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    Default Melo needs the ball more...and iso.

    Am I the only one seeing this? I know he's coming back from injury recently so he's still coming back to form, but I feel the moving the ball should stop to a certain point. I'm tired of Melo holding the ball more than one second and Knicks fans at the Garden groan. It's like they they would rather him score 0 points, yet Lin can drive to the basket wildly for his own shot several times a game. Melo's iso game makes things scary for defenders. When he gets on a streak that opens up things for his teammates. This doesn't mean ball movement has to stop, but unless we're ON, we need to use our elite scorer to create double teams.

    Melo has shown he can score by cutting and all that, but we need a guy to make the other team go "oh ****!", which Melo can do.

    Melo tried to do what the fans have wanted him to do, then tried to do his style previously, let the man find his way into the flow of the team, don't groan at him, it might be getting into his head. He cares. He needs to go into Kobe mode and not give a f***. We're likely gonna need Melo scoring in bunches, iso or not.
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    Yes, Melo should get the ball more.

    No, Melo should not go back to his iso days.

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    he needs to take over.

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    Carmelo should be allowed to get some isolation plays every game, what we saw at beginning of the season was just ballhogging, but now that we have two decent point guards who can run the show and Carmelo isn't supposed to play the point forward anymore he should be getting some isolation stuff. It'd add some variety to our games, our P&R plays become too predictable, playing isolation once or twice would bemuse the defense as well.

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    Originally Posted by Dzwonsson
    Carmelo should be allowed to get some isolation plays every game, what we saw at beginning of the season was just ballhogging, but now that we have two decent point guards who can run the show and Carmelo isn't supposed to play the point forward anymore he should be getting some isolation stuff. It'd add some variety to our games, our P&R plays become too predictable, playing isolation once or twice would bemuse the defense as well.
    +1 couldnt be more true

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    Originally Posted by Dzwonsson
    Carmelo should be allowed to get some isolation plays every game, what we saw at beginning of the season was just ballhogging, but now that we have two decent point guards who can run the show and Carmelo isn't supposed to play the point forward anymore he should be getting some isolation stuff. It'd add some variety to our games, our P&R plays become too predictable, playing isolation once or twice would bemuse the defense as well.
    +1 this is the first post of yours Ive seen that was positive.
    Hell im even gonna rep you for it!
    This couldnt be any more right!

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    Stat needs the ball more, Melo needs the ball more, I need the ball more to throw in the faces of some of you idiotic posters/lurkers in the Game thread. It's like Jungle in their when were losing.

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    Well he got the ball yesterday in overtime; lost us the game. Got the ball against the nuggets; lost us the game. Hasn't won us a game thus far (minus the first game of the season), so giving him the ball more may not be too good an idea. He is bricking away this year. He needs to assess his game on a day to day basis. When he's on a roll, he should shoot, when he's missed a few good shots, he needs to limit his shots otherwise our very good and consistent role players will not be utilised. 8-21 is a disgusting % for a 'star' player to have. This % is also more or less his average for the season.

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    Originally Posted by BananaSauce
    he needs to take over.
    You mean going 1 on 5? No, thank you.

    Melo is the most lethal scorer on this team but he can't do it without help. I like how he moved today without the ball. We're going to be ok. This team will become better down the road.

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    I agree the Knicks should run a few more iso's with Melo to switch it up and get easy points

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    Your lucky your a mod or they'd have you banned for that one

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