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    Default Ruh Roh - Melo Concerned Knicks Won't Add Another Scorer?

    Seems like maybe Boeheim stirred up some trouble for us with his recent comments. Here's the link:

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    Take this with a grain of salt since it is coming from the NY Post, but we may start seeing soon that we are at risk of being held ransom by our star player in much the same way Lebron and Dwight Howard manipulated their front offices prior to hitting the door for "greener" pastures.

    If this is true, not sure what can be expected from Grunwald. We do have a high paid second scorer, Amare, he just never plays. We're not about to go out and just get someone else. Heck, the fact we even have had JR Smith as a second scorer is more than you would expect given our roster and salary cap situation. If Melo's "private" conversations do help us get better and force the front office to make some magic happen, that's great, but I'm not sure this is even possible. On top of that, if our front office decides that the only way to make Melo happy is to go out and take on another crushing contract for a player past their prime (e.g. Joe Johnson with Brooklyn) or even worse, trade Shump in the process, I'd be very disappointed.

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    Who said during the playoffs give Amare and Melo a chance to play together, was that Amare or Melo? Melo's stating the obvious now everyone knows there is no 2nd scorer on this team and it is killing their chances of advancing to June. The big question is how is Grunwald going to get it done, with just the MLE to work with? If he can add a 2nd scorer this summer he will deserve GM of the year, hands down. Given the assets, I just don't see how he's going to get it done, best trade chip is Felton? Ugly, ugly assets, Kidd and Camby have 2 years to run, same with Amare.

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    Melo should ask Grunwald to sign Allen Iverson, who's his friend.

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    Originally Posted by RunningJumper
    Melo should ask Grunwald to sign Allen Iverson, who's his friend.
    I thought we've had enough of a) veteran players; b) ball hoggers; c) low IQ players and d) players with a known addiction.


    edit: obviously, with uncertainty concerning Amare's health we need another reliable scoring option. There are some UFA that would cover our offensive needs, however all of them are way beyond our financial reach e.g. Ellis.
    Last edited by Lercher; May 29, 2013 at 14:45.

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    Wasn't Berman who claimed Shump wanted a trade and Knicks management did not like Shump's attitude?

    I doubt Melo said this because he knows JR can score plus he knows Stat can be an option when healthy not to mention the scoring lift Cope gave us

    These are not hypotheticals but things Anthony has witnessed, plus he paired with AI and they scored 50+ collectively an lost in 1st

    Doubt Melo said verbatim what is being reported look for twitter report to rebuke!!!

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    Originally Posted by New New York
    Wasn't Berman who claimed Shump wanted a trade and Knicks management did not like Shump's attitude?

    I doubt Melo said this because he knows JR can score plus he knows Stat can be an option when healthy not to mention the scoring lift Cope gave us

    These are not hypotheticals but things Anthony has witnessed, plus he paired with AI and they scored 50+ collectively an lost in 1st

    Doubt Melo said verbatim what is being reported look for twitter report to rebuke!!!


    Melo cannot be happy with JR;s effort in the post-season....He looks disgusted in game 6 when JR lost Lance two times in a row with 2 seconds left on the shot clock for a lay-up.............Maybe Melo does not want JR back.....

    If Knicks offer Melo a max extension in February he will 100% sign it.....He is not leaving NY.........He also knows that Amare's contract will be a trade asset for the 2014-2015 season......so Yes melo may have to wait a year to have pieces around him but the Knicks will have alot of expiring contracts for the 2014-2015 season and will be able to get Melo the help he needs.....

    whoever mentioned Tyrek evans or Brandon Jennings is insane....we need guys that make those around them a better player...............

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    Ron Artest, though he'e struggled with his shot recently but still not a bad defender. Only way we get a shooter is if someone is amnestied and he signs with us for the vets min like Rashard Lewis and Blatche. I know Artest would love to play for his hometown Knicks if LA amnesties him.

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    i agree Jennings would serve a double purpose (Can handle either PG/SG positions) though i don't see where we'd get the coin to get him unless we trade

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    I think we should sign JR for #4MOREYEARS

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    Originally Posted by skisloper
    Melo cannot be happy with JR;s effort in the post-season....He looks disgusted in game 6 when JR lost Lance two times in a row with 2 seconds left on the shot clock for a lay-up.............Maybe Melo does not want JR back.....

    If Knicks offer Melo a max extension in February he will 100% sign it.....He is not leaving NY.........He also knows that Amare's contract will be a trade asset for the 2014-2015 season......so Yes melo may have to wait a year to have pieces around him but the Knicks will have alot of expiring contracts for the 2014-2015 season and will be able to get Melo the help he needs.....

    whoever mentioned Tyrek evans or Brandon Jennings is insane....we need guys that make those around them a better player...............

    The best response for this thread, "were we the team to beat the Miami Heat in a series in 2012-13?".
    HELL YEAH!!!
    With a 9 Man rotation giving all 12 players playingtime in the series:
    Tyson / Camby
    K-Mart / Amare
    Melo / Copeland / Novak
    JR / Shump / Kidd
    Felton / Pablo

    What stopped us?
    Melo Melo Melo stop us by demanding 40 minutes per game from an assistant coach getting his first full season as the Knicks headcoach.
    Melo plays absolutely NO-Defense averaging zero blocks per game as our PF, plus taking over 30 shots per game with a low IQ on court vision on offense/defense, averaging 5 rbd, 1 ast, 1 stl, 0 blk, 3 to, and 3 fouls per 40 minute game. Melo's ego blinds him from when to take a shot, and when not to take a shot.

    Did the Knicks have offensive-players on the roster that score in double-digits per game other than a 39% Melo, and 33% JR.Smith?
    HELL YEAH!!!

    Guards:
    Felton
    Shump
    White

    Fowards:
    Copeland
    Novak
    Amare (the cure for Amare's injuries are Melo & JR sharing the ball)
    K-Mart (the cure for K-Mart 4 year injuries in Denver were adding Billups to the team)

    Centers:
    Camby

    All of the above name players given 5 to 8 shots per game will score 8 or more points if given the greenlight to shoot 5 to 8 shots per game.
    The 4th quarter shots belong to Melo, Amare, Felton, and whoever they choose with the hot hand ....
    Note: Novak & JR are perimeter shooters, that u dont depend on for tight-defense in the 4th quarter.

    The Knicks biggest problem lies in our Franchise Player taking/calling all the shots for 40 minutes per game, but being quiet as a mouse on the defensive-end of the court.

    The Melo vs Iverson story of who could score more each game, Iverson won hands down by averaging 10 assist, and 3 steals, but their teammates beat them both with a NO-SHOW in the postseason...

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    I see Kiya is making up facts again. What world do u live in bro?

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    Originally Posted by Rob Low
    I see Kiya is making up facts again. What world do u live in bro?
    Rob u know that's what he's good for... Nothing real. I can't even read his posts anymore

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    Originally Posted by Rob Low
    I see Kiya is making up facts again. What world do u live in bro?
    It had nothing to do with facts .. and a lot to do with my confidence in getting other teammates to score in a moving halfcourt offense, rather than the stand-still halfcourt offense we used all season, and in the postseason games.
    I wrote my rotation of players for the postseason games against Boston/Indiana
    I wrote 3 players (Melo/Amare/Felton) I would have taking the majority of shots in the 4th qtr.

    Thats my opinion .. not facts

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