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Duncan or Embiid?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by omgTHEpotential, May 1, 2019.

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Who do you go for as your franchise cornerstone?

  1. Duncan

  2. Embiid

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  1. omgTHEpotential

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    If you're starting a new franchise, would you rather have a 20 year old Duncan or a 20 year old Embiid?
     
  2. steddinotayto

    steddinotayto Contributing Member

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    Anyone voting for Embiid--he with all the injuries--should turn in their NBA fan card.
     
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  3. omgTHEpotential

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    Let's assume neither Duncan nor Embiid have any injury concerns. Would that change anything for you?
     
  4. steddinotayto

    steddinotayto Contributing Member

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    It might but that's not the reality we live in is it? If Embiid had all of the durability in the world he'd be a top 3 player in the NBA. That being said, Duncan was an absolute monster when he was the Spurs' anchor before Manu and Parker reached their respective primes.
     
  5. TechieOne

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    Duncan all day. Every Day. Embiid hasn't done anything outside of being injured and talking.
     
  6. Jugdish

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    Duncan tore his meniscus at 24 and still managed to become a top 10 player all-time. Without that injury, maybe he's the GOAT?
     
  7. omgTHEpotential

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  8. Vivi

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    Duncan and it's not even close.
     
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    This is pretty damn close to asking, "what would you take, a kick to the balls or a million dollars?" Embiid is NOWHERE near Duncan. Duncan is arguably the greatest 4 to ever play the game.
     
  10. King1

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    Is this a serious question?
     
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  11. omgTHEpotential

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    I think looking only at their raw talent and nothing else, they're comparable. Both DPOY level players. And you could argue Embiid is more versatile offensively.
     
  12. smokieethabear

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    Is this a serious question????? OP what you smoking?
     
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  13. omgTHEpotential

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    Embiid is the best big man in today's game. It's not a ridiculous question to ask.
     
  14. Rocket River

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    I think I take a 30 yr Duncan before a 24 yr old Embiid

    Rocket River
     
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    Even when not injured, Embiid only cares so much- he remains very out of shape. And Duncan would never go to a concert and dance when "too hurt" to play.
     
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  16. RudyTBag

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    Tim Duncan by far.

    Hakeem over Timmy by farrrrrrrrr.
     
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  17. KingLeoric

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    Wtf someone actually voted Embiid?!
     
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  18. Jontro

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    embiid because he has a personality. amirite or wat?
     
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  19. Juxtaposed Jolt

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    Duncan might be the best 4 to ever play the game.

    Embiid might not even be the best 5 in the game, today. It's arguable.
     
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  20. Lurch

    Lurch Live Wilder.

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    Duncan is a top 5 player all time. Embiid is fat and has no discipline. Not even close in my opinion. Tim had the mindset of a champ and Joel has the mindset of a millennial.
     

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