Some people fail to remember that the season before last, Danny averaged more points per game than 'Melo , at a very similar shooting%, whilst being the center of the defense's attention on a much worse team.
Danny was what - 5th in the league in scoring in 08-09? That's an elite level scorer. Danny can create his own shot.
Now last year was a down year for him. Injuries and a team in disarray helped cause that. Also a coach that encourages him to launch 3-balls at every opportunity hurts his game.
I'm not saying Danny is better than 'Melo, I think it'd be pretty close with either on this team. However I much prefer Danny's demeanor, maturity, personality and commitment to the Pacers. Danny's the guy for this team in my book.