Jon Rothstein is not a top 10 NBA analyst.
And as a point forward he got......3 assists. Just because he is playing that role doesn't mean he will be great at it. He was good at point forward early on, then they stopped using it and he started looking more for his shot.Melo is playing Point Forward for us at certain spurts, meaning he's playing like a Larry Bird type guy. Kevin Durant can not do that 1 bit he had 6 ast yesterday but each was on an extra pass or on the break.
Total rebound % last 2 seasons:Melo is a better rebounder PERIOD.
Melo: 11.8%, 9.5%.
Durant: 10.3%, 11.0%.
Seems pretty even to me.
Your argument for Melo is that you THINK he will play better on defense this year and you THINK he will be successful as a passer this year. Meanwhile, Durant has shown he can be a competent defender and has not run the point or shown great passing ability so far. That's a lot of if's.Maybe you should watch the game more close and understand that I said KD is great and I would not mind having him but Melo is better, its all opinion but with all due respect to KD anything he can do CA can do better