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Who is the hardest player to defend in the NBA? Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers says -- surprise, surprise -- it's Kevin Durant, calling the Oklahoma City Thunder star a taller, better version of George Gervin. Do you agree with Rivers? Where does LeBron James fall on the list? Click on the images below to set your rankings!
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Would you rather own a house in a neighborhood with potential or rent in the swanky part of town? We should probably mention the former comes with an average of 49.9 inches of snow each year, while the latter comes with a beach and 49.9 fewer inches of snow. And Kobe Bryant. We're not sure how that fits in the analogy.
It's not clear that choice confronts Lakers assistant Kurt Rambis just yet, but if reports are true that he's the leading candidate for the Timberwolves' vacancy, it may.
So what would you do? On the Minnesota side, you get some good young players like Al Jefferson, Kevin Love, Jonny Flynn and Corey Brewer, even if voters aren't sure that's a winning foundation with or without Ricky Rubio. On the Los Angeles side, well, you get another year with Phil Jackson and Bryant, but you also get another year older hoping the Buss family isn't going to turn out like Hank Steinbrenner minus all the cash.
This job has bad career move written all over it for Rambis. The guard situation is a mess, and the whole Ricky Rubio will be a constant distraction. Rambis would be wise to steer clear of the land of a thousand point guards until the roster gets sussed out and until after the league gets a better sense of whether David Kahn has a clue. Right now it looks like the first coach through Minny will be building the roster, teaching the kids and setting the table for the next coach to come in.” -- BirishB
This would be the ultimate revenge for Kurt Rambis after the infamous clothesline he took from McHale. But does Rambis really want to take a job with the Wolves knowing that he is a front-runner for the Lakers coaching job after Phil Jackson retires, which will almost certainly happen after this season..” -- Lucky.XIII
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