Regardless, even without Melo, the Knicks were a +3 efficiency, which is like a 50 win team. And they won 54 games... Soo Melo ain't adding that much value.
I don't think the Heat are nearly as bad without LeBron as the numbers state. They play so much differently when he is on the court. They'd run a different type of offense if he wasn't on the team and the numbers would shift. They'd still be a very good team without him. I mean they won plenty of games at the end of the season with him resting.
Still. LeBron is far more valuable than Melo. It doesn't really matter what type of metric you use. He's more valuable to the Heat than Melo is to the Knicks. Put him on any team and he makes that team better than Melo would make that similar team. He had a VASTLY superior season. I don't so much care that LeBron wasn't unanimous, but voting for Melo with a #1 is beyond dumb. Especially when the logic the guy used should have led him to vote for a different player. Just a bad look for that guy. He should have just remained nameless because his reasoning makes his vote look worse.
This post was edited on 5/6 at 10:04 am