^I.E. you envision CP3 lol
I think ultimately for Melo to have major success as a primary option, he needs to be paired with a top 10 pg with great decision making ability. Part of the issue is no one on this team will deny Melo a shot even if it isn't the right play at that moment. We need a pg that will take full control and make those decisions based on the temperature of the game. This is not a knock on Felton. I actually like him but if Melo is going to be at his best, he needs to be teamed with a PG who isn't afraid to run the team and sometimes deny Melo in the best interest of the team.
I can envision a PG waiving off Melo in favor of running a PnR with TC based on a particular matchup or because he sees the help defender isn't closing out well. I can also envision a PG choosing to exploit Shump's corner shooting ability and not allowing him to cool down when he's got it going. I can also envision a PG makinig sure Melo gets the ball in his sweet spots when its crunch time.
I would rather see Shumpert, Felton, Prig, Copeland, Kidd, JR , TC if they are open........
The point is simple IF AND IF we move the Ball that will create open looks...
Melo does not need to get the ball and Hold it and then post up.......Ball Movement.......why is that such a tough concept to understand.....Look at Game 6 against the Celtics when we moved the Ball.....
Melo does play this way sometimes and when he does he looks as good as NBA player...when he doesnt its simple Joe Johnson and we will not win that way.....
Melo is a beast on the boards sometimes but when he is doing ISO and taking jump shots hes not getting those boards,,,,,,,,
Let me ask you this......If you were coaching melo....what would u tell him ...
a. Play ISO
B move the ball
In the end we want melo shooting but not 1 on 1 play for 22 seconds.
Dude you just dont get it.
How was Melo's surroundings in Denver ?
We all agree Melo is a great scorer.........
is he a Great Defender ? is the answer no because he is not capable OR no because some games he just doesnt put all the effort in ???
U BTW are 100% right,,,,in ISO play I want Melo...
Melo and any team he is on will NEVER win with ISO play......I wish you could see that...
are u watching the Heat game ...Lebron is mic'ed up....First words.....: just keep the ball moving keep it moving "
safe bet Melo have never uttered those words.
Also, Lebron's record in Cleveland was amazing. WTF is this CHIEF talking about?
Lebron lead ragtag groups to the best record in the NBA, to the NBA finals, etc etc...and he did it against beastly opposition.
It's just foolish to debate this. Why make NYK's franchise player look bad by feebly comparing him to Lebron.
Inferiority Complex 101, imo
Lets see iso plays for Lebron; 12 of Miami's 4th quarter points, told you so iso in the hands of your best player
Now you see what happens when your best player stops shooting down the stretch in favor of "ball movement" crybaby loses