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    If Melo is willing to move without the ball and move the ball, then he will fit in just fine with this new, improved and exciting brand of basketball the Knicks are playing. The are playing energized and passionate on both sides of the ball. He needs to be willing to bring the effort on D as well. I personally do not think he's capable. Amare is going to be fine. He will run the pick and roll, get his touches and dunks on offense and this will translate to the type of defense we became accustomed to him playing last year.

    Look at what the Knicks did last night. Look at our starters compared to the Lakers. On paper, we should have been crushed. The difference was the energy and the team play. The team defense and rebounding was outstanding. The ball was moving quickly and crisply on offense. Guys were playing unselfish and aggressively. It was one of the best games overall I have seen the knicks play in years. I know Kobe had 34 but the defense by Landry Fields was some of the best I have ever seen one-on-one against Kobe. Every shot was contested and he was all over him like glue. This guy is such a key player for us because of his impact on both offense and defense. I only hope once Melo comes back that he is able to continue to play like this. He's very athletic and makes plays on offense when the ball is moving and his skills of moving without the ball and passing can be utilized most effectively. I'm just concerned Melo will create a problem here. I'm interested to see how Melo fits in this system. If he is able to play team ball, we will be very good. But, if he goes right back to dominating the ball and playing uninspired defense, I think we need to seriously considering trading him. It is clear that the Knicks were much better before the trade for him than after and just look at the results Denver has gotten without him. Maybe there is a trend? So, lets see what happens but maybe the Melo man just is not the guy for us.

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    Carmelo will look for his spots, here & there, but he understands... He's played with Billups. He'll get his.

    The offense will flow through Lin. He'll be the Nash D'atnoni has sought since leaving PHO. Constant motion, keep the driblle, run pick-&-roll w/ Amar'e as the first plan of attack. As you roll a bunch of things open up... React to defense.

    1- Hit jumper if defense goes under screen.
    2- Hit STAT cutting if they double team.
    3- Penetrate and look to kick out for 3 or alley opp to TC if defense goes over screen.


    When all else fails... ALA BOS with Rondo running show until PP is needed... When all else fails, then kick it to Carmelo to goes ISO when there's under 8 on the shot clock.

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again.

    If we get the Melo that led Denver to the conference finals and almost beat a more talented Lakers team, then we set. He knew when to look for his own shot and when to get his teammates involved. Imo that year he was a top 5 NBA player. That was the year that really propelled his popularity and the comparisons between him and Lebron/Wade/Kobe really started.

    If we get iso-Melo then we're screwed.

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    Melo wants to move the ball, before Lin he led the team in assist. There was just a couple of problems with that, he is not a point guard and the team was not scoring the ball. In the beginning of the season STAT needed more time to find his game and everyone was shooting bricks (cough Douglas). Not only was the team in a shooting slump they were turning over the ball constantly.

    The team will play through Lin when Melo comes back, and Melo will strengthen the team cutting to the hoop, shooting, posting up, and drawing attention leaving others open. Lin will make Melo better and Melo will make Lin better. The team will play through each other and finally become a team we long wanted to root for.

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    Originally Posted by knickzrulezH20
    I've said it before and I'll say it again.

    If we get the Melo that led Denver to the conference finals and almost beat a more talented Lakers team, then we set. He knew when to look for his own shot and when to get his teammates involved. Imo that year he was a top 5 NBA player. That was the year that really propelled his popularity and the comparisons between him and Lebron/Wade/Kobe really started.

    If we get iso-Melo then we're screwed.
    LOL, if Chauncey was reading this he'd be laughing his ass off. Carmelo didn't lead anyone anywhere and didn't know anything, it was Billups who knew how to make use of Anthony's strengths and how to make Denver look like a team, no Chauncey = getting kicked out of the playoffs in the first round, ask Nuggets fans or Karl.
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    Not his offense will kill us, but maybe his low intensity defense and lack of hustle on the defensive end.

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    Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony can coexist.

    Both need the ball, and there has been speculation that Anthony, who is out with a strained right groin, will return to dominating the offense when he's back. But D'Antoni believes Lin, Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire, who is in Florida for his brother's funeral, will make the Knicks a potent pick-and-roll team.

    "It's like when we had Chauncey [Billups],'' D'Antoni said. "Chauncey had the ball in his hands a lot. Melo has it a lot. Melo is one of the best pick-and-roll guys; hopefully now we have two of the best. I only see it helping. I don't see it as a problem. There will be some adjustments on both people's parts.

    "I see it as a big, big plus. I see it when Amar'e comes back, there's another pick-and-roll guy, maybe the best in the game. I see that as a big plus . . . I can't wait to get those guys back."

    Stoudemire will rejoin the Knicks on Monday. Anthony will be re-evaluated Sunday. He could return next week.

    Chandler disappointed Tyson Chandler said he was "a little disappointed" about not making the Eastern Conference All-Star team and feels a little underappreciated "at times like this." The coaches pick the reserves. Chandler was averaging 12.0 points and 9.9 rebounds and was shooting 69.7 percent from the field before Friday night's game against the Lakers, but the Knicks' record likely hurt him.

    Said Chandler, "I knew they were going to have to take someone from the top teams."
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    Originally Posted by KnicksWillRiseAgain
    Shut up. Bill Walker hs been taking just as many shots Melo does these last 3 games and its not costing us anything! lol and Mike probably is doing that on purpose so Lin gets ajusted to Melo without him being there.

    Don't believe the Jon Barry, Frank Isola, Berman, Barkley, media bull. They're just haters.
    Melo will be fine, he has to play like Paul Peirce.

    And when Lin comes out, then Melo will have his time to dominate with the ball.

    Melo did play with Chauncey so it's not like he doesn't know what it is like to play with a PG!

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    he's def aware of the situation lol

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    Originally Posted by amazinz5
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    he's def aware of the situation lol
    Ok, no more excuses then.
    The same goes for Stoudemire.

    If we go 0.500 or less over the next 6-7 games, you know who's fault it is......

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    Originally Posted by Sprewell-Houston
    Not his offense will kill us, but maybe his low intensity defense and lack of hustle on the defensive end.
    Idk, he seems to have put much more effort in defense and rebounding this season then he ever has before imo. Hes still not great at it or anything, but he is better than bill walker...

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    Originally Posted by serendipity10
    Melo wants to move the ball, before Lin he led the team in assist. There was just a couple of problems with that, he is not a point guard and the team was not scoring the ball. In the beginning of the season STAT needed more time to find his game and everyone was shooting bricks (cough Douglas). Not only was the team in a shooting slump they were turning over the ball constantly.

    The team will play through Lin when Melo comes back, and Melo will strengthen the team cutting to the hoop, shooting, posting up, and drawing attention leaving others open. Lin will make Melo better and Melo will make Lin better. The team will play through each other and finally become a team we long wanted to root for.

    All key points anyone who plays the game understands this. +1

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    Originally Posted by Sprewell-Houston
    Ok, no more excuses then.
    The same goes for Stoudemire.

    If we go 0.500 or less over the next 6-7 games, you know whose fault it is......
    Whose?

    And 6-7 games is a bit stiff. I'll be judging hardest throughout road games. Let them have at least 5 away before you nail anyone to the cross.

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    Melo will do even better... he was the one who kept telling D'antoni to put Lin in
    ...cant wait til we get everybody back... includin harrelson... and maybe Bdiddy down the road

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