I'd like to address a couple of issues:
- Amare played great, could make more of an impact defensively, but defense has always been an issue and nobody really believes that will ever change. 55% shooting, 26 points and 7 boards. Probably his best game this season. But it's much too early to say whether he's back.
- Carmelo played garbage, probably a night off. He looked completely lost, sometimes he was invisible and it seemed we play 4 against 5. Hopefully he'll be doing better tonight. 17% shooting is unacceptable. I appreciate his effort at boards though.
- Lin has to understand if his shot isn't falling he has to stop chucking, there is too much of green light policy within this team. Baron wasn't nothing better though.
- JR looked complety out of control (again), dude didn't have any good game since his debut (also against the Mavs).
We're 2-4 since Carmelo's back, I still think it's not up to him, but up to coach, but guy needs to get his game back (together with Amare), we can't rely on Novak's shooting and Lin's comebacks.
You seem more like an enamored lover then a fan........
You never have to argue the point that Melo is an unbelievable offensive player.....I agree 100%.
He is missing easy jump shots...............At this point it seems like a mental collapse......The nuggets have not suffered by losing him so dont get too carried away with Melo....
Nothing would make us happier to see him explode as he did in the game opener versus the celtics....
to me he seems lethargic on the court.....seems very pissy.....
Lets hope tonight is better.......
I do believe Melo can fit in I just feel like he isnt buying in because he isnt taking his 20 30 shots per game... STAT looked great, his dunks, rebounds
Carmelo looks completely uninterested on the court and I'm asking myself: why is that so? Is he playing through injuries? Off the court issues? Lack of media attention? He had only 6 games with above 50% shooting, for example heavily criticized Amare scored above .500 in 11 games. Carmelo's per 36 numbers are horrible as for a player who used to be a TOP 5 small forward. Moreover, he has arguably the worst season in his entire career. I'm not going to say: "trade him!", but something has to be done and quickly, before he hurts this team more than helps.
Last night was a perfect example. When Knicks finally went ahead in the 4th quarter, Dirk rose up and closed the game out for the Mavs. Meanwhile, our superstar scored 6 points missing wideopen looks. This is not the Melo we know. This is not the Melo who made a name for himself by being a great offensive player. WTH is going on?
Coach was a weak NBA PG, he is trying to relive his gory days through his former position. He knows little about winning in the NBA. The wins he was credited (as a coach) came solely off the talent and hard work of the players. His system is not the actual reason for the wins. He has at his disposal tremendous talent and uses them inconsistantly. This can easily be seen when watching the way this team is coached. The more he refuses to adapt to what he actually has... the more embarrassment and exposure he'll face...and rightfully so. We have a great team...everyone in the league knows this. There are no more logical excuses for him to use...blaming his premier players for not fitting in to a flawed system is an indication of denail, and it also exposes his coaching ability when dealing with adversity.
Jeremy is a HUGE target. Have you guys seen this?