How dare you guys talk about Melo's game against the rockets?!!
Melo was the only reason keeping us close at first, the rest of the team was plain bad.
Felton was better than Lin? NO! Felton was stupid to say iam better than lin before the game, he put some unnecessary pressure on him that lead to a bad performance by him especially at the beginning of the game when houston got their pace going.
Felton has to be the general of the floor, he played bad and so the the team as a whole did.
Yes, in general, felton is MUCH better than lin, but man, did he **** up big time that game..
I hate this attitude of "iam better than u", man.. prove this on court, let your play do the talking.. leave this **** to beginners, you are a ****ing professional!
If felton plays with cool and confidence, we should be good. No reason to feel obligated to fill the stat sheet just to prove a stupid fact that you are better than lin, this was immature by him.
Originally Posted by TakMan
Here's a word of wisdom .. u should never try to justify or defend incompetence,
bcause it makes u seem incompetent.
The Houston Rockets not only won the game by a 32 point lead, but they made the
Knicks performance look pathetic like the Knicks as a team really "lost it" 7:30 style. LOL
Melo & JR.Smith played 35 minutes vs the Rockets .. within those 35 minutes Melo & JR.Smith could not defend or provide any "STOPS" to any of the players in the Rockets lineup of Douglas, Lin, Harden, Parson, Patterson, or Asik .. the proof was in the 131 point puddin.
Tyson Chandler BIG-MOUTH in the offseason got him looking like a bum this season .. Every NBA player knew it was the Lin-Sanity era which got Tyson Chandler the Defensive-Player trophie performing as a double-double shotblocking bigman center.
Tyson Chandler shouldve been the last person to jump on Melo & JR bandwagon of humiliating Jeremy Lin in the offseason. Paybacks a Bi'atch!
The Houston Rockets played their best game this season vs the Knicks having Lin & Douglas scouting report on ISO-Melo, plus how to take Tyson Chandler out of the game to look like a BUST with a weak PF-Melo not switching and defending the paint.
Rasheed Wallace had enough of ISO-Melo no-d bullshaat in the Mavs game .. Melo & JR.Smith no effort on defense let Mayo & Carter look like All-Stars.
Camby already put up with Melo & JR.Smith no-d bullshaat in Denver, plus Camby know it was Melo who had him traded to the bottomless Clippers .. a Clipper team no NBA player wanted to be traded to for over 25 years.
Recall .. the Clippers had a roster of Camby/Kaman/Zach/Bledsoe/and Davis who won the number one lottery pick Blake Griffin...
Stop making excuses. This is Melo's team. He should lead by example. You cannot just say "Well, nobody defended so why should Melo." You could also make the point that nobody defended because Melo didn't.
To be honest, I was positively surprised by the way he started the season and I want him and the team to carry on the way they started but this is not going to happen if our first and second option do not execute the game plan on defense and there are no consequences. This is like a teacher telling you to STFU or ... and then he is unwilling to make you face the consequences of going through hell in his classes. It's all well as long as you are winning, but now it is Woodson's turn to show what he is made of.
Originally Posted by Munchen13
I must agree on Felton .. Lin's first season to get minutes in the NBA were 10 times better than Felton's 5 season perfomance as a Bobcats.
But the Knicks two game loss are all on Carmelo Anthony ISO-offense, no effort on defense, and Melo wanting JR.Smith to be the 2nd option on offense, plus receive the next highest minutes played on the team.
Coach Woodson has no controll over Melo's wants on this team...
Melo has owner Dolan's private line number to call if things dont go his way .. Woodson only have Grunwalds office number.
The same with Kobe n Buss
CA7 ....is that junkie who brags about him and friends been smoking-crack for over 20 years, and they are not hooked or addicted yet. LOL
Denial is the same as a brick-wall. Good Luck
I give the 8-1 record to old-head Jason Kidd tutorship, and floor leadership.
what excuses am I making I said no one defended and everyone should be held accountable it was inexcusable and should never happen again
regardless of that however, iso-ball had nothing to do with that, I'm just making the point that guys need to understand why we lost and not just yell iso-ball cost us the game
hop off my dick, you've been waiting for a big loss to start talking **** stay in your cave you loser no one wants you here
Originally Posted by Kiyaman
This, however, did not happen. Like it or not, the bucket stops with Melo. He wanted to be in NY, he did not like MDA's system and he showed us that he can be an inspiring leader if he is putting in the effort on D. If he is not doing it, critics will have the first few games of the season as a sample to compare it to. It's that simple. And still you have not answered my question: How would you feel not touching the ball for multiple possessions in a row. Would that make you put in more effort?
Arguing with Kiya can be tiresome as conspiracy theories are difficult to argue, but I respect him as a knowledgeable basketball fan who is always supportive of young talent. You have no right whatsoever to tell anybody whether he is wanted here or not.
Melo himself didnt lose the knicks the game but its this reverting back to iso ball that is I dont understand why Woodson is going away from pick and roll, off ball screens, ball movement and player movement.
Starting the game off just iso Melo seems to throw off the whole offense, I don't get what Woodsons doing with that when teamball had these guys playing the best offense in the league.
Also Chandler has been terrible no rebounding, no D, no shot blocking he looks so soft out there idk if he's injured but somebody needs to call him out.
**** Kiya anyway to answer your question
I wouldn't mind not touching the ball since as a ball player I do a ton of things, I love to rebound and defend, set screens and play off of guys by nature thats what role players do
when Kobe's hot, the Lakers feed him and guys get their off of him why cant it be the same with Carmelo and guys act as if they do it everytime down the floor, his iso's are usually a result of the original play not working and him having 8 seconds to get a shot but you have to analyze the game to understand how it came about.
what game have we started off isoing Melo
Originally Posted by NYCLakerfan