I've been saying it for months, even before Linsanity.
Ultimately it comes down to either STAT and D'Antoni or Melo and a traditional coach and traditional PF.
I mean melo is different from the elite scorers, in the way that he simply does NOT enter the inside lane that much. What he likes, is by luck, throwing some midranges like Yao Ming or what not. He isn't really having advantages in height, and he's lucky, plus he probably does practice that a lot, so his midranges are decent. But his problem is, that when you're a star (kobe/Lebron/wade/melo), you start to feel like air. You start to make shots under excess pressure. It's good ONLY for the end-of-game time, but not good if you simply do that constantly. While Kobe uses spins, penetrations, all sorts of things, Melo doesn't. He pretty much goes down to the paint and expect fouls. and he doesn't get that many calls, but instead, he gets blocked or simply he can't even make it. He is a rich tragedy. another Larry Hughes
Melo has never been a top-10 player in the NBA....
Melo is one of the top-3 highest scorer in the NBA for 6 seasons in his 9 season
career....big reason to FIRE the So-Call offensive-coach Dantoni lol.
Its a big difference between what LaMarcus Aldridge bring to the table for his team,
and what Melo brings to his team....what the two have in common is WINS.
The number-one quality of a NBA Top-10 player are his Team-Leadership....
the reason why Derrick Rose won the MVP lastseason.
Business wise...clever basketball wise...need to make the best of what we got. Still a lot more talent than past years.
Dantoni was the bait...we got the fish....
Time for a new voice
Its amazing how many people ignored the article in the 1st post and also ignore the 30% volume shooting for Melo.
He is good but not top 5 right now.
There isnt any passion or heart behind his play. He isn't angry when he misses 3/4 vital free throws in the 4th. He doesn't hustle defensively or rebound wise.
Hello 3 pt airball in the vital last 5 minutes of play.
I see a lot of denial.
I just keep hearing mob whining about D'antoni. Its not his fault these guys don't want it. Rah rah speeches are nice but the players themselves need to be hungry and at the end of practice - they are still the ones performing on the floor.
Carmelo Anthony took so many bad shots- he really specializes in getting the ball, holding it for five seconds, and then doing an off balance turnaround jumper from a bad angle and barely htiting the rim- that's his shot. Or else he chucks up a three pointer with 15 seconds left on the shot clock- anything rather than keep the flow of the ball movement going until they get a good shot. Anthony is very over-rated- he is not a good team player, and his shot selection is awful. They should trade Anthony for a player with good defense and rebounding who can also fit in with a fast-paced game,. if they can get one.
I'm pretty sure most people didn't consider Carmelo a top 5 player even before he became a Knick, but we still wanted him. There is not an abundance of great players that wanted to come here. Part of the problem is D'antoni and Walsh didn't want Melo but the fans did so the owner brought him in. This is a tough situation and I think Melo is trying to adapt. People need to stop bashing him so hard and give him a bit more time to get acclimated. He played pretty well over the past few games compared to earlier in the season so we'll see!
Melo is the best scorer on this team and he has always been a poor defender throughout his career. We'd better learn to deal with it because he is not going anywhere.
All I ask is for Melo to start playing like the all-world scorer that he was and I can forgive him for sleepwalking on defense.
I can live with their ****ty defense if Melo and Stat can score more points on the other end to make up for their defensive sucktitude.