Yeah I would have to say, people forget how terrible lebron was in the finals
I honestly could not see Melo playing the way lebron did in those last 6 games of the finals.
I honestly think miami would have won if melo replaced lebron on that squad.
lebron didnt play any defense in that series and got torched by marion game in and game out
and these stupid epsn writers want to knock melo based on a 4 game series against a celtics defense who didnt have to key into any other player but melo ???
explain this to me, because im confused.
Seriously. With Billups and Amar'e injured the bulk of the 1st round against the Celtics was essentially Melo + scrubs vs. 3 future hall of famers.
If anything Carmelo is underrated because so many people think he's one-dimensional and all he can do is score. He's a great rebounder for an SF, an underrated passer because he's never been asked to be the primary ballhandler on his team, he's a good defender when he tries, and he's by far the most versatile scorer in the league.
And Durant is a great player but he's definitely overrated. The media is in love with him and they tend to exaggerate his prowesss
Griffin only played one year and he is already better rebounder and passer than STAT ever was. In 1-2 years he will be best PF in the league.Griffin is basically the 2002-2005 version of STAT, only difference is Blake is getting 10 times the hype. Great offensive force, a monster athlete - no defense apart from a few blocked shots.
Lol did anyone catch what one BSPN writer said about most overrated PF?
The one I highlighted red.. Really?? Labeling Amare overrated because of the city he plays for? REALLY???Nikko Tan, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: Unless all you care about is fantasy basketball, the answer here has to be Amare. He scores, but what else can he do? For a guy with major hops (of which he showed a few years back in the slam dunk contest), he does not rebound nearly enough and plays pillow-soft defense.
Henry Abbott, TrueHoop: Shout-outs to Drew Gooden and Charlie Villanueva, but I'm giving Amare Stoudemire this prize, not because of his play but because of the hyperbole of the Big Apple. New York acted as if it was the big winner of last summer's free agency. Give me a break. He's a very special scorer, and his leadership was tremendous before Carmelo Anthony showed up. But calling his top-20-level play top-five does him no favors.
Justin DeFeo, Nets Are Scorching: Last summer, Carlos Boozer was being talked about as one of the top free agents of the class, but his production this past season left a lot to be desired and got worse in the postseason. He might have been battling injuries, but Boozer has a lot to prove to Bulls fans this season in order to justify the huge contract he was given.
Rahat Huq, Red94: Replacing injured Luis Scola with rookie Patrick Patterson took the Rockets' starting lineup down to .88 points per possession allowed, by far the team's stingiest defensive five-man unit; Houston also didn't miss a beat in the W-L column. Scola is good, but overrated after continual "underratedness"' mentions and a contract the team should look to unload.
Bret LaGree, Hoopinion: Defense and rebounding and not turning the ball over matter, too. Even though he's a very good scorer and an eminently useful power forward, Amare Stoudemire shouldn't be in the conversation for best power forward in the age of Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett, Pau Gasol and Griffin.
As the global population grows, so does the number of complete dick brains.
As does the number of skinny women with fake cakes, so I'll take the good with the bad.
I agree that Melo is overrated by its almost like hes the scapegoat now for small forwards.
How the **** is Lebron not the most overrated small forward? Most people consider him a top 3 player in the nba....hes got wade and bosh on his team, plus a decent supporting cast. And they only won 1 game in the finals as Lebron was nowhere to be seen almost the entire series. So any answer besides Lebron here doesnt make much sense to me.
And yes, Carmelo takes some plays off but thats very common with NBA players especially during the regular season
Who's the best SF then?
people may think more of him than they should, but he is rated correctly.
I hate Lebron just as much as the next, but LeBron is the best SF in the NBA are is in the top 3 overall in the league.
Some may still put Kobe 1, but LeBron is at least 2nd or 3rd, depending on how people feel about Dwight.
And no he doesn't have a decent supporting cast, outside of Wade and
Bosh, which has alot to do with why they lost 4-2 in the finals, not 4-1.
For the record Melo is not over rated.
He isn't the best SF, he is 2nd or 3rd depending on the Durant enthusiasts.
He is top 10 NBA player, he has one of the best mid range game, and he is a top 5 scorer in the NBA.