I'm pretty certain he will prove you wrong eventually. At the moment he's beyond dreadfull though.
Knicks fans really are the most fickle fans in professional sports. I hope you're not over the age of 13 bro.
I hope Melo proves me DEAD wrong, I really do.
I support Melo, thats my dirty secret.
Its just hard because I really want him to co-exist with Amare and it seems hopeless.
Do we keep Amare and Melo together?
Trade for Steve Nash?
Melo was **** today vs the mavs, even though im a big fan of his im not going to stick up for it and make an excuse for him, Melo just does not look like he's having fun out there, i think he is somewhat butt hurt he's not the "big thing in the big apple anymore" i dont know if anyone noticed but Melo has the same FG% as Bill walker lol.
Melo needs to
1- start playing more consistent
2- Not worry about passing every single play, your the star on this team dont think you have to Pass every time. when you have the mismatch, you take advantage. Melo thrives off iso, ok continue to do it dont change your game to the point where you feel uncomfortable, just dont iso EVERY time you get the ball let the game come to you.
We need to utilize Melo, the same way the Celtics Utilize Pierce IMO
Last edited by NYk_Reloaded718; Mar 06, 2012 at 23:00.
The Knicks must and I mean MUST make this trade if there is any validity to the rumor. MELO and Chandler for Howard and Hedo Turkoglu! I'm not happy with Hedo's contract but he is fundamentally sound and can be a GREAT 6th man type player. Howard and STAT at the 5/4 would give the Knicks an NBA elite front court!
I know this next scenario will be an unpopular one but I would trade Lin while his value is high, I would contact Portland and see if we can get Felton back on this team. Lin is a turnover machine and while there is a chance he could refine his game, it's still the great unknown and Felton proved that when he QB'd this team, he was rock solid! I know the numbers need to be worked out but I would explore it. Even if that trade is never explored, you would still have this:
Fields (Yes move Fields to the 3) You will see his game elevate with a move to the 3 spot
Lin (hopefully cutting down turnovers)
Now that is a starting 5 that can ball with the best of them! JR Smith, Davis, Turkoglu, Harrellson, Jeffries and Novack off the bench.... Still a nice bench
Hedo isn't just fundamentally sound.....he would be our starting SF, I hope. And with his versatility (and lack of ego) our rotation would grow even stronger with Fields getting quality minutes backing up the 3, and JR too.
That **** is boss. The range and passing of Hedo alone would be worth its weight in gold on that team..
Next step: trading Amare for Gallinari and Mozgov,
I don't see us trading for Howard, though; since he doesn't seem keen on playing here and signing. It would be a risk akin to the Deron situation in NJ -- but exponentially more deadly.
@iSaYughh and @hometheaterguy
So neither one of you is interested in seeing what this team could look like with a different coach? You think all because Antoni can't get it right, nobody can?
Glad you guys aren't working for the Knicks.
Pringles is the major source of our problems
This is why I say trade Melo. Making things up, spouting nonsense, not looking at things logically....smh. It's a tragedy NY fans treat players such a way. Just trade him so he doesn't have to put up with this & we can hope & pray Lin and the rag-tag bunch of misfits with up & down Amar'e can get us further than the first round.
The only other scenario I would entertain is Melo to Atlanta for Josh Smith and Williams or just Smith and 2 #1 draft picks... I would Start STAT at the 5 and Smith at the 4... Again, very athletic front court, 5/4 that can score and you would have a nice 3 man rotation with Chandler that would allow all 3 guys to play fewer minutes, thus letting their bodies heal and rest up for the post season.
The Howard scenario is the best one but the Josh Smith scenario is an excellent second option (if Atlanta is game).
Keeping this thread a fun thread, enjoy everyone.