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    Probably didn't live up to some of the hype although it was great to see Zach Lavine entertain everyone and Curry finally win a 3pt shootout.


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    It's embarrassing watching Melo play in this meaningless exhibition game to the degree he was inserted late back into the game as it was tight last 6-7min. I thought he was only going to provide a cameo and then lay low. He played like trash and there's nothing to suggest he's seriously injured. I think the only reason he wants to shut it down is to not take as much heat for how terrible this season has been. Everything up to this point has been incredibly selfish and an undermining of fan intelligence

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    Yeah, Melo was pretty lousy last night, shooting 6 for 20 in 30 minutes. But, I will say two things in his defense. First, it's the All-Star game, so all anyone was doing was chucking up shots and throwing alley-oops and not actually having to play defense or rebound. Second, it was one game after multiple days off.

    Watching the Knicks on a regular basis, there is no doubt that Melo's knee is not healthy at times. That said, besides his health, there are a bunch of reasons for this organization to want him off the court for the last 29 games. If he does end up having surgery, that will clarify the issue.

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    Should know by Friday whether he shuts it down. Melo looks like he could play the rest of the season if he wanted to but for what, shut it down and get your "scope" now if you need it.

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    Well the first talk of shutting it down started in mid December or right before. He recently said it would take about 2mos if he were to have surgery to get back on the court. Seems like he would have be right on schedule to play in the All-Star game had he got the procedure done then. He'd be on schedule for a full uninterrupted off-season of getting back in shape. Now we'll have to see him play more than likely a few more games before he officially shuts it down and delay the surgery as long as possible which he said he'd prefer. There are rumors he's scared of surgical needles, although he has tattoos all over his body no lie.


    He keeps talking about having to talk it out with the team and the Doctors although he already knows he has a condition that will not get worse and won't get better by playing. How much more talking does he and the organization need to discuss. It's been the talk for 2mos now.


    The reason he didn't have surgery in December is because he wanted to play in London, once again SELFISH and he's been treating this situation as such. There was nothing special he provided by playing yesterday, nothing. The event would have gone off without a hitch without him. It's not like he was part of some special that gave a completely different perspective of New York and opened the doors to how great of a city it is, while touching on it's rich basketball history. Once again the game is meaningless.

    He could have had a moment much like the All-Time Knick greats did on the court 2nd qrt I believe with King, Monroe, Frazier, Bradley, Jackson, Reed while playing the chincy host role. He played out of selfishness. For someone who's already injured why was he dunking and attempting to catch alley ooops in the game? Why did he shoot so many 3s yesterday if his knee hurts? Didn't some celebrity get injured in the Celeb game?

    How do we rationalize he should shut it down at this point because of risk but everything up to this point wasn't one? This was a sham and a mockery at the highest levels. Which is why when (Harlan-Albert?) brought it up during the game yesterday Reggie and Wade had not one thing to say about it they were quiet all you heard were tumbleweeds, because they know it's a joke.

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    One reason he might not shut it down is for the Knicks to avoid the worst season record in franchise history. They finished 21-59 back in the 60s, they need to finish 22-60 to avoid that. Who would have thought that the almighty Phil Jackson would have a chance at a worse record than Isiah Thomas at 23-59. I doubt either Jackson, Fisher or Melo want to be remembered for that.

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    Originally Posted by tiger0330
    One reason he might not shut it down is for the Knicks to avoid the worst season record in franchise history. They finished 21-59 back in the 60s, they need to finish 22-60 to avoid that. Who would have thought that the almighty Phil Jackson would have a chance at a worse record than Isiah Thomas at 23-59. I doubt either Jackson, Fisher or Melo want to be remembered for that.
    So in other words more selfishness, this time Phil involved?

    I'll pile on with some nuts and chocolate on top. I think he doesn't want to shut it down also because his career numbers take a hit, but the negative side once again for Melo is playing these games and contributing to the worst record all-time. He's not a difference maker


    Fans act like if he plays he's going to affect our record dramatically for the better second half of season. We're 10-43 and he's played in 75% of these games. Which means he's contributed leaps and bounds to the suckiness. The only possibility it gets goofed up is teams going in Tank Mode earlier than what could be anticipated making it slightly easier to win games. Our schedule back half though isn't friendly because there are several teams still alive with major playoff implications.


