Originally Posted by metrocard
Durant's defense is better than Melo. Just because he has great defender's around him doesn't make him bad and Westbrook is an average man defender.

Durant is a better shooter from all area's than Melo.

Melo has finished below 35% from 3pt range 5 times in his 8 year career. Durant has finished below 35% once. His rookie season.

Don't even make me bring out the mid range shooting rangers. Durant's jumper has hall of fame potential. Melo always been STREAKY.

Kevin Durant when he was 21 had a better regular season than Carmelo Anthony ever had. Even at 22, he's had a better playoffs than Carmelo Anthony ever had. He scores more points, more efficiently, led his team further and is just a better teammate.

Durant was arguably the second best player in the NBA at 21. I bring up age because Durant is a BETTER TALENT and is MORE SKILLED. The last player to put up more than 27 PT/G (Durant had 30.1) on better TS% was 1990. Melo has never been that good. Just look at their career averages, and this is with Melo having significantly more prime years than Durant.

Melo career averages 24/6/3 54.5 TS% 20.3 PER .126 WSp48
Melo's best season 29/6/4 56.3 TS% 22.0 PER .153 WSp48
Melo's postseason averages 25/7/3 52.1 TS% 19.6 PER .106 WSp48

Durant's career averages 26/6/3 57.6 TS% 21.8 PER .154 WSp48
Durant's best season 30/8/3 60.7 TS% 26.2 PER .238 WSp48
Durant's postseason averages 29/7/3 56.5 TS% 23.3 PER .192 WSp48

Melo is soft.
you dudes will never understand what some of us are saying but I will not argue with you Metro because you're starting that bull**** up again

Carmelo and Durant are closer than everyone is making them out to be its ****ed up people wont give him the benefit of doubt when he came here to a **** team, played the Celtics by himself, the Heat by himself, hurt most of last year and yet got healthy, Woody put the team in the correct position succeed and Carmelo was playing better than anyone in the league the last month of the year, Melo's defensive numbers were vastly improved, he put on great performances of team ball and defense in the Olympics and yet he's soft, not skilled, top 20, a bum, a loser, etc.....

Whatever though the problem with Knicks fans has always been we never appreciate our best player and always bash him and put other's teams players on higher plateaus. Its fine Melo will prove you all wrong