Tale Of The Tape: Carmelo Anthony vs. Kevin Love

(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
  • Stats
    25.3 points, 6.8 rebounds per game over 11 seasons
    19.2 points, 12.2 rebounds per game over six seasons
  • Strengths
    Prolific scorer
    Great rebounder
  • Weakness
    Defense
    Defense
  • Awards
    2003 NCAA Champ, Final Four MVP, 2013 NBA Scoring Champ, 7x NBA All Star
    2011 NBA Most Improved Player, 2011 NBA Rebuilding Leader, 3x NBA All Star
  • Off The Court
    Has numerous charities in hometown of Baltimore; appeared in Showtime's Nurse Jackie
    Heavily involved in "Hoops for St. Jude" charity program; appeared in HBO's Entourage
  • Famous Connections
    Married to TV's LaLa Vasquez
    Son of Stan Love, who played 4 NBA seasons in 1970s; Nephew of Mike Love, a founding member of "The Beach Boys"
RESULTS
Melo can put up points in a hurry, but Kevin Love has the all-around game the Celtics could use in 2014 and beyond. We'll take Love over Melo if it comes to it, but really, we'd like both in Boston.