Sunday, January 1st, 2012 at 4:25 pm  |  31 responses

Polladaday: Better Pure Scorer?

KD and ‘Melo are two of the best scorers in the game. Who would you trust more to put the ball in the hoop on any given possession?

Who is a better pure scorer?

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  • slamfan4life

    KD…to ill man

  • Kadavour

    Melo can blow by you, spot up, triple threat, and post up. this goes to Melo hands down. Durant can’t bully anyone in the paint quite yet.

  • slim_dunkin91

    ^^^exactly. the biggest difference between them is that melo is stronger and has a post game.

  • Jono

    wow, can’t believe people are voting KD on this. do u guys ever watch melo/durant play? melo is probably the only dude who can score anywhere on the court. post, 3s, mid-range, finishes in the paint etc.

  • Jay

    Carmelo’s still the most versatile scorer in the game. There are zero holes in his game offensively. Get back to me when durant can play bully ball.

  • burnt_chicken

    This poll is strangely skewed. I like KD a lot more than I like Melo, but come on!–nobody has the scorer’s touch from everywhere/anywhere on the court like Carmelo.

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  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    KD has 2 (soon to be 3) scoring titles in a row, oh wait but Melo has… and remember the poll says SCORER

  • Jay

    ^^^ You clearly don’t understand the question. Sad.


    Melo is a better scorer, and he won’t be a chucker when his big men are playing well. REAL TALK!

  • http://www.pisforprops.com jarrett

    KD is the more popular choice, but make no mistake about it, Melo is the better purer scorer.

  • Clutch2142

    Anybody that says melo is a better scorer than durant is dumb! Durant is 6’10 guard who can sore 40 any given night! Melo is a better skilled scorer but not as efficient. Saying melo is better a scorer because he is a pure scorer is like saying Shaq is better at then Nash cause he’s a pure passer.

  • World

    Dudes is buggin if u dont think its Melo….theres isnt a thing Melo CAN’T do…

  • Clutch2142

    Win a scoring title …

  • meloman2.0

    The people that are voting clearly don’t watch live basketball

  • wiltmj23

    ppl aint playin for scoring titles there playing for titles, melos post game is way to strong, this goes to melo hands down he can score anywhere on the floor scoring title or no scoring title. when durant gets stronger and becomes a threat in the post then hell be the best scorer

  • Zak

    Melo is too inconsistent; I don’t trust him. Durant all the way.

  • Jono

    For those who say it’s Durant, please re-read the question. If it says whos the better scorer, then stats alone will shut us all up. By asking for the better of the 2 in terms of being a ‘pure-scorer’, it implies a larger perspective of their offensive capabilities, not just “oh KD’s got 2 scoring titles”.

  • Clutch2142

    Bro if you have 2 scoring titles in the NBA your really good at scoring ThereforeI will give you the ball at the end of the game

  • Jay

    ^^^ Per 82games.com, last season:

    For these stats “Clutch” is defined as 4th quarter or overtime, less than 5 minutes left, neither team ahead by more than 5 points

    Carmelo shot 45.5%

    Durant shot 40%

  • Clutch2142

    Jay I respect your knowledge of the game and how to look up statistics, but the question asks “who” would you trust with the ball and I want the ball in the hands of 6’10 guard on any given possession

  • Jono

    @Clutch2142 Agreed. But this question isn’t asking who’s more clutch now is it? Nobody seems to be reading the question here.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Melo is a mismatch for every defender, the same cannot be said of KD. I’d bet that the majority of the leagues best defenders would rather gaurd KD because while he is incredibly good at the things he does well (shooting, slashing), there are still holes in his offensive game (post scoring, bullying smaller defenders). As a defender, if you try to limit or take away one or two ways for him to score, he’ll score in one or two different ways.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    ^^^^Last sentence is about Melo^^^^

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    It’s hard to say it’s Melo even though he scores in a much wider variety of ways because Durant scores more points, more efficiently, more consistently, and from a younger age. Melo is the more well rounded scorer, Durant is the better “pure” scorer though. When you look for something to be pure you don’t ask how it got that way, you just care how pure it is compared to something else. When thinking about a pure scorer like you would think about anything else being “pure” (gold for example) you would have to say Durant is the more pure scorer.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    It’s Melo, and it’s really damn close.

  • robb

    Wow KD’s winning. I voted for Melo.



  • Law

    People they said better scorer which means can be deadly from anywhere not who average more points or who has more scoring titles smh you think cause kd got 2 scoring titles he’s a better scorer noooo he’s good but not a better scorer than melo

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  • fgdsfgf

    Durant is way better than melo and should be mvp