Individual acivements are great in idividual sports. Go read about team concept. Maybe your will brain allow you to get it.
Before you cry about team concept, understand what team we have now and theres no way this team can play together.
Melo has been playing on playoff rosters for most of his career.
He's not Sharif Abdul Rahim, Melo can play with guys and be a good teammate, that's not the discussion.
But when you say Melo isn't a max player because the state of the roster then you just look like an a s s.
Melo is getting a max contract just based on the fact he's not even 30 and is a top 10-15 NBA player.
Hey man, i have no interest to argue with you about that selfish title scoring chaser. And i dont give a **** whether he gets his max money or not. I am just stating my opinion, thats all.
Oh yeah, BTW, more you defend that mf, more you look like an aas yourself.
Resigning JR Smith and Drafting Tim Hardaway Jr. shows you how serious this franchise is about being competitive.
he does not deserve a max contract
Being the leading scorer is a great thing if you play defense on the other end.
Whats the point of trading baskets........
Melo is not a team leader and between Karl and Dantonio seems to have issues with coaches as well...
U are right he is an incredible scorer and this year we are seeing him rebound.
WHERE IS THE DEFENSE ? why does this not matter to you ?
This season he's 2nd in the NBA in scoring and 10th in rebounding.
He's been a top 15 player for 10 years.
He's 29 years old.
You hold nothing valuable worth reading in regard to Melo not being a max player.
Melo playing on a bad team doesn't mean he'll be getting any less of the money he WILL be getting.
since when George Karl and Mike D'Antoni were excellent coaches that were valued over elite players? They're average at best.
Melo isn't Shane Battier on defense, but he isn't Steve Novak on defense either, you crying and over exaggerating about his defense is unproductive and pointless.
Defense matters to me 100%
That's why I want Pablo Prigioni, World Peace and Shumpert play a bigger role on this team. These 3 guys have potential to change the game flow of the team all around, but Woodson is holding them back to sit around and let Smith, Hardway and Melo isolate.
I don't support the Iso-Melo system.
I believe Melo is best when he's moving without the ball and our point guards don't make it obvious they're going to pass to Melo.
Melo is easily a max player, this isn't even close to an argument, stop wasting my time.
Even the biggest Melo hater would admit he's max, you're being overly emotional and mindless to even make sense.
Players in the NBA get overpaid anyway, so I don't know why you're in deep denial.
Did you watch the game?
Melo played PF, had to guard T-Jones, who isn't really an offensive thread but Jones went 2-5 for 6 points in 33 minutes.
Why are you acting like Melo let Jones go off for 30 points?
You just mindly type "Melo doesn't play defense" to everything, even to game clips of a game where Melo's defense wasn't even bad.
You complaining about Melo's defense in a game where his defense wasn't bad but you don't even mention the refs who took away a 4point play from Melo has confirmed you're not even a Knick fan anymore.
Your sole purpose here now is to hate Melo without any thought.
It's a mindless and unproductive behavior that you should be concerned about.
So you gonna black out the fact Smith and Kidd were majorly clutch last year(so were Sheed and Felton to a small degree) although…last year was last year. You don't care what they did last year do you? Well guess what….I don't care about Melo's scoring title last year it means nothing to me nor what he's done scoring wise for the past decade. I only care about getting lots of W's as a Knick, that leads to peak post-season success. I don't care what kind of scoring option Melo is(quite frankly he's closer to a 3rd option than a 1st option). I don't care about Melo's personal glory. I don't watch this team for a primary purpose to get Melo pieces around him. I watch for what helps the Knicks win now and in the future. Melo has about 5yrs left of playing time(before he's rendered irrelevant), so I'm not quite sure why you and the myriad of others haven't adjusted your emotional outlook yrs to come.
You spew nothing but excuses for this guy. Look I don't think Melo is an evil person and do think he means well at times, nevertheless he's primarily an ON HIS TERMS type of dude….. not going to cut it.
Lebron had a suspect roster in Cleveland he took over 20fga/gm a few seasons and proved to be highly efficient and excellent ball distributor in the process.
Donyell Marshall….Ira Newble, Jamario Moon, Sasha Pavlovic, Eric Snow, Damon Jones, Boobie Gibson, Larry Hughes, Shannon Brown <---------Melo does jack squat with such motley crue of mischits.
Cleveland won a lot with Lebron as the alpha just in case you were wondering. For crying out loud the Heat have been resting Wade several games this year along with experimenting with different depth, Lebron attempting 7fga/gm less than Melo yet he averages the same amount of pts/gm. Pure Utter Unadulterated Garbage from Melo but yippeeeeeeee lets kneel on 1 knee and praise him for his over glorified rebounding while being hella inefficient, playing piss poor defense(even worst than Bargnani).
If the roster has been so inept why was Grunny being big upped by the likes all of last year and as recent as the off-season? Why did fans take offense when Granger said the Pacers were the 2nd best team in the East last year at season's begin?
Cut the babbling sobbing crap…..Melo has failed once again and being his 12th season as a pro I'm not 1 bit interested in rebuilding around him hoping he can win in his 17th. It's only going to keep fans like you in the place they're currently in to lather, wash, rinse, repeat the excuses.
YO MELO….GET TO STEPPIN