Melo ALL DAY EVERYDAY
*****, you crazy. Durant>>>>>Melo
The question is who is better player not more accomplished career stop the Melo hate and answer the damn question
Durant is a legit star, even a Superstar, where Melo is just a high scoring player. Really, after almost a decade in the league, Melo is just a high scoring player.
I mean, it's an absurd question, but a question that I am glad someone asked, because we needed to clear the air.
Is Melo a top-25 player? I really can't say he is. He's a volume scorer.
If we ask who's a better basketball player I say KD only because he has the right pieces, system and mindset. Melo now has that so hopefully he follows through this upcoming season Melo proves whether he is ready to take the final step
OrangeBlobMan you're a big ass hater I bet your a 40 year old virgin and wears glasses with tape in the middle
Why are we even comparing Melo and Durant? KD is someone who is in Lebron's category, while Melo has a lot more to improve on. For starters, he can work on what Phil Jackson said. Better passing and don't stop the offensive flow of the ball
If Lin, STAT, Shump and Jeffries dont go down we'd win at least another game vs Miami. Woodson is running everything through Melo like Miami does with LBJ and OKC does with KD and I guarantee you if STAT plays the ultimate Robin roll, Lin gets the offense set up and our role players play their roles our team will be fine. If Melo continues playing D like he did in April and STAT becomes a better on ball defender and more focused off the ball defender we can win 55 games.
Also, you might be a "cool guy" but your disdain for Melo is cringeworthy every time you say something about him its negative not even constructive criticism.
The way I see it, until one of them wins a title, I can't really say one is far superior than the other. Looks like Durant will be losing to Miami with the same score the Knicks lost. Yes Durant is younger and therefore more likely to develop into a champion and hall of famer, however at the moment he is (seemingly) just not ready to compete at that stage. Game on. It's up to Anthony to raise the stakes next season.
Melo can score on lebron. KD can't. We didn't get into the Finals because Miami BEAT us 4-1. And barring an insane upset Miami is about to beat OKC 4-1. What if OKC played Miami first round? Would KD be in the NBA Finals?
The Western Conference isn't the powerhouse it once was. The Mavericks won it last year but most teams have starters who are going past their prime. Lakers are slowly vanishing. Spurs had a great season this year but in the end they lost to a younger and more talented team in the Thunder. Mavericks are not the same. The Eastern Conference boasts the Bulls, Heat, Celtics (older but still has young talent and a still a great core), and the Pacers and Sixers, although not among the strongest teams (I think we could have easily beat either team in the playoffs) still have a lot of promising young talent.
Also consider this, when Melo was drafted into the Nuggets, the Western Conference was a powerhouse. The Suns, Spurs, Mavericks, and Lakers all were top tier teams back then and I'm not so sure Durant would go as far as he has now.
These are key issues that we need to think about before making a snap decision on who is better.
Personally, I think that KD's only advantage over Carmelo is his work ethic. If Melo put as much time as KD does in the gym and more importantly, with his team, he would be much better than him and be right up there with Lebron. Woodson seems like the type of guy who instills that hard working attitude so hopefully he'll motivate Melo the right way. We'll see next season.
Carmelo's work ethic has really changed over the past year, I remember last year watching some NIKE training video that LBJ, CA, D-Wade, CP3, Bosh and a few others took part in. You also remember Melo lifting that monster truck tire to add more upper body strength same way STAT did because they knew they'd be playing more 4 and 5 which is why they both got injured because of carrying excess weight.
Melo will be with LBJ, KD, CP3, D-Wade and KB24 all summer damn near and will really become a better off the ball player, garner some of their work ethic and "Championship" Mentality, not to mention with Rose being out til January and not being back to full strength likely until February, Orlando blowing it up, Atlanta being sub par, Boston undetermined, Indiana deep but lacking an Alpha Male and Philly seemingly unsure of their roster the Knicks should finish 1st or 2nd in the East if we retain everyone.
If Woodson can somehow morph Carmelo from 2009 and April of 2012 with STAT of the 1st half of the 2010 season and our role players(Chandler, Shumpert, Smith, Novak, Jeffries, Fields and Lin) follow suit we can do this
Teams win championships not one player. You can't blame Durant if Harden goes 2-10 for two straight games and Ibaka, Perkins are virtually invisible the entire series.The way I see it, until one of them wins a title, I can't really say one is far superior than the other.
Durant is averaging 30.2 pts on 55 % shooting in finals.