His insights will be invaluable as we continue to grow the business and raise GTT’s brand profile in the market," added H.Brian Thompson, executive chairman and founder of GTT.With the point guard back in the fold now, it’ll be hard to imagine that Durant keeps ahold of his current spot on the MVP ladder.With James Harden sidelined for at least the next two weeks due to a hamstring injury, James has a chance to overtake him in the MVP hierarchy.Erving is the founder and managing member of Dr J Enterprises, the company which owns and manages the merchandising, media and philanthropic of Erving’s brand.Commenting on his appointment Erving said: "I am pleased to join the GTT board of directors and help to expand the company’s market presence.As long as Milwaukee’s star jack-of-all-trades continues to dominate each facet of the court, that should be enough to pull him closer to Durant as time moves on.
Prior to joining GTT, Erving has on the board of numerous companies including: LCI International, Williams Communications, Saks Fifth Avenue, Meridian Bank, Converse, Darden Group, Sports Authority, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commission, University of Massachusetts and Widener University.
With Curry on the court, the Warriors operate with a 123.6 offensive rating, and a 108.2 rating without him.
That’s a far cry from the 117.6 to 111.2 ratings the team posts with and without Durant.
While De Rozan isn’t currently averaging a career-high in scoring (about 2.5 points down from last season), he’s posting a career-best 118 offensive rating, and showing his best facilitation skills as well with 4.9 assists per game.
Fresh off of a career-high and Toronto Raptors franchise record 52-point game over the Milwaukee Bucks — a contest that saw De Rozan go 5-for-9 from beyond the arc — the superstar shooting guard has done enough to firmly grasp a rung on this MVP ladder.