Before you blame Melo, ask yourself who does Melo have to pass the ball to? Tim Hardaway Jr? Iman Shumpert? Kenyon Martin? Bargnani has shot the ball well but he can't even be on the floor for too long because he rebounds and plays defense as bad as Amare.
An NBA leads itself to an NBA championship. LeBron couldn't do it without Wade and Boston, KG couldn't do without Rondo, Allen and Pierce...Kobe and Wade couldn't do it without Shaq. Melo is the least of the Knicks problem. We have a bad roster, without Melo we become the worst team in the NBA by far.
We need to revamp this entire roster. If we have to trade Melo to do it, I don't mind. But this isn't Melo's fault.
I agree. Melo has a terrible team surrounding him. Though i hate Melo's type of Basketball. Its boring. If you put Melo on any of the top 5 teams in the NBA he'd have a great shot at winning it all, cause he wouldn't have to be "the man" every night. I wouldn't want that responsability
Annuuder Treeee in a row
Everytime we get outscored on in the 3rd qtr. it becomes a LOSS
maybe, we need a 2nd half plan
Please tell me we weren't out coached by Mo Cheeks at halftime
I wish people would stop calling for Woody's job. Nobody, I repeat, NOBODY can coach this current team to a win.
Melo average 40 minutes per game in a offense design for ISO-Melo .. that's above 60% of the credit for WINS or LOSSES.
How well is Melo's chemistry with his teammates?
does Melo communicate well with teammates?
does Melo double-team well with teammates?
does Melo lead by example with his teammates?
has Melo patent a certain design tag-team move with a teammate?
Melo & JR are going into their 8th season as teammates, hows their chemistry on offense/defense as a tag-team?
When none of lastseason "Old-Heads" showed up on our roster or coaching-staff this season, all the Melo question were answered.
Metro .... this is what a 40 minute Super-Star player does ....
Recall the Phoenix Suns with HC Dantoni, Nash, and Amare receiving all the star celebrity status for being a top-contender team with the SSOL system. And no media/press ever mentioning the most minute played player on the Suns each season, who happen to be the best player on the roster averaging 41 minutes per game for 5 straight years, untill the Suns traded him for Shaq.
Shawn Matrix Marion was the player/coach/captain/and the creator of the SSOL system on the Phoenix Suns.
When reunited with ex-Suns teammate Kidd on the Dallas Mavs Shawn Marion got his Championship Ring...
My point is, all the key players are the same and they are not playing hard. Even Melo said that recently.
We should beat Detroit with what we have right now easily, but we are not playing hard at all. Not playing smart bball is another subject for discussion.
Not playing hard+playing dumb bball = coaches fault.