This is what I don't understand.
Some of you guys are so defensive you don't even really process what some of us are saying.
Some of us ARENT purely blaming melo, just because we're criticizing doesn't mean we HATE him or think he's **** or ANYTHING like that.
I personally want to see melo develop, I criticize because I believe he can do better. Ya'll so defensive that once someone says something negative ya'll going ape****.
I'm not going to sit here and say melo didn't have something to do with why we lost so damn bad because he does. Doesn't mean its ALL his fault.
I think its time to stop making excuses about who's injured and who's not, about coaches and teammates and etc. I want to see him LEAD, and that's yet to happen. Am I dissapointed in him? **** yea, do I HATE him? Hell no.
So don't tell me I can't be dissapointed in player. You've all been dissapointed in your friend/family someone before haven't you all?
Knicks are in the same situation. Isolations work well in regular season, but in the playoffs, iso's could easily be defended. adjusted, and defeated.
They have threee great players in Faried, McGee and Lawson.
And back then iso was the main course of the offensive meals for many teams. Now scouting reports and statistics are far advanced, well-kept and easily retrievable by computers. No matter what kind of set of offense you have, scouts and statistics will be able expose its weakest points or low %. Keep away from high % and you will have better chances of beating them.
You cant do that in the regular season because teams have to change their plans 82 times in a season; you will only confuse the coaches and players.
Nothing holds more true to this than last year playoffs. Heat lost 0-3 regular season, but during playoff meeting, Bulls lost 1-4. All credit goes to the coaching and scouts of Heat and especially to Spoelstra. I hate the Heat just as much but he is one helluva coach!
Never in my post, I placed any blame of Melo for this series. IMO It's the coaching and scouting stuff and we got embassed like this. Heat a better team came well prepared. Knicks arent a better team but came toatlly unprepared.
There is nothing wrong by admitting and apologizing to Knicks fans that he was dissappointed at himself for not playing up to everyone expectation. Or admitting he wasnt in his best physical shape due to lack of off-season workout.
The problems he had with George Karl, D'Antoni and his selfishness are only symptoms of his flaw character. He can never become a leader with this kind of character flaws.
With this kind of behavior on the court, no teammates (except JR) will follow his lead and a good explanation for the poor performance by other Knicks.Column conscience Ricky St. Jean counted numerous times “Melo barely got over halfcourt, mostly to the 3-point line, where he does an abrupt about-face and heads back down to do what he does … SHOOT.”
If he can conquer his own demon from within, work hard during off season, transforms himself into Paul Pierce of Knicks, he can easily become one the most beloved Knicks. If he doesnt, the media and fans are ready to bash as soon as he has a poor performance.