Well, yes. That's exactly what I said in my post.
1. If Melo "gets there" his skill set compliments Sully's very well.
2. Sully is a beast on the boards and melo, with his length, lateral quickness and undeniable ability to block and affect.alter shots around the rim, compliments Sully bully act and rebounding very well.
3. I didn't say "melo was a great rebounder" because he isn't.
My point was that Sully has already proven to be a surprisingly good defender and a beast on the boards. You combine that with a defensive beast at center and you've got something going in the paint...
So if Melo can "get there", the next question is how do we then get our next Paul Pierce, a guy who can light it up for 20+ a night for the next ten years?
Also, I agree that Melo can improve. I recall that Perkins couldn't stay on a basketball court for more than 10 minutes a game for his first three years because of foul trouble. Couldn't put a pea in the ocean, etc...
I think Melo has the potential to be a good scorer at this level, an Ok rebounder and a very good defender and shot blocker. His body is already way ahead of Perkins as a rookie.
I think it depends on Melo's work ethic and learning curve.
But I know I certainly wouldn't want to trade him yet.