How much have you seen of Gallo?? How much have you seen of Randolph??
Who have you seen more of?? Who do you know more about??
The answer to me is sort of easy.. I've seen alot more of G. I've seen a much smaller sample of AR. That doesn't mean I didn't put together a quick report in my mind of what he can't and can do. I'm just much more sure of what I've seen from G and what he will be based on this viewing disparity, if you will.
What are you basing this statement on that G is an equal unknown to AR w regards to what they can be?
As someone who watched Gallo in every game last season and the season before, they damn sure ARE NOT EQUALLY UNKNOWN and less proven to me. Combine this w the fact that G-state basically shipped AR out of town for nothing, like someone else astutely pointed out and as I said also in the --If The Knicks Don't Get Melo-- thread, and something smells fishy. Something is amiss here w AR.
To me he has WAY more to prove than Gallo.
Who knows man, maybe G can average 23 ppg along w Amare's 24-25. We don't know...! The difference between Melo's and Gallo's scoring could be negligible.
But the disparity between Gallo and Melo in the area of intangibles is something that would be missed. Melo is not the personality that Gallo is. Gallo is really affable and has other traits that lend to leadership. These skills, and they are skills, are often undervalued and overlooked.
I will be really disappointed if G is included in a trade for Melo. My 2 cents...