No Melo is at fault…he set a horrific tone with the "I'm looking forward to free agency" talk before the season started. Real mean, real leaders(one of which he claimed he was and axed Amar'e and Shumpert while not acknowledging Chandler last year as leaders) don't set season tones such as this. Not to mention the manner in which he arrived put this team at a great compromise.
It's not all Melo's fault though, there is enough blame to go around…...
Woodson is a fail
J.R. Smith is a fail
Felton is a fail
Bargnani is a fail
Shumpert most certainly is an EPIC fail
I think one of the things that could help a lot of fans, not to be so thinned skinned when it comes to Melo, not coming to a message board daily as his knight in shining armor to defend him, especially when he's on a 9-18 team while playing lukewarm all year.
The fact there is a "TEAM MELO" thread on this forum, in of itself is about as absurd as it gets. You guys root for the names on the front of the jerseys right? Then start acting like it. It involves being honest and posting with some integrity. Rooting for your team also means not accepting anything they place in front of you.
None of us would buy a car with a shotty motor, cracking frame no matter how the car used to drive or perform, nor if it had occasional moments of get up
None of us would buy a house with a shaky foundation, bad electrical system, and bad case of mold, no matter how well the interior decorating was or the former value it once held
This Knicks team is no different. This team is trash and we need to start over…how about a freaking "TEAM REBUILD" thread, with realistic ideas of getting us out of this mess. Everything eligible to be changed.