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    Default How do we fit Melo into the game?

    The Knicks are playing amazingly now with our new found point guard. I know Wizards defense sucks, but Jeremy Lin is looking like the real deal now. We look like a different team completely and I think we have the roster to do well in the playoffs. Maybe an addition of JR smith would be good, whatever.

    So I think Stoudemire will be fine now with Lin giving him the ball and him and Chandler will find a way to fit in.


    The real question is, how do we fit Melo in? We've been playing amazingly with a lot of ball movement, but Melo likes to iso. I'm trying to think how we can keep up what we have now with the addition of Melo when he returns. Should Melo be the go to guy when we need a score? Should we let Melo keep jacking his shots cause they usually go in? What do you guys think?

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    The biggest worry was to find a ball-handler and orchestrator, and one who could play the high pick and roll beautifully. Melo isn't the ideal pick and roll player. Instead, Melo can stick to his strengths. He could get the ball in the high post and move more without the ball.

    I think Melo's role could mimic when he was on team USA. he was more a spot up shooter and post threat facing few double teams. I can only imagine the court opening up for him. He'll have better looks. I don't think he'll face double and triple teams as often. He doesn't have to score 25. Melo can drop 15-18 and the Knicks will be fine.

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    Originally Posted by shaolin
    The biggest worry was to find a ball-handler and orchestrator, and one who could play the high pick and roll beautifully. Melo isn't the ideal pick and roll player. Instead, Melo can stick to his strengths. He could get the ball in the high post and move more without the ball.

    I think Melo's role could mimic when he was on team USA. he was more a spot up shooter and post threat facing few double teams. I can only imagine the court opening up for him. He'll have better looks. I don't think he'll face double and triple teams as often. He doesn't have to score 25. Melo can drop 15-18 and the Knicks will be fine.
    How good is it that you picked that username pre Lin?

    It's very good.

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    Originally Posted by Crazy⑧s
    How good is it that you picked that username pre Lin?

    It's very good.
    Imagine that!!

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    The most important thing right now is that Melo has to give #7 back to Lin.

    2nd most important thing, Melo demands a trade and we get some prospect to build around Lin.

    We win, we Lin.

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    Originally Posted by metrocard
    The most important thing right now is that Melo has to give #7 back to Lin.

    2nd most important thing, Melo demands a trade and we get some prospect to build around Lin.

    We win, we Lin.
    why u have so much hate towards stat and melo. now your saying we build around lin?! smfh

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    Originally Posted by Crazy⑧s
    How good is it that you picked that username pre Lin?

    It's very good.


    How come the nickname *FOR* Lin -- Shaolin -- hasn't been mentioned yet? Or have I been under a rock with lots of porn hidden under it for the past day?

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    well before melo, went down i noticed he was letting Lin or orchestrate the offense the ball was in his hands. Melo did bring the ball up at times, but i think carmelo will be willling to pass more when he comes back. you can probably put steve nash next to melo and melo will find some way deep down to ball hog and get his iso scoring, thats just his game. Ever since our to stars had that little talk ive also noticed melo more passive which is a +

    what i would like to see is Amare, Chanlder gaining some chemistry. If stat can learn to pass to chandler somehow and those 2 gain chemisty down low, something similar to pau/bynum then well be in great shape, Chandlers not offensively talented as bynum and amare doesn't have the post game of pau but im sure they can work something out. ive seen jeffries hit chandler down low for the easy bucket if jeff can do it stat can do it to, we dont need Hero basketball we need team basketball.

    Look to see more LiN/chandler Pick & roll than Lin/Amare pick & roll he has clicked with Lin already and has great length.
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    Originally Posted by iSaYughh


    How come the nickname *FOR* Lin -- Shaolin -- hasn't been mentioned yet? Or have I been under a rock with lots of porn hidden under it for the past day?
    Lock in the latter.

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    Why are so many people hating on Melo? Yeah he hasnt been scoring beastly lately, but he is changing his game up for the better of the team and is learning how to become more of a facilitator like Lebron... Lebron adapted when he came to the Heat and now Lebron can dish out over 5 assist per game easily and score over 20 easily... that will be Melo extremely soon I promise you

    This is exactly what we are witnessing, a change in Melo's game that will ultimately make him a better player and he will still be our crunch time man and scoring machine when the time is called for

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    Originally Posted by BachaCho
    Why are so many people hating on Melo? Yeah he hasnt been scoring beastly lately, but he is changing his game up for the better of the team and is learning how to become more of a facilitator like Lebron... Lebron adapted when he came to the Heat and now Lebron can dish out over 5 assist per game easily and score over 20 easily... that will be Melo extremely soon I promise you

    This is exactly what we are witnessing, a change in Melo's game that will ultimately make him a better player and he will still be our crunch time man and scoring machine when the time is called for
    No I don't think Melo is ever going to be like Lebron who's basically a point forward, Melo is a scorer and he should stick to it but in the flow of the offense and in crunch time.

    When Lin has the ball and BD when he gets healthy Melo should be focus on getting positioning like Kobe does this when he doesn't have the ball. He should focus on getting good positioning in his sweet spots, playing in the post, and bail out shots at the end of the shot clock or when the team can't buy a basket.

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    Originally Posted by c0leworld
    The Knicks are playing amazingly now with our new found point guard. I know Wizards defense sucks, but Jeremy Lin is looking like the real deal now. We look like a different team completely and I think we have the roster to do well in the playoffs. Maybe an addition of JR smith would be good, whatever.

    So I think Stoudemire will be fine now with Lin giving him the ball and him and Chandler will find a way to fit in.


    The real question is, how do we fit Melo in? We've been playing amazingly with a lot of ball movement, but Melo likes to iso. I'm trying to think how we can keep up what we have now with the addition of Melo when he returns. Should Melo be the go to guy when we need a score? Should we let Melo keep jacking his shots cause they usually go in? What do you guys think?
    Melo played better with Chauncey Billups so I don't see Melo being worse with Lin.

    If anything Melo will be even better with someone else ball handling. Melo can post up, camp out at 3 point land to free up space for the big men, cut to the hoop and slam it down(with Lin getting the assist of course), etc.

    Melo will be fine and Lin will onyl get more assists.

    Having Melo iso a couple times a game is not a problem since attention will not be focused so much on him now. Lin WILL draw attention wether on the ball or off of it.

    Melo is a an iso master, he just gets in trouble when he does it every possession and we have no other play from no PG making plays.

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    It sounds elementary, but Melo work as well as STAT with Lin.

    Lin has proven he can feed players; STAT will work wonders, especially since opponents have to worry about Chandler as well. 'Melo can also catch-and-shoot, or more likely, catch-and-cut.

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