even if melo is this overrated scrub haters try to make him out to be, at the very least he can be the offense when lin sits, which can shut up the 'secretariat' guys. as far as stopping the ball and lins momentum, i saw i believe against the nets, melo brought it up and a few steps past half court he saw two defenders coming at him so he moved toward them and got it to lin who drove for a layup. he at least recognizes he cant do it himself every time when he's doubled. i dont think novak can play at the same time as melo, definitely not novak-melo-stat, so melo can be the guy camped on the arc to open the lane a little for lin. from there we know he can hit the three, he can use a pump fake to get closer and use any of his myriad of midrange attacks, and we've also seen him trying to get other people involved, maybe he draws fields' defender and gets him an easy two, or an alley oop to tyson. im not saying hes gonna distribute like lebron but melo can play as a part of this offense and has shown that he's willing to give up some shots if it means better attempts for his teammates.