It only took 12 pages to get a decent counter argumentEddie Curry
These guys all have higher TS% then Melo. Actually with the exception of Battier and Delambert they all have higher TS% percentages than Michael Jordan
These guys all have higher OWS than Carmelo. Also higher than Dwight Howard and Deron Williams.
These guys all have ahigher ORtg than Melo. Most of them are higher than Deron Williams, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard. For reference Cedric Maxwell, Sidney Moncrief, Kiki and Steve Nash all have higher ORtg than Michael Jordan.
Since some of these names appear again and again the following conclusions must be correct.
1. Correy Maggette is one of the Greates Scorers of All-Time. If not the Greatest,
2. Not far below him are David Lee, Mike Miller, Brad Miller, Antonio Daniels, Shane Battier, and Raja Bell
3. Deron Williams, Dwight Howard, and Carmelo Anthony are worse in all 3 categories than these guys therefore. They are not as good at scoring.
Action to be taken: Our highest paid go to scorer, especially in cruch time, that will lead us to the promised land of a Championship should be: Corey Magette. If we believe that at 32 Corey Maggette may be a bit too old then either go after someone who models their game after him (as I am sure so many young players coming up have) or trade Melo for David Lee.
These advanced statistics really help in determining how much better one player is than another. Now that I am free of subjectivity. There I was thinking that Miller, Miller, Battier, Bell and Lee were just good glue guys and role players. Boy was I mistaken. I feel so relieved.