Who was the Better Pick Up? OKC's Carmelo Anthony or Cav's Dwyane Wade

Who is better now, Wade or Melo?

The 2003 NBA Draft Features: LeBron, Melo, and Wade with LeBron being the number one pick, Carmelo being the 3rd and Wade at 5th.

LeBron James is still considered the best player among the three and still holds the number 1 spot today among everyone else.  For Melo and Wade, it was a different story. Obviously back in 2003 the team thought that Melo will be the better player between the two, after 14 years Wade has proven everyone wrong as he accomplished more than Carmelo.

Dwyane Wade's Accolades:

3× NBA champion (2006, 2012, 2013)
NBA Finals MVP (2006)
12× NBA All-Star (2005–2016)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (2010)
2× All-NBA First Team (2009, 2010)
3× All-NBA Second Team (2005, 2006, 2011)
3× All-NBA Third Team (2007, 2012, 2013)
3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2005, 2009, 2010)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2004)
NBA scoring champion (2009)
2× NBA Skills Challenge champion (2006, 2007)

Carmelo Anthony's Accolades

10× NBA All-Star (2007, 2008, 2010–2017)

2× All-NBA Second Team (2010, 2013)
4× All-NBA Third Team (2006, 2007, 2009, 2012)
NBA scoring champion (2013)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2004)
NBA Rookie Challenge MVP (2005)

It's obvious that Dwyane Wade's got a better career than Carmelo Anthony and while Carmelo has the higher scoring average than the two, it isn't only the basis of success.

This year, Carmelo Anthony has teamed up with Russel Westbrook and Paul Geroge in an effort to get an opportunity for the elusive championship trophy and while he has certainly increased his chances, Dwyane Wade has outdone him again by choosing to sign with LeBron James in Cleveland.

Carmelo Anthony is needed by OKC more than Wade is needed in Cavs and while Melo might continue to get his usual scoring average compared to Dwyane Wade who may suffer a decrease in minutes due to the depth of the Cavaliers.  Wade may still get the upper hand of the situation by the end of the day as the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Warriors are still the heavy favorite to meet in the finals this year.

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