Out of the mouths of babes.
Kobe plays defense; Wade plays defense; LeBron plays defense. Melo, despite his athletic ability, has not matched the defensive intensity of these other stars. i think he is certainly capable of doing it and expect that as a matter of pride, he will do it. He should be embarrassed that a draft pick questions his defense. But does it help because he might burn Morris offensively if he remains satisfied with avoiding the same intensity on defense that he applies offensively?
The same applies to Amare'. Our progress depends on improving defensive play. It may start with the coaching but the players must execute. I recall George Karl commenting that Melo was generally a good on man defender but neglected team defense. I hope the selection of Shumpert signals a real emphasis on defense.
I am happy Morris made is comment. It should be pinned to the inside of Melo's locker.