KG is better than TD. Give KG Manu and TP for all those years TD had him and the Spurs win at least 8 titles...
Eight titles? That’s two more than Jordan… I’m going to assume you were exaggerating.
The idea that Garnett would outperform Duncan in the same situation is pretty iffy if not provably false. When Garnett played for teams of similar strength to Duncan’s Spurs he didn't perform as well as Tim.
Take Garnett in 04. He had better support than Duncan did in 03, yet Duncan won the chip and Garnet did not.
Or look at at 08 Garnett in the championship Celtics team and 07 Duncan in the championship Spurs team...
- Regular Season: 18.8 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.3 bpg, 53.9% FG – 94 Defensive rating, 25.3 PER
- Playoffs: 20.4 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.1 bpg, 49.5% FG – 99 Defensive rating, 23 PER
- Regular Season: 20.0 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 3.4 apg, 2.4 bpg, 54.6% FG – 94 Defensive rating, 26.1 PER
- Playoffs: 22.2 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 3.3 apg, 3.1 bpg, 52.1% FG – 99 Defensive rating, 27.4 PER
It’s not a landslide, but Duncan has generally been a more valuable contributor to winning teams. You might be able to argue that Garnett could equal Duncan’s 4 chips, but it would be a tough argument, and there's no way that he exceeds it.
KG is a better scorer, passer, defender, and rebound than TD. Does everything better. Look at his MVP season...5 apg from a PF in the 2000's. Crazy
Garnett is undoubtedly a better passer. Rebounding is a coinflip. And everything else I’d give to Duncan.
Garnett’s career Defensive rating is 99 compared to Duncan’s 95. Duncan has had 9 seasons with a Defensive ratings of 95 or lower compared to Garnet’s 4. And in 2004 Duncan had one of the bare handful of sub 90 Defensive ratings in NBA history. He’s led the league in Defensive win shares 5 times. Garnett never has. Duncan's also been a better rebounder over the course of his career, with better career averages, per 36 averages, and playoff averages. He directly outrebounded Garnett in 9 seasons to Garnet’s 5, and they tied 1 year. If you are going to make an argument for Garnett, it would be that he polled slightly better numbers in their respective primes. But he was competing with the likes of Michael Oliwakandi for boards while Duncan was competing with David Robinson. And, for scoring, again Duncan directly outscored Garnett in 9 seasons to Garnet’s 6. His career averages are higher, his per 36 averages are higher, and his playoffs averages are higher. Garnet is a lower volume scorer than Duncan, despite taking a dead equal number of shots per game and having his numbers inflated by playing on those poor Minnesota teams.
Timmy and KG are both on the table. But Timmy is closer to the head.