Knicks need to trade Car ME lo and Smith asap. Get a couple of first round picks for next year. That class is loaded. Car ME lo and Smith only know how to go isolation - not the recipe for winning. Cut the losses now. Car ME lo makes people around him worse not better. Not a winner and never will be.
People need to chill, it's not like Metro said this is the return of the Melo Mafia
Unfortunately it doesnt seem like it has any base.
I actually think this is the first time Melo has shown some leadership traits. Effort is the one thing that really can't be taught. When a team gives up someone has to step up and call players out for it.
Melo is going to be Melo, but he did get like 12 rebounds the other day. When Zbo put up 20,10 I supported him, so I'm going to do the same for Melo. Those are great numbers. Felton is another player that I don't really want to fault due to the weak roster. The Knicks need to go after a shooting guard and find a consistent 2nd scoring option that will complement Melo. I really think one or two players will make all of the difference for this team. A healthy Chandler and Kmart along with a starting shooting guard and we're back in swing.
Sign me up
Heat will not win without LEBRON u have to know that NBA is caring for Lebron calling for him as much +1 as possible. NBA / ESPN loves Lebron thats why now u have King James brand
i dont know if there is MELO brand
Paul George is a better PLAYER(was last year too) than Melo...Melo is the better SCORER....
Give me the better PLAYER 1000000 times out of 10. What has been stated could be applied to so many players according to criteria advancing playoff series
You Melo Lobbyist/Apostles have to stop, you look foolish drumming up such discussion.
Listen honest question had the Knicks surrounded the likes of Gallo/Chandler/Fields along with other young talent in the drafts ahead while making good free agent moves would they have advanced further/won more games? The obvious answer here is YES!
The very excuse being made in this thread for Melo?
But the whole point of acquiring Melo.... he's supposed to make things easier for the franchise because the sum of him is greater than multiple parts right? The obvious answer here is NO!
Appears to me the franchise failed the young players we had then as much as they are failing the players we have now.
This isn't about any singular player and until many of you stop looking at the game of basketball in vacuum(from an individual player perspective) the better you'll be able to accurately assess what's going on.
About damn time. Melo is the most versatile scorer in the NBA. Anyone who argues differently has no clue about basketball. There is a reason that team USA, with all it's talent, runs it's offense thru Melo. He just needs some help to take the pressure off. No one can win a Chip alone. Even Jordan needed Pip. And Co. The venom should be directed at STAT's 20 million making, bench sitting a**. Could have and should have kept David Lee for HALF the $$$
Not re-signing David Lee and offering Amare a max contract was probably the worst basketball and salary related move the post-Zeke Knicks have ever made and it's yet another example of this franchise's lack of long term strategy. Looking at Amare's/Lee's 2009/10 stats and their salaries from 2010 onwards there is no legitimate reason to make such a move. It just doesn't make any sense. What we did was basically getting an older Lee with lack of rebounding skills, a pair of bad knees and twice as much on his salary. WTF?
Stephen Jackson A.K.A. "Strip Club Terrorist" once told us..."He Makes Love To Pressure"....
As the saying goes "Pressure Bust Pipes"....Melo is being paid to absorb such pressure.
OTOH so do other players in this league...they need help too including young players pre-trade who many fans crapped on and never gave as much rope as they this Chipmunk of an Albatross in Melo.