1) Marcus banks' stats are inflated because he played PG for two **** teams and played less minutes. 1 more ppg per 48 minutes doesn't show anything when you play for two terrible teams. Not only that but KG is a great passer and draws doubles to set people up. Andre Miller is a better scorer than banks.
2) less than two tenths of a steal per 48 minutes really is meaningless. So he gets an extra steal every six games, big whoop.
3) Miller gets picked more because, while Carmelo is a star, he is not somebody who is going to get doubled like KG. Banks is better controlling the ball than miller, but not by as much as the numbers would indicate.
4) Miller shoots a whole percentage point worse than banks from the field. And four % worse from the foul line. Considering that banks takes less shots and plays less those numbers should be inflated, heck, even Toine shot 45% from the field in a limited role this year. When you play less minutes and take less shots you're less fatigued, playing lesser defenders, and taking worse shots. Not to mention that KG is such a great passer he'd boost one's FG%. I'll give you three pointers and free throws (free throws by a small margin) but no dice on FG%, which is what really matters. 3pt% is fairly meaningless if you're still a worse scorer despite being able to shoot threes.
5) We'll just have to agree to disagree on the defense
So when we normalize everything then basically
Miller has the advantage in scoring(barely), passing(huge), and FG%
Banks has the advantage in ball control, 3P%(huge), and steals (barely)
I'll take the former over the latter any day of the week
So... basically, you used his stats on the normal scale to illustrate your
point, but when everything was made fair (via per 48 minutes), suddenly "stats don't tell the whole story" anymore...?
Marcus Banks is a better scorer. He shoots a better percentage from the perimeter and midrange (where 80% of their collective shots are taken). How they finish at the rim is pretty much even... but when they're fouled and go to the line, the advantaged slips to Banks again.
By the way, you mentioned Banks' FG% is inflated because he takes less shots than Miller...? In that case, I think you'll find the following pretty enlightening: Andre Miller shot 10.6 shots a game, hitting 46 percent of them. Marcus Banks (in Minnesota) shot 9.7 shots a game and hit 48% of the time. Miller is shooting a worse percentage because he throwing up a whopping 0.9 more shots per night than Marcus Banks...?
But lets assume your logic is correct in the opposite fashion: is Marcus Banks' 3-point average also inflated due to him taking less perimeter shots? Nope. In fact, he takes almost a full shot more from the perimeter (1.1) than Miller (0.4) per game... and hits a higher percentage. No need to blame that on KG (like you did on everything else in the post): he shot the same amount in Boston (1.3) and hit it just as well.
So, in the end, like I said, Miller gets more assists than Banks. But virtually every other category that matters for a PG (FG%, 3P%, FT% steals, and points) all go to Banks in equal minutes. Miller's a better playmaker; there's no disputing that. But both numbers and playing style prove Banks to be superior in all the other categories.
I believe that fatigue+KG+extra shot = at least one % on FG shooting.
I already gave you 3p shooting but since he only takes one per game it isn't a big deak.
As I said in the above post, .2 steals/48 minutes advantage is pretty close to meaningless.
Miller is an equal or better scorer, and equal or better FG shooter, and a better passer
Banks' steals are better by such a small margin that it's really meaningless (one extra steal every six games!)
banks' 3p% and ft% matter very little because miller is scoring more pts. I think it doesn't matter how you get your points as long as you get them. Your main man shaq has a worse 3p% and ft% than murphy, who would you rather have?
Most importantly, the reason banks doesn't get any minutes is because he either
A) doesn't have the staminat
B) isn't good enough
But these stats are meaningless to a degree when you realize this: Miller is playing with a perrenial SMOY candidate as his backup and still getting better minutes than banks, who is playing with troy, "the worst defender in the league" hudson as a backup. That alone should be enough.