lin is actually pretty honest with the media. he said: "I think he's (melo) doing a great job of drawing two and kicking and scoring when he needs to score, running the lane.."
what was i saying about melo needing to get better at making the quick decisions this offense requires earlier today?
he made some better ones tnite, but i think there's still room for improvement.
I for one loved the way he played tonight
Great win for the Knicks. Hopefully they bring this energy tomorrow.
seriously on this team w all of the talent we have, melo needs to become more of an uber efficient, solid defending, excellent decision making, system player who elevates his game only when needed. knowing when to do that is kind of an art. paul pierce and kobe have it down pat.
anyway Melo has to be Melo he cant be Fields, he has to look to score, rebound and defend but when the games on the line or 5 minutes left in the 4th tied game vs Chicago/Miami Melo has to be "THE GUY" like I said I love the way Lin is playing and Melo has been asked to do too much this year with not help but once he regains form and finds his rhythm he is our guy in the 4th no one else
thats the thing about this Lin ****, he's been doing it for 2 weeks Melo has been doing it his whole career
Few quick hits here... loved the win for starters, combined with celts and sixers losses, hell yeah. Agree with most posts, hate to be the guy to jump in late and argue, don't mean it as argument, just my thoughts to share...
CA7- I think he's a great poster, but he's a serious homer for Melo, we all now it, that said, sorry guys, I agree with him completely here that while Lin is great and will take us to a new level, Melo is our primary scorer and should see the ball more than just being a catch and shoot wing player.
Rono- Based on what that you have seen does Jerome Jordan suck balls? He did not suck in Serbia, they liked him alot, wanna say he was going for 15-7 in like 22 minutes or something, and they are notorious for bringing young bigs along slowly. No one here thinks he's the next Jeremy Lin, but I think he's worth more looks, I think he could be valuable, he has finished well at rim, been able to block a shot here and there, he could be a solid 8-12 minute big off the bench in some situations, Tyson is getting big minutes compared to what he normally got, and we need him to last a few years here!
Positive notes, we beat a team ahead of us, there is plenty of reason for optimism, and our bench has unreal potential with Novak, JR, Baron, Shump, Jorts, Jeffries, we could be very very tough by April
great win tonight. Glad we played like 10 guys and the score helped us rest. Tomorrow we make a statement to the HEAT with at the very least, a close game. Knicks 99 Heat 95
the thing about fitting in is
when you're in school and you try to fit in you look stupid, so essentially why not let STAT be themselves, Melo has been a great NBA player his entire career, no way 7 or 8 games without him defines how great of player he is, its the New York media blowing everything out of proportion, let our team grow and after 7/8 games together then we see how things are looking I guarantee if Lin starts having games of 4pts, 5ast and 10to's and we're losing people will say its Melo's fault and STAT's fault
So if we're going to be negative towards our 2 best players then they'll continue to play negative
n trust me the kobes, jordan and pierce's figured out how to play within the flow, get there teammates involved for most of the game n dominate when it mattered most.
common man i ve been watching the game too long. i know what winning looks like. we CANNOT win ****e w melo dominating the basketball like we've seen him do. no chance.