Originally Posted by skisloper
Do you not realize the consequence of Melo/JR Iso Ball....

. We are so predictable.
We do not wear the defense down.
. Melo/JR put so much energy into scoring we lose their best effort on defense....remember these are 40 and 36 minute players.....we need them 100% on the defensive end.

There is no doubt at the end of the game you want the Ball in Melo's hand BUT only if we have spent the first 3 quarters wearing down the defense and wearing down Melo with all this ISO ball.......

When you look back at a few games this season Melo was just unbelievable.............Look back on the boards and you would hear " Melo was a Beast on the boards " and " If Melo plays Defense like that he is the MVP " this is stuff Melo needs to do every night....
Now the question for you guys is why does Melo not do it ????? Or JR ???

My answer is that when you spend too much time of each shot clock playing ISO ball it wears down 1 defender only and at the same time totally wear down the ISO Player. You have seen time and time again Melo and JR not sprinting back and you need to say either they do not care or they are just wiped.....has to be something....

Last night Noah sprinted back on every possession.....Is it too much to ask Melo and JR to do the same ?
Last night you saw Nate breakdown an exhausted Miami team at the end.....Do you think they got exhausted by the Bulls playing ISO ? or better they were exhausted from the bulls ball movement and tough defense...

**** Big Chief .......look at the Bulls scorers.......please do not tell me Melo has nobody to pass too.....This is the NBA ...find an open man for an easy shot.............*********

I 100% want the ball in Melos hands at the end....after we have played 3 quarters of moving the ball and wearing down our opponent both on the offensive end with ball movement and on the defensive end with pure hustle and never allowing an open shot......

Its so simple.........Dont be so sensitive Melo......I at least agree he is a super ball player........

Could anyone imagine Melo or JR playing in Chicago under Their coach...........
I get you dude but what about the defense, rebounding and effort

ball movement doesn't fix those things so what will