Defense is still suspect, it's just now the shock of our suddenly lame offense is over shadowing our weak defense. Chandler helps but the poor positioning and easy baskets are still there. We gave up way too many points in the paint last night. At times there was no one under the basket but gold jerseys while the knicks are at the 3point line double teaming with poor rotation.
Some of you STILL think the team before Melo would have any chance against the Heat this year!? LMAO! If STAT played like this last year we would have done NOTHING. You should all thank god that Melo even wanted to come here. Ahahahaahahahahaahaha
WHAT A JOKE! Ahahahahaahah
Melo's and Stat's game do not fit together. That's one of the reasons why we suck so badly. Without the trade we would still have a pg in Felton (or even Deron Williams or Chris Paul). This is a prime example of a badly crafted team. Neither, Stat, Chandler nor Melo, are to blame (Although I find Melo suspicious). It's just that the things they do well are mutually exclusive and I pity Douglas for trying to become a pointguard under these circumstances.
Melo did his part, how is he suspicious. 27 and thats a BAD game. Stoudemire hasnt done anything.
Wow some fans are crazy
Anthony and Stoudemire dont fit together......yes they do if they had a PG who could control the pace of the game
Melo ruined the team by forcing a trade....like Gallo and Chandler(Wilson) are going to carry the team in the playoffs when STAT gets injured
We still could have had Felton.......there are many Feltons....not many Melo's
Fields sucked when Melo came.....the coach has him sit in the corner and he can barely get a shot off because his release is too slow. Thats not Melo's fault
Is it Melo's fault D'Antoni can't run 1 play during the game to get an easy bucket.
Is it Melo's fault Amar'e is 6'11 260 and grabs 2 rebounds and gets is shot blocked 4 times
None of this is Melo's fault but he's easy to blame I guess. I'll criticize the team like the next fan for their effort but I'll give them these next 6 games which should be easy wins. I wanna see some effort on Defense and some movement on Offense
As far as your Stoudemire-comment is concerned: That's what I meant by "mutually exclusive". He needs the ball in a motion towards the basket. With Melo holding the ball in a mid-range iso situation, that's not going to happen. Which brings be to problem number two: Why is Stat shooting threes and why is he lurking around the perimeter? Because he is trying to imitate Dirk. He said so himself (even though not in so many words). Why is he doing that? Because Chandler can only be effective on offence if he has enough room in the paint. Additionally he (Chandler) is clogging up the paint for Stoudemire's penetration as well as Melo's drives to the basket, which in turn allows teams to close out on him (Melo) aggressively.
What we have got here sir, is a badly assembled team. And how did that happen? Dolan getting into Donnie's business in order to bring Melo here, because we fans were screaming for him. So we were stuck with Stat and Amar'e and no chance to land CP3. Thus we did what everybody thought would be the next best thing: signing Chandler, as all the fans were screaming for more defence, without recognising that defence has got nothing to do with putting a big guy in the middle, but with effort.
I don't think it's fair to say the roster is bad. I mean, look at LeBron and Wade. Do their games really complement each other that well? Not really cause it's the EXACT SAME **** from both of them. They're like 90% the same player.
Spoelstra was able to coach those guys to the NBA Finals in their FIRST YEAR. IF we have a point guard and coach who can run both a fast-paced pick and roll as well as a slow-paced iso game when other teams are forcing us into the half-court then we might actually go somewhere. Having multiple offensive weapons that thrive in different situations is a GOOD thing, not a bad thing.