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Old 12-13-2012, 11:48 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: Has Carmelo finally arrived?

If Kobe's team wasn't playing terribly then he would make this a four way conversation, but unfortunately due to injuries, coaching changes, and just an inexplicably bad start he shouldn't be getting any real attention at this point.
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The whole "who is more important to his team" line is BS. What does that have to do with LeBron, Durant or Carmelo? You are going to punish the better players because they have a GM who can put together a team?

If you want the MVP to mean anything you would give it to the best player. But voters would get bored of giving it to LeBron every year. Fair enough but I can't take it seriously.
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I never viewed him as the younger brother to Wade. Lebron yea, but not Wade.
Wade is a shell at this point but let's not forget that we're talking about a guy that is easily top five ever at his position.
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The whole "who is more important to his team" line is BS. What does that have to do with LeBron, Durant or Carmelo? You are going to punish the better players because they have a GM who can put together a team?

If you want the MVP to mean anything you would give it to the best player. But voters would get bored of giving it to LeBron every year. Fair enough but I can't take it seriously.
I don't agree. If you do it that way then it should go to the best player on the team that wins the championship every year.

Racking up stats isn't solely indicative of being one of the leagues best players.

Is James Harden one of the best players in the league? I find it laughable to even think that, but some would argue it.
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Wade is a shell at this point but let's not forget that we're talking about a guy that is easily top five ever at his position.
Is he? He won the championship without Lebron so its arguable I guess. I mean in recent history the only SG he's behind is Kobe, so you're probably right.
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Who said that?
You did.

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Who's Melo's Bosh or Martin? Let alone the question of who is his Westbrook or Wade. Its not even close talent wise.

You take Lebron off Miami or Durant off OKC and both teams still make a lower seed in the playoffs. You take Melo off the Knicks and they are one of the worst teams in the league.
What exactly are you implying there other than the fact you count Wade and Westbrook AGAINST LeBron and Durant, so even if their numbers are more impressive (and they are) it doesn't mean as much because Melo's team is accomplishing more without as much high level talent?
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I mean Harden has probably been the second best shooting guard so far this year.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:56 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Is he? He won the championship without Lebron so its arguable I guess. I mean in recent history the only SG he's behind is Kobe, so you're probably right.
In my opinion the 2 guard is by far the easiest to rank -

1.) Jordan
2.) Kobe
3.) Jerry West
4.) Wade
5.) Drexler
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What exactly are you implying there other than the fact you count Wade and Westbrook AGAINST LeBron and Durant, so even if their numbers are more impressive (and they are) it doesn't mean as much because Melo's team is accomplishing more without as much high level talent?
I'm implying that New York is much worse off than either Miami or OKC if you take Melo out as compared to Lebron or Durant.

You know, Most Valuable Player?
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In my opinion the 2 guard is by far the easiest to rank -

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5.) Drexler
....you would have Jerry West at 3.
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I don't agree. If you do it that way then it should go to the best player on the team that wins the championship every year.

Racking up stats isn't solely indicative of being one of the leagues best players.

Is James Harden one of the best players in the league? I find it laughable to even think that, but some would argue it.
I haven't brought up any stats. LeBron is hands down the best player in the league.

Put Carmelo on the Wizards and how much MVP talk would be getting? None. He would still be the same player with the same abilities, but since he plays with better teammates (but not too good) he is now an MVP? Ridiculous.

MVP is an individual award. They have an award for winning, it's called the Larry O'Brien trophy.
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....you would have Jerry West at 3.
Where should he be?
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I mean Harden has probably been the second best shooting guard so far this year.
Meh, depends on what you're looking for.

To me the guy is the epitome of a chucker.
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Where should he be?
I was joking, based around our past arguments.
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I haven't brought up any stats. LeBron is hands down the best player in the league.

Put Carmelo on the Wizards and how much MVP talk would be getting? None. He would still be the same player with the same abilities, but since he plays with better teammates (but not too good) he is now an MVP? Ridiculous.

MVP is an individual award. They have an award for winning, it's called the Larry O'Brien trophy.
Put Lebron on the Wizards. I don't see your point.
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