You are 100% right..........Melo did the right thing by quitting on his team. Whenever a player is unhappy they too should do what Melo did and quit on the team......
So If I guy is getting less minutes then he deserves then when he is in he should not try......is that what you are saying ?
Melo gets paid 18 million a year to play basketball. ....I cannot beleive that you think it was OK for him to quit on the team.
I'd like to take this time to point out that Melo's career playoffs winning percentage is something like 37%.
But if you take out that ONE YEAR where he got out of the first round, it's exactly 14%.
A 14% winning percentage in the playoffs.
Melo = Loser.
And you don't need to be a "bookworm" to understand those numbers.
I seriously don't understand the timing of this thread. Why make a thread about something that happened weeks ago when we are down 0-2 and getting our asses kicked by the Heat???
Melo has been carrying this team for weeks now and all of a sudden we need to talk about Melo pre MDA when Amare just took himself out the playoffs yet again? Worst thread of the moment.
Last edited by KBlack25; May 01, 2012 at 23:51.
But that's okay, you are obviously not bright enough to accept that some people might not have needed to play the game in order to advance solid hypotheses on how the game works.
Advanced metrics can be used to tell us something, if you choose to ignore that, you choose to remain ignorant. That's fine with me. Feel free to do you.
But just because I (or anyone else) realizes the value of advanced metrics and how we can really measure effectiveness of a ball player more accurately doesn't mean I (or anyone else) don't (doesn't) know what I am talking about. I am looking for the best way to even the playing field and understand how guys truly compare.
Sportswriters and GMs everywhere have accepted the value of andvanced metrics - and many GMs (people much more in tune with the game than you will ever be) are using advanced metrics to great success (see: the 2011 Dallas Mavericks). But I'm sure you probably know more about running a team than Mark Cuban and basically every GM in the NBA who has commissioned advanced scouts to track advanced statistics.