You don't have a 28yr old Stockton in your backcourt.
KD's passes are solid, however he is ABLE to find his teammates and setup his teammates for the passes.
Many NBA'ers can make sick, CRISP passes. If you aren't able to integrate this into your TEAM's flow, it doesn't matter so much.
KD isn't a Rondo who pumps up his defensive stats, even if it hurts team D. And Melo prolly is a more talented player defensively, but his defensive plays his teams n fans for punks too often.
Like i said to Mr Metro, let's see what happens in the playoffs.....