Originally Posted by TheKingOfVa
Why don't you post Paul George's since that's who you are saying is better than Melo
Paul George is not even in the same neighborhood as Melo. Melo had a 24.8 PER last year , lead the Knicks to the 2nd best record without a 2nd option, and lead the NBA in scoring.
Paul George is a great all around player but very inefficient on offense. He had a 16.8 PER last year, was arguably the 3rd most important player on his team, and shot 41.9 from the field while turning the ball over 2.9 times with a 23.5 usage rate. That made George the worst high usage offensive player in the NBA last season. The kid has a lot of potential but he really needs to improve on offense before he can be a decent number 1 offensive option. Meanwhile Melo is an elite offensive option.
Well Paul George has 1 less scoring title, and more playoff success than Melo has (in Georges 3 years)
George is pretty inefficient, but are we really going to use Melo as a measuring rod for inefficiency?
Melo is an elite level scorer
George is an elite defender, an elite rebounder for his position, and a good passer. I never said he was the better #1 option, but he is definitely the better player
Paul George was extremely inefficient offensively