Kobe...I mean, I'm not saying Melo is as good. But it's a reach to call him 1dimensional when he has Kobe-like attributes, even if they aren't as refined. Plus, his assists are low bc he's a pretty large 3 who could handily play where a natural PF would. Kobe can dish more bc he's more along the lines of a guard playing in a system that downplays having a dominant facilitating PG. Versus playing w Billups, eg
Considering that, and Melo being --such-- an elite scorer, along with having a facilitator like Billups at point, his assists are ok. And his rebounding his toptop. Which we could really use!
STAT has leader him already, so if Melo more so feeds off STAT's #1 status as vocal/demonstrable leader, no prob, IMO.
Melo leads NBA in buzzer beaters. Led 'Cuse to the promised land as a freshman. Dude has ice in his veins.
He won a game a week or so back creating a very tough jump shot and icing it as time expired for the W.
Exactly what we need! Think of what Rupaul brings to the Boston 'Dicks in that regard and what he did to us.