    No matter the spin it's selfish and that's why it's been talked about today on ESPN and other outlets as a mockery. There was nothing redeeming Carmelo provided over the weekend or yesterday's festivities. He's becoming somewhat of a relic in this league, too much new blood to look at now.

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    Originally Posted by Broadway
    So in other words more selfishness, this time Phil involved?

    I'll pile on with some nuts and chocolate on top. I think he doesn't want to shut it down also because his career numbers take a hit, but the negative side once again for Melo is playing these games and contributing to the worst record all-time. He's not a difference maker


    Fans act like if he plays he's going to affect our record dramatically for the better second half of season. We're 10-43 and he's played in 75% of these games. Which means he's contributed leaps and bounds to the suckiness. The only possibility it gets goofed up is teams going in Tank Mode earlier than what could be anticipated making it slightly easier to win games. Our schedule back half though isn't friendly because there are several teams still alive with major playoff implications.


    No matter the spin it's selfish and that's why it's been talked about today on ESPN and other outlets as a mockery. There was nothing redeeming Carmelo provided over the weekend or yesterday's festivities. He's becoming somewhat of a relic in this league, too much new blood to look at now.
    Did you catch that stretch where we won 5 out of 7 with Melo playing well literally a couple weeks ago? Did you catch how once we added a few guys who played hard like Amundson, Galloway, and Lance Thomas, that along with Melo, they went on a nice stretch there? Not sure why you keep making these long posts in each thread where you talk as if you are educating everyone. The idea of not shutting down because his career numbers take a hit is just plain silly.
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    Originally Posted by htr10
    Did you catch that stretch where we won 5 out of 7 with Melo playing well literally a couple weeks ago? Did you catch how once we added a few guys who played hard like Amundson, Galloway, and Lance Thomas, that along with Melo, they went on a nice stretch there? Not sure why you keep making these long posts in each thread where you talk as if you are educating everyone. The idea of not shutting down because his career numbers take a hit is just plain silly.

    Did you catch who we played during that 7gm stretch

    Did you catch after those guys signed for the rest of the season how reality set back in

    Did you catch we're on a 5gm losing streak currently and the shutdown talk has gained momentum again


    No need to be a prisoner of vacuumed moments. I was being facetious with the career numbers side bar. He's a selfish athlete and most of his career proves he is. He's sly with how he goes about his business and will dupe the gullible but not me. I see right through the bs. If Melo played the rest of the season we're not winning more than 20gms period, he doesn't want to be a part of that. He's trying to weasel his way out of a historic failed season and wants to come off as a martyred athlete who fought through adversity but just couldn't endure.

    Meanwhile Paul George is trying to play in March from a snapped in 2 broken leg past summer and LaMarcus Aldridge is playing through a torn ligament in his thumb that actually requires surgery and not a mystery if it's needed or not.


    This is pretty black and white, there are no gray areas here.

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    Originally Posted by Broadway
    Did you catch who we played during that 7gm stretch

    Did you catch after those guys signed for the rest of the season how reality set back in

    Did you catch we're on a 5gm losing streak currently and the shutdown talk has gained momentum again


    No need to be a prisoner of vacuumed moments. I was being facetious with the career numbers side bar. He's a selfish athlete and most of his career proves he is. He's sly with how he goes about his business and will dupe the gullible but not me. I see right through the bs. If Melo played the rest of the season we're not winning more than 20gms period, he doesn't want to be a part of that. He's trying to weasel his way out of a historic failed season and wants to come off as a martyred athlete who fought through adversity but just couldn't endure.

    Meanwhile Paul George is trying to play in March from a snapped in 2 broken leg past summer and LaMarcus Aldridge is playing through a torn ligament in his thumb that actually requires surgery and not a mystery if it's needed or not.


