Prime Carmelo vs Prime Paul George

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Pg or melo

Carmelo Anthony
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Paul George
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56%
 
Total votes: 50

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Post#21 » by mischievous » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:01 am

Colbinii wrote:
Jiminy Glick wrote:
Colbinii wrote:
How so? There is no way he is a "much more complete" player because Melo was a borderline top 10 player throughout his prime, just like George. On top of that, to be a much more complete player than Melo you need to be someone like Jimmy Butler or LeBron James, something George doesn't yet hold a candle too.


George is a better passer and defender then Melo. Both Butler and George are better then Melo.


George is barely a better passer, and his defense has certainly slipped since his offensive load has increased. George's offensive value still is less than what Prime Carmelo provided, and the scoring isn't close at all.

Even with slipping defense, his defense blows Melo out of the water.
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Post#22 » by HeartBreakKid » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:52 pm

Volcano wrote:If Melo's prime is taken from 06-14, off the top of my head, I think the following are in the conversation (depending on year) in terms of ranking for his early-mid prime:
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Late prime, I don't think he makes the top 20.

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Post#23 » by 50CalClips » Sat Sep 7, 2019 2:30 am

This Poll was posted in 2017...?
Paul George was just 26 years old that season.

Lets see where things are after 2020.
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Post#24 » by Heej » Sat Sep 7, 2019 3:29 am

Man I know Melo finished top 3 in MVP, but the season Paul George had up until the shoulder injuries might've been a more dominant in totality than Melo in 2013. His combined defense and scoring were pretty outrageous as a wing
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Post#25 » by TheBomb81 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:37 am

Paul George.
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Post#26 » by udfa » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:06 am

My answer would have been PG even before last season. Carmelo was never even close to as good a player as PG last season, even if he had more talent.
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Post#27 » by OfficialRef » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:28 pm

yea its not really that close anymore...

PG and melo offensively aren't that far apart. Factor in defense? The answer is obvious
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Post#28 » by dho4ever » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:20 pm

In 2009, Carmelo was scoring 28 ppg on 2.7 3s per game. Shooting 10 for 21 from the field.

I think its hard to definitely say that PG's offense is close since he benefits a lot from the modern NBA which emphasizes Efficiency and 3 point shooting. I believe that a teleported Carmelo would be scoring better than his prime years since he had all the tools and was a solid 3 point shooter.
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Post#29 » by Ainosterhaspie » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:23 pm

I'd rather have George as my second best player than Melo as my best player. Neither is really suited to lead a team title, so then it is a question of who you'd rather have in a support role.
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Post#30 » by wutevahung » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:45 pm

Colbinii wrote:
Jiminy Glick wrote:George, he is a much more complete player.


How so? There is no way he is a "much more complete" player because Melo was a borderline top 10 player throughout his prime, just like George. On top of that, to be a much more complete player than Melo you need to be someone like Jimmy Butler or LeBron James, something George doesn't yet hold a candle too.


Paul George doesn't hold a candle to Jimmy Butler is a weird statement, even if you consider Jimmy Butler to be better, he can only be better by 1-2 spots since Jimmy himself was a borderline top 10 player at best, and was never inside of top 5.
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Post#31 » by wutevahung » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:52 pm

Heej wrote:Man I know Melo finished top 3 in MVP, but the season Paul George had up until the shoulder injuries might've been a more dominant in totality than Melo in 2013. His combined defense and scoring were pretty outrageous as a wing


His season was derailed by injury, true, but PG has always been hot and cold with his shooting, so it's hard for me to believe that he could have sustained that level of scoring, which would have been an extreme outlier given his career.
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Re: Prime Carmelo vs Prime Paul George 

Post#32 » by _Game7_ » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:23 am

I rather have peak Melo easily much more dynamic player, and I love 2 way players like PG. These last couple years really hurt Melo's rep, shame.
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Post#33 » by bledredwine » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:03 pm

These are two of my all time favorite players and I can confidently say that Melo was a better offensive player and was significantly more clutch.

I’d take Melo during his best over George. I used to watch every Nuggets game because he was so talented.
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Re: Prime Carmelo vs Prime Paul George 

Post#34 » by Clyde Frazier » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:45 pm

50CalClips wrote:This Poll was posted in 2017...?
Paul George was just 26 years old that season.

Lets see where things are after 2020.


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