Yeah, sounds like our games run drastically different (One of the things I like about the game -- You can be effective without one bug exploit cheese strategy).
Bogut was a value trade -- He's not particularly dominant, but he's solid. I've been mainly working on his defensive skills, so he'll probably never BE dominant at any one thing. Well-rounded 7 footer that isn't a liability, and since so many of the prospects don't pan out (I haven't played enough consecutive seasons to see how much the talent drops off over the years to determine how realistic the rookie pool actually is. It does seem to drop off sharp and fast, with only a small handful of decent players available most years).
As far as making use of Durant's strengths... Heh, I dropped down 51 points with him last night. Interesting lineup at the start of Season Two. (Most of season one had Marco Belinelli starting, and he's looking to be a better 6.)
PG: Westbrook. (Interesting player. Solid perimeter defense, and when he gets a wild hair can rack up points pretty quick. Can usually throw down teens with him, and still hover around ten assists.)
SG: Ben Gordon. (Had some cash available, made a splash in free agency landing Gordan and Hermann. With Durant, Gordan, Hermann, and Belinelli... you'd have to go full *mod edit* to leave anyone alone on the perimeter.)
SF: Kevin Durant. (25-30ppg without really focusing on him. Monster skillset for the type of game I play, which is probably more along the line of Spurs-ball. Slow things down, force attention on the bigs down low, then rain down hell and destruction from outside when given an inch.)
PF: Nick Collison. (Kinda the weak link. Would've liked to have kept Wilcox, but his price/production ratio and lack of defense just wasn't happening for me.)
C: Andrew Bogut. (Good for a double-double on any given day. Not as dominant as he probably should be, just solid.)
6th: Marco Belinelli. (Poor man's Manu.)
Walter Hermann. (If I remember correctly, I have him listed as basically another 6th man. My prospects only take up a couple minutes/game, so I had game time to spare... the dude seems capable of dropping a jumper from damn near anywhere on the court.)
Watson renegotiated his contract (I hadn't seen any player DO that before, kinda cool) for about half his former salary, so I kept him around at 3 million. Doesn't see the court too often, as Westbrook, Gordon, and Belinelli can all run the offense.
Meanwhile, I'm considering trying out a Blazers franchise, instead. Random curiosity (It's on the short list of cities we're interested in living, and I don't know jack about the team) at play.
Update: Ended up resigning Wilcox from free agency, heh. Collison just doesn't cut it as a starter -- Though Wilcox is only marginally better, he IS a hell of an inside shooter. Watson went away. The down side is that I now have FIVE power forwards. Time to shove someone on the block. (Wilcox, Bonner, Tate, Wilcox, Collison... Tate's my 1st rounder, a mere 70 rating, but a 95 potential. Maybe sucking up a couple years with Wilcox will have him groomed.)
Just dropped a painful one to the Suns. 0-2. 2009 is not off to a pretty start, but we did dominate Phoenix for 3 quarters. Maybe if we just didn't have to play the 4th.