Durant is a possible (probable?) Tracy McGrady with these added features: a charismatic knack for leadership, a knack for rebounding, and a knack for shot blocking. He's a three knacker. Durant might be 2 inches taller than McGrady. Durant has extra long arms. Durant has killer instinct in place, ready to go. Kevin Durant: No Assembly Required.
Always take the best player, regardless of need or position. Plus, you don't let this type of guy go by. By Friday morning, Durant will have substantially more trade value than Oden. Durant has greater upside than Oden, AND Durant is a less risky pick. What's not to like about that equation? Yet that doesn't matter as much as this:
Always ALWAYS ALWAYS take the best player.