Mike Antoni and Carmelo Anthony both need to go.
Going by what I see on the court and body languages, Amare is the one who doesnt seem to interested in winning. Off the courts a different story, sometimes its hard to tell who's being real and who's just marketing themselves. I think Amare just wants to appear to be dedicated so that he can put that on his resume when he goes for a job in the fashion industry
stupid question how is Melo "selfish" when he leads the team in assist......he's passing more than anybody, STAT and Jorts shoot every time they touch the ball are they selfish......you guys are only blaming Melo because you're living in the past of the trade.....get over it the sooner you do the sooner things get better
Melo is one of the best offensive talents in the league so when the team starts to look flat, his natural instinct is to put them on his back. Perhaps he doesn't need to do this but he does and if that's not what Antoni wants then as coach he should be able to change it. IF he can't then he shouldn't be coach.
This league is funny sometimes. Lebron gets hammered for not being as aggressive as Melo at the end of games and Melo gets criticized for not being more like Lebron.
D'Antoni tried to change up his system to fit Melo/Chandler and it just doesn't work. Our defense has improved because of Chandler and also because we slowed the game up and eat a ton of clock going into the Iso so often. No good defense leaves their bigs to guard pg's on the perimeter. None.
I think the solution to our problems in the short time (other than firing MDA ) is for D'Antoni to go back to his run & gun system, not this hybrid halfcourt chuck em up and hope they fall system. In doing that Melo is going to have a bite a bullet and look for other ways to score other than isolating himself and chucking up triple covered threes. Also, our guys are going to have to start shooting better otherwise all of this is void anyways.
The problem still lies in Chandler. D'Antoni isn't used to playing a true center in his system nor do I think he likes to. He didn't do well in Phoenix with Shaq. (his best season record under a healthy Shaq was 10 games over .500). If Chandler finds a way to fit in that system and Davis returns healthy and playing like his old self, we can get close to what the suns did with Shaq and finish close to 6+ games over .500.
I know guys, lots of what if's but what else can we do to win under this coach? I don't see any way to do so without MDA coaching what he knows...fast break basketball.
Mike Antoni's got Melo shooting Jamal Crawford field goal percentages. SMH
I hate to say I told you so. Melo's lookin like Jello. His field goal percentage is Jamal Crawfordish.
we have to be the most negative fan base in the world
where will you guys be when he drops 30 on the bulls or heat in the playoffs for the go ahead?
I did some math for you, Carmelo scored >30 points in 15 games as a Knick (including 2 in the playoffs), on the other hand in 16 games he scored <20 pts (including 2 in the playoffs). LeBron had 16 >30 points games... this season.
Last edited by Weissenberg; Mar 07, 2012 at 08:04.