Thats why i would rather have cousins or love instead of melo. Melo's FGA would go down to lets say 16 FGA per game while averaging the same percentage which is 43-45% that means hes only gonna provide us 16-18 ppg and probably grab around 6rpg. Cousins can provide that same number with 16 FGA or probably a little less but his rebounding would help this team much more than adding an extra 3 points.
I apologize for saying bench. What i meant is the rest of the team. If we somehow keep pau gasol having 20 shots for the rest of the team is just bad. Look what happen to pacers last year when their bench couldnt provide anything.
Pacers were offensively challenged, period. They wish they had someone like Melo who could create his own offense. Also, you don't think Melo would get more quality looks as an off ball type player with Kobe and Nash on the team, thus raising his percentage? Plus, when the game is on the line, we would have two clutch players who would be able to win close games for us.
And we're not even talking about how much of a headcase Cousins is.