    This is pretty black and white, there are no gray areas here.
    You said Melo does not affect our win/loss record meaningfully if he plays. We were able to win a bunch of games with him playing and leading us offensively over a stretch. You catch how Melo has missed playing time during this 5 game losing streak while he was playing full minutes during that prior stretch where we were winning games? If we are talking about getting the best odds at a number one overall pick, then yes, Melo playing can 'dramatically' affect us getting the worst overall record. If he doesn't play, we may literally lose our last 29 games. If he does play, we may win a handful more against some of the bad teams. That is what people are talking about when they say Melo playing can affect the outcome of this season. The conclusions you draw and then say they are black and white facts are conspiracy theorist nonsense. You think that Melo thinks that if he sits out the last 29 games that somehow helps him not be included in the memories of this terrible season? Again, that's just silly.

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    Originally Posted by htr10
    You said Melo does not affect our win/loss record meaningfully if he plays. We were able to win a bunch of games with him playing and leading us offensively over a stretch. You catch how Melo has missed playing time during this 5 game losing streak while he was playing full minutes during that prior stretch where we were winning games? If we are talking about getting the best odds at a number one overall pick, then yes, Melo playing can 'dramatically' affect us getting the worst overall record. If he doesn't play, we may literally lose our last 29 games. If he does play, we may win a handful more against some of the bad teams. That is what people are talking about when they say Melo playing can affect the outcome of this season. The conclusions you draw and then say they are black and white facts are conspiracy theorist nonsense. You think that Melo thinks that if he sits out the last 29 games that somehow helps him not be included in the memories of this terrible season? Again, that's just silly.
    News flash were weren't going to lose EVERY GAME THIS SEASON


    When we won those crap 5gms you're all giddy about we were nearly full strength against


    Pelicans - No Davis or Holiday

    Philadelphia - Interested in losing as much as us, terrible team

    Orlando - Another horrible team who recently fired their coach

    OKC - No Durant, has struggled all year just got above .500

    Lakers - Another trash team, no Kobe


    And you want to sound off as Melo being some difference maker? Get real. He played the majority games during the 16-17gm losing streak. Before he sat consecutive games the team was 5-29 with him(he only missed 4gms). Now is the team worse without him? Yes but that's not saying much because how much worse can you be than 5-25. It goes back to what I said originally to start this thread.

    He's a joke, playing in the All-Star Game 30min(2nd most of all players at the game) while bricking 3s is a joke, hyping up being a host for the weekend was a joke, conveniently playing in London was a joke, not knowing if he definitively needs surgery or not is a joke, talking about shutting it down when fans pay an average price of $129.38 per ticket is a joke.

    If he plays the rest of the season his presence won't factor much at all us maintaining, being one of the worst if not the worst team in the NBA. The only thing that could folly this up are teams selling off assets earlier than expected and throwing games tank style in ridiculous fashion vying for lottery position. But hey he's an Underrated Superstar Digital Athlete who knows he'll always have fans like you who'll stand by him through STICK IT TO YOU and NO WINS.

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    Originally Posted by Broadway
    News flash were weren't going to lose EVERY GAME THIS SEASON


    When we won those crap 5gms you're all giddy about we were nearly full strength against


    Pelicans - No Davis or Holiday

    Philadelphia - Interested in losing as much as us, terrible team

    Orlando - Another horrible team who recently fired their coach

    OKC - No Durant, has struggled all year just got above .500

    Lakers - Another trash team, no Kobe


    And you want to sound off as Melo being some difference maker? Get real. He played the majority games during the 16-17gm losing streak. Before he sat consecutive games the team was 5-29 with him(he only missed 4gms). Now is the team worse without him? Yes but that's not saying much because how much worse can you be than 5-25. It goes back to what I said originally to start this thread.

    He's a joke, playing in the All-Star Game 30min(2nd most of all players at the game) while bricking 3s is a joke, hyping up being a host for the weekend was a joke, conveniently playing in London was a joke, not knowing if he definitively needs surgery or not is a joke, talking about shutting it down when fans pay an average price of $129.38 per ticket is a joke.

    If he plays the rest of the season his presence won't factor much at all us maintaining, being one of the worst if not the worst team in the NBA. The only thing that could folly this up are teams selling off assets earlier than expected and throwing games tank style in ridiculous fashion vying for lottery position. But hey he's an Underrated Superstar Digital Athlete who knows he'll always have fans like you who'll stand by him through STICK IT TO YOU and NO WINS.
    You are the worst. Just the worst. You don't understand the explanations to the things you previously didn't understand and then immediately follow your inability to understand with another tirade. This is every post from you.

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