Lol @ this comparison is just dumb. U also don't watch the Thunder, as Durant has the same mental lapses that Melo has. Also u say u have to be a great defender and not just a great offensive player well there are 4 players that fit that bill. Lebron, Wade, Kobe, and Dwight.
Please go ahead and provide atleast 3-5 resources that indicate Durant has mental lapses on offense, educate us will you? Melo is a great scorer, but Durant is elite. That isn't a knock to Melo, just a credit to Durant.
Kobe is a good defender this season, he's not the same guy from last year.
and if you have to be the most least INFORMED person to ever follow the NBA to think theres only 4 two-way players in the NBA.
Let me do your homework for you.
List of Two-Way (Offense and Defense) PG's
John Wall (eventually)
On the fence
List of Two-Way (Offense and Defense) SG's
on the fence
JR Smith(if he actually made his 3pt shots)
List of Two-Way (Offense and Defense) SF's
Nicolas Batum (Very underrated offensively, played in a slowed down McMillian system, can score like Rudy Gay)
List of Two-Way (Offense and Defense) PF's
On the Fence
List of Two-Way (Offense and Defense) C's
Those are guys you want on your team.
As of right now Melo is a two way player he's been playing the best individual ball for the past month.
Durant is not a better defender than Melo so just stop it. Durant has Westbrook,Sefolosha,Perkins and Ibaka around him to cover up his mistakes, Melo does not. Also since when are Griffin or Gasol good defenders? And did you really say Stephon Curry is a good defender? The same Curry who get's beat off the dribble more than Novak, the guy gets his ankles broken for a living.
Durant is ranked top 4 in DEF rating amongst SF's in the NBA.
Melo isn't even in the top 20.
Durant averages more blocks and steals.
Melo has Shumpert, Smith, Jefferies and defensive player of the year in Chandler, your point is?
Griffin is excellent at flopping, to Varejao level. Flopping makes a huge impact on the game, changes the flow. Griffin is elite at this, and Griffin is one of the best defensive rebounders in the NBA. Not a great man to man defender or help defender, but his presence is recognized with his flopping and defensive rebounding ability.
Gasol ALWAYS been a good defender and you're not too informed to not know of this. Gasol locked down Dwight Howard to give Lakers a championship over the Magic. Gasol's post defense is elite.
Curry actually is a very smart defender. Man to man defender is weak, but he has good awareness and forces turnovers. Watch him play, do your research.
I think Melo's top 5, IF he continues to play the way he has the last 2-3 weeks, you think is top 50 which is your opinion, my thing is why are you disregarding his great play as of late, why are you claiming having guys like Gerald Wallace, Danilo Gallinari, Paul George and Nicolas Batum is better than having an Elite Player in Carmelo Anthony
how is Blake Griffin flopping make him a good defensive player
who the hell cares about defensive rating, those fake stats these *******s make up are stupid as hell. PER is subjective
I'm just sayin this is all bull ****