In his prime years, Carmelo has been consistently ranked in the second tier of NBA players, near the top. He was voted to the All-NBA Third Team four times in the last seven years, which places him as a top-15 player in voters' minds.
It is clear that Carmelo has cemented his celebrity status with the move to New York City. However, should he be considered one of the more valuable NBA players?
Using objective, advanced statistics—as opposed to flash and celebrity—exposes some surprising aspects of Carmelo's performance. Here are four comparisons that stand out from the rest and the implications made by the statistics.
Take these with a small grain of salt, as we all know excuses can be made.