This thread won't go over well on this site. This is a very pro-Melo site where any negativity towards Melo is met with extreme criticism.
But anywho...some interesting statistics. Since the Melo trade, Denver's defense has improved dramatically, they are allowing 11 less points per game than before the trade. That is a telling stat. Also, FG% is up and assists are WAY UP. There offense has not changed as they are still one of the top scoring teams in the league.
Since the Melo trade, the Knicks' FG% is down and assists are WAY DOWN. Offense is down too. Defense is basically the same.
Some telling stats. Maybe it's Melo. Maybe it's the awful combo of Melo and Billups. Or maybe George Karl suddenly figured out how to coach defense and D'Antoni suddenly forgot how to coach offense simultaneously.
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm ok
4 freakin starters in the names of Felton, Gallo, Chandler, Mosgov
- Draft Pks which will bite our frkin ass in the future
- We went from the 2 of the youngest team in the NBA to watever
- Embarassing Loses every dam night
- Effort that our players brought even if we were losing
- Some hope for the future as all the players were young and improving
The Verdict is still out.
It's not that I dislike Carmelo.
It's that I liked Gallo, Chandler, and Felton much more.
Especially Gallo, whom suffered all those boos in our NY draft night, only to come back and work his way into our hearts.
But we'll see how Carmelo goes.
And its a 5 year 65 million dollar extension.
Thats not 20 million per year.
Anyone who blames the players, especially our superstars, have no clue what they're talking about. It is the coaches responsibility to ensure they put their players in the best situations to succeed. Melo is PROVEN TALENT. Stat is PROVEN TALENT. Billups is PROVEN TALENT. Fields is practically the ROOKIE OF THE YEAR.... 4 out of 5 positions in our starting lineup are practically all-stars yet our squad can't beat the worst team's in the league? Our troubles are STRICTLY COACHING RELATED.
Coaches mean everything! Whoever doesn't think so needs to take a look at college basketball, especially St. Johns...Who just got a new coach this season and didn't recruit any new talent (starters/rotation guys) yet they went from being ranked 175 to being ranked 16 and beating teams like Duke by 20. It's all about coaching and our coach and his system SUCKS @SS!
No disrespect or anything but, you really don't learn do you knicksfansince92? Damn dude.. smh
Melo is the real deal. He's on a bad team with horrible coaches, what do you expect?
He's been infinetely better than Stoudemire since the trade!