and Eastern Conference favorite Brooklyn Nets feature.
Durant? He got two titles, shining on the stage where he belonged, and an enhanced game. The impact of his three years with the Warriors is so obvious on the court. It’s all together now, the total package of scoring, defense, passing and leadership. Playing with three Hall of Famers unlocked even more in the game of a player who was already an all-time great talent. “One hundred percent,” Green said. “You can even hear him talking out there on the floor and the things that he’s telling them to do. It’s kind of a completely different perspective than before he came here. And I think his time here definitely helped him grow as a basketball player. Obviously, it helped us grow as a team. But you can definitely see and feel the difference. Whereas you would see him before and everything was kind of attack, attack, attack. It’s not that anymore. And so it’s you can definitely see, tell, feel, hear the difference.”
Tom Orsborn: Steve Kerr with a take on DeMar DeRozan that could be a topic for our next Spurs Insider podcast: “He’s had an amazing career. I think he will be up for Hall of Fame consideration when all is said and done. He has just been so consistent for so long.”
“Everything comes back to Nikola, for the hard work he invests, and it is very important to me that he is still so modest, that money is not his priority. He still enjoys it. It definitely differs from other players.” Like Hall of Famer Dino Radja before him, Milicic expressed his disdain for “modern-day NBA and how offense-dominant it is, describing it as unwatchable.