Im Back .... with the reason we must trade ISO-Melo ASAP for 2014 & 2016 draft picks.
There was no reason for Melo to receive 40 minutes of playingtime in this game.
The 1st quarter Chicago took the lead 17-15 .. Melo played 12 minutes in the 1st qtr.
The 2nd quarter the first 7 minutes had NO-Melo, we took over the game to take a 20 point lead.
The 3rd quarter we traded points 22-22, Melo played 12 minutes in the the 3rd qtr.
The 4th quarter Melo started in a slump going 1-8 giving Chicago the chance to tie the score at 74-74
Melo played 11 minutes in the 4th qtr. .. Lets do the math on losing a 23 point lead with Melo playing 23 minutes in the 2nd-half of the game.
Mike Woodson wouldve lost this game if he did not keep Melo out of the game for 7 straight minutes in the 2nd qtr.
At tip-off throughout the first qtr. the Knicks players showed no effort at all in their performance to win or take advantage of a injury-ridden Chicago Bulls team with a 7 man rotation.
Mike Woodson and Melo looked worried throughout the entire game, knowing the TEAM is mad as hell playing each game just so ISO-Melo could get (30-10) stat, rather than WIN the game.
Woodson is afraid to take Melo out of the game, or sit Melo on the bench longer than 5 minutes.
Melo's bad-decision-making, and isolation-leadership does not belong in every single lineup change we make for 48 minutes per game .. our most minute played player has lead the Knicks to a 6-15 record.
Great Win from the players that started the 2nd quarter of the game