Weren't there reports saying D'Antoni told Lin not to pass it to Melo?
Like the days before he "resigned"
especially after he tried trading Melo for D.Will?
Lin has Melo/STAT/JR/Novak/Shumpert and still manages to shoot in the top 3 on our team, he shoots the same amount of times as STAT sometimes, also Lin misses Melo a lot, looks him off in favor of Fields/Novak/Chandler and usually only passes it to him when there is no one else available
I'd rather have Shumpert as the Point Guard and have him and Melo work like Westbrook and Durant to be honest
Just a little thought here:
If Lin shoots less, he will be considered less intimidating to defenders.
If the defenders also consider it's dangerous to let Lin shoot freely, then Lin will draw more attention and eventually produce more open shots for teammates.
So in my opinion, Lin needs to shoot from time to time to make his passes more valuable.
like JVG says "dont accept in victory what we would frown upon in defeat"
Lin is still learning though I just hope when he comes back, the media and his following dont force him to get back to what he was, I just want him to set up the O, make plays when need be, hit open shots and play D......and keep TO's down
also thats what happened with D'Antoni he let the media get what they want, Woodson is not havin that **** which is why he put out that Lin fire, its not healthy for overall team success, guys like Shumpert/Novak/Jeffries were a part of "Linsanity" too but over shadowed by the media anointing him the next Steve Nash
At the end of the game, both players are clutch...... This could be a nightmare for opposing defenses....... Not to mention easy off. rebounds if one of them happens to misfire.................
i think the biggest difference about melo is at the defensive end .....heck from all the guys ....alot more effort .....great to see!!!..... something NY basketball has always been about