To begin this post, I want to apologize to my friend Cameron...who has been a loyal T-Mac & Carmelo fan. Through their ups and downs, he has been loyal. Nonetheless its time to discuss a real issue..has Melo fallen out of stardom: SKILL and effectiveness wise. Carmelo & the word effective shouldn't be in the same sentence, to put it in perspective he shoots 45% from the field and 35% from the 3pt. Most of us like Melo for one thing...he can put the ball in the basket. This year 5'10 Isisah Thomas & Derozon average more than him. Let's be painfully honest, Melo wont defend and he won't will you to a win. Right now Biyombo and Randle average more boards than Melo on the year...and they haven't started half of the year.
Being brutally honest, I dont think Melo wants to win, or atleast he don't care either way.
With all of this in your mind, we must ask a real question...
Is Carmelo Anthony a Top 30 Player?
NO BRAINERS FOR ME
If the name is bold, its because to you, its probably a stretch. Whatever your favorite thing is about Melo, I guarantee those boys do it better. Look it up.
PGs: Stephen Curry, Westbrook, Lillard, Kyle Lowry, Isisah Thomas, Kemba Walker, Chris Paul
Shooting Guards: Dwayne Wade, Klay Thompson, Olidapo, James Harden, Jimmy Bulter
Small Forwards: Kwai, Lebron, KD, The Greek Freak, PG 13,
Power Forwards: Anthony Davis, Lamarcus Aldridge, Draymond Green, Blake Griffin
Centers: Boogie (Cousins), Marc Gasol,
After researching for all of 6 mins, here are players I'd take over Melo
Brook Lopez, Kyrie Irving, Paul Milsap, John Wall, Drummond, DeRpzan, Gordon Hayward, Andrew Wiggins,