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    I think blame being placed on Melo for stagating our offense or being a ballhog are completely unfair.

    1. He was asked to play point-forward, and was clearly uncomfortable with the responsibility of running the offense. If it seemed like he had the ball in his hands too much, it was because he was asked to. But when Melo has the ball in his hands he's used to receiving it and then finishing. If he always has the ball in his hands, he's always going to do what he's used to doing. Seems like simple logic more than selfishness.

    2. He often wasn't getting enough support from the bench or even other starters and I think he felt undue pressure to shoulder the burden himself. No one can argue with the fact that Melo is the main man in NY. The fundamental change in this team during the Linsanity run without Melo and Amar'e is that the supporting players proved that they had what it took. Now someone like Melo can come back and move the ball around with full confidence that their teammates can do something productive with it. Let's be honest, if you were Melo and you saw that you could pass it to Douglas or Fields (pre-Lin), would you be jumping at the chance to give the ball to those black holes?

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    Originally Posted by Sons of Thunder
    I think blame being placed on Melo for stagating our offense or being a ballhog are completely unfair.

    1. He was asked to play point-forward, and was clearly uncomfortable with the responsibility of running the offense. If it seemed like he had the ball in his hands too much, it was because he was asked to. But when Melo has the ball in his hands he's used to receiving it and then finishing. If he always has the ball in his hands, he's always going to do what he's used to doing. Seems like simple logic more than selfishness.

    2. He often wasn't getting enough support from the bench or even other starters and I think he felt undue pressure to shoulder the burden himself. No one can argue with the fact that Melo is the main man in NY. The fundamental change in this team during the Linsanity run without Melo and Amar'e is that the supporting players proved that they had what it took. Now someone like Melo can come back and move the ball around with full confidence that their teammates can do something productive with it. Let's be honest, if you were Melo and you saw that you could pass it to Douglas or Fields (pre-Lin), would you be jumping at the chance to give the ball to those black holes?
    ^This, This and more this

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    Originally Posted by CA7
    if its a team sport then why does everyone only talk about Lin and not Chandler, Jeffries, Novak and Shumpert all the guys who had parts in that winning streak
    They are indirectly addressed when the media talks about Lin's high number of assists. Who do you think Lin is passing to? Actions speak louder than words. Lin doesn't put up sick points himself. He's averaging about 21 pts per game. He does his part while getting others involved. I will take that kind of player over some selfish ******* that can easily put up 40+ points as an individual (Rose, Bryant, Westbrook, etc.).

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    Originally Posted by LA KNICKS GUY
    They are indirectly addressed when the media talks about Lin's high number of assists. Who do you think Lin is passing to? Actions speak louder than words. Lin doesn't put up sick points himself. He's averaging about 21 pts per game. He does his part while getting others involved. I will take that kind of player over some selfish ******* that can easily put up 40+ points as an individual (Rose, Bryant, Westbrook, etc.).
    in no way shape or form is Lin in their category Melo is on top of that Melo has the teams best defender on him every night, Lin doesn't

    wait why am I doing this

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    I get the feeling a lot of the time Melo had the fans on his mind every time he got the ball and that's why he passed a lot. He knew that he needed to move the ball, but I have a feeling the fans think he should never hold on to the ball more than three seconds. Before Linsanity began there was a couple or so games where I understood it, but he wasn't wrong, he had to adjust, and plus it's not like the other players were helping much on offense.

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    Our offense works well when everyone is getting to the basket and creating space as a result of it.

    Well gee...what player whose name rhymes with Barbello Banthony happens to be one of the best players in the entire league at getting to the lane and creating space for other places?

    Oh snap.

    Also don't look now but we've quietly assembled a pretty awesome bench. As Baron plays more, the second unit is going to be quite awesome.

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    Oops meant to post here...

    Our offense is predicated on movement and creating mismatches with early transitions before the defense can settle. It works well at times, but we suffer big time when teams slow down the ball. Pick and rolls work well, but the guys away from the play need to learn how to move as well. Lot of our players still look a bit lost, but we're getting there.

    Melo should not be ISO unless its against a mismatch. He needs to post up vs. mismatches a lot more like how Lebon bon has learned to. Guy is unstoppable in the post without a double team and Melo is a good enough to find someone open or score. Some off ball screens positioning Melo in the post would work wonders.

    Last thing any of us want is Melo dribbling out the clock past the three point line. Almost wish they would Josh Smith him and forbid him from taking threes for a few games just to see what happens.

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    #TeamMELO all day everyday.. He's gonna be the main piece to the puzzle. The team's chances for a championship relies on his play.

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    Does #TeamMelo support Amar'e Stoudemire and the season he's having?

    No one wants Melo to fail. He's a Knick; regardless of the manner in which he became one.

    The better he plays, the better the orange and blue blood courses through our veins.

    If he plays poorly or omits a demeanor that I don't think is benefiting of his income though, I'll bash on him as he deserves. He can thank Jeremy Lin for the team being better, and when it's his turn to shine, he'll have to earn the adoration that superstars garner.

    Here's to a stellar rest of the season for Carmelo!

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    Metro enters thread and ****s on it without saying a word.
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    Tonight when LeBron and Wade shut down Lin and start putting double teams on him, and Amare is getting dunked on and outran by Bosh, ALL of you people who say "We don't need him here" will be thanking GOD we have the man here. Because he is STILL the best scorer in the world, the most unstoppable offensive machine in the world, and when he plays LeBron he makes him his own personal bitch. You will all be saying or thinking "Thank God we have Carmelo Anthony'.

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    Originally Posted by Crazy⑧s
    Does #TeamMelo support Amar'e Stoudemire and the season he's having?

    No one wants Melo to fail. He's a Knick; regardless of the manner in which he became one.

    The better he plays, the better the orange and blue blood courses through our veins.

    If he plays poorly or omits a demeanor that I don't think is benefiting of his income though, I'll bash on him as he deserves. He can thank Jeremy Lin for the team being better, and when it's his turn to shine, he'll have to earn the adoration that superstars garner.

    Here's to a stellar rest of the season for Carmelo!
    Exactly. I couldn't care less who scores 25 and who scores 10 all that matters is we win. If Melo scores 10 points and plays team basketball and we win the game then why should anyone be mad about that? Or mad at him for only scoring 10 points?

    Melo is a great offensive player and he's not gonna stop having the ability to break out for 30pts just from playing some team ball.

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    Originally Posted by KnicksWillRiseAgain
    Tonight when LeBron and Wade shut down Lin and start putting double teams on him, and Amare is getting dunked on and outran by Bosh, ALL of you people who say "We don't need him here" will be thanking GOD we have the man here. Because he is STILL the best scorer in the world, the most unstoppable offensive machine in the world, and when he plays LeBron he makes him his own personal bitch. You will all be saying or thinking "Thank God we have Carmelo Anthony'.
    It's like you want Lin and Amare to fail so your man Melo can step up and prove himself

    No. All of our players are gonna need to play well tonight to beat the heat.

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    Originally Posted by smokes
    It's like you want Lin and Amare to fail so your man Melo can step up and prove himself

    No. All of our players are gonna need to play well tonight to beat the heat.
    No I don't want them to fail, but there is a chance they will. and if they do you'll all see what my man Melo can do, im just sayin lol

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