People like to say Melo gets robbed of calls...but he actually gets a lot of favorable calls his way. The thing is, he BLATANTLY barrels into his defender and initiates all the contact. All the elbow swinging and yelling in the world won't change that. He does what LeBron is accused of ten times more frequently, and especially with the rule of verticality on defense being emphasized, the refs won't give him fouls. He just doesn't know how to draw fouls.
Meanwhile, he gets protected himself from committing fouls more than anyone else. On defense, he blatantly slaps, pulls, and shoves players...no call. For rebounds, he blatantly commits a ton of loose ball fouls and over the backs...no call. He finally got called for his fouls today, and the result was he sat on the bench with foul trouble. That could literally happen to him every game.
It's really tiring to hear about how Melo is constantly robbed, when the defense is just playing him well, and when he never gets called for fouls he commits.