Yikes. You know this dug deep if Melo is wasting his time commenting on an NBA page who was trying to stir the pot. But, now that I look into it — this page might have a case. This was by far Melo’s worst season of his career, averaging 16.2 PPG, 5.8 RPG on 40% shooting and 35.7% from 3 point range. As for Korver, he averaged 9.2 PPG, 2.3 RPG and shot 46% from the field and nearly 44% from three.
Korver’s role in Cleveland is to be a spot up shooter, Melo is supposed to be a creator. So, Melo’s points will obviously be higher than Korver — but he is inefficient. They way Korver is stepping up on defense in the playoffs, I think it’s fair to say he’s a better defender right now. Not to mention, Melo’s PER was 12.7 this year, and Korver’s was 13.4. Korver is there to simply catch and shoot and yet Melo only had 0.3 more win shares than Korver. It sounds stupid to think about, but it might be closer than most people think. That’s how bad the Melo experiment was in OKC. Women lie men lie but numbers don’t.