In 3 years, Melo will be washed up, gained 10-15 pounds and be the Eddy Curry of SF's.
A prime Grant Hill, A prime Sprewell, prime Pippen, prime Vince Carter, even later on when T'Mac blew up and Kobe entered the league, all the elite PF's in the 90's...(Melo plays PF in the Olympics).
Thats a good point you made, Melo does average 3 more FT attempts than Glen Robinson, but Glen still got to the FT line 4-5 times a game, and Melo's defense always been very pillow soft, so to toss the soft label to Robinson is a very fitting comparison for Melo. They're both soft defense SF/PF hybrids who shoot a similar percentage only difference is that Melo gets more FT attempts.
King isn't a terrible comparison either, if you don't overrate King. King in his era wasn't the best SF because Larry Bird, Dominique Wilkins, and Alex English existed. King has his weaknesses on defense and wasn't the best athlete like Melo. King did have superior shot selection over Melo and shot over 50%...the 41% shooting Carmelo obviously can't compare to that.
But King may be too high of a comparison because pretty much King dragged the Knicks into the playoffs despite having little talent around him. He finished 2nd in the voting for NBA MVP in 84' when he averaged 26 ppg. Melo has never done that and isn't the best player on this roster currently. If you gave Benard King a guy like Tyson Chandler, Knicks would of won a championship before Ewing arrived...especially in the ERA where the defense was god awful.
But interesting topic none the less, NNY.