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So where does Carmelo really rate?


Nets fans have also been debating the merits of a Carmelo Anthony trade, too.  This article from SB Nation sister site Nets Daily attempts to determine where Carmelo rates in the pantheon of NBA stars using the advanced stat, WARP.  It also provides a strong rebuttal to our friend John Hollinger's PER. 

If you prefer to believe Melo is a "superstar" who would take the Bobcats to the "next level," then you probably shouldn't read this.  But if you still want to argue that position, please answer the writer's simple, direct question "why do the stats do right by all the other superstars, but not Melo?"

My position has been clear.  Anthony is highly overrated due to his offensive inefficiency and weak defense.  Signing him to a max contract will be a regretable decision for some foolish team that will end up weighted down by his contract and attitude for years to come.  Giving up Gerald Wallace for the right to make that bad decision should be out of the question.

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