Not sure where I stated that Griffin was on the same level as Duncan. I stated a statistical fact. Do what you want with it, but facts are facts.
Call me crazy, but a complete lack of a skills (as said above) or any contribution the defensive end (a.k.a 50% of the game) means that the player is overrated.
Griffin is and has been overrated. Duncan in his prime would absolutely destroy Griffin in his prime. I would rather take a skilled PF (like Pau) over a highlight show with no regard to defense any day of the year.
And no I'm not surprised that in a basketball culture fixated on dunks (the easiest and most most meaningless part of the game) that Griffin gets attention. It just speaks to the dumbing down on basketball knowledge in general.
Because Pau Gasol is an elite defender. Right.
Prime Duncan vs. Prime Griffin? A little far-fetched don't you think? Griffin is only 23.
Griffin is a better rebounder and passer at this stage in his career than Amar'e has ever been which are two things he does better than a lot of big men in the league, yet he's still labeled as someone who is not "skilled." Makes me wonder if some of you actually watch him play, or base this off the SportsCenter highlights you see. He's not DJ Mbenga with hops.
How many big men have come into the league with an array of post-moves and a loaded offensive repertoire besides Duncan who is probably the greatest forward of all-time? He's played 2 full seasons, yet some are so quickly to write him off.