LBJ has an opt out also right? Get em both and trade for Rondo.
I actually lost some debates to JimChief back when Mid-West was strong in basketball (NCAA/NBA together)
I just can't see Melo taking a paycut, I don't know why, just something about his personality makes me feel that way. He always says the right things where the media is concerned but underneath it all he seems like one of those players out to get his.
All that flim flam u Melo-fans wrote above dont get us Knicks pass the first-round of the playoffs this season or the next.
Individual-statistics vs Team-statistics
Melo's egotistical shoot-first style has got worse being in NY .. is it possible for Melo to play a different style of b.ball, other than the same individual style he been playing the last 10 years??? are the question Big-Market teams (GM), and small-market teams (GM) have been discussing this season.
Melo-Fans want us to pay a 10 year career Ball-Hogger $25M to $30M per for the next 5 seasons .. Melo will be untradeable, plus become our new GM's Boss.
Can you imagine if LBJ had 'Melo's postseason history? He'd be crucified every day. Why give big money to a guy who will never get you close to the finals?
His personality? You act like you met Melo. That's not a good reason. Either way, Melo's personality is something you painted in your mind, so it's not a real thing. Poor reasoning. It seems like you want Melo to be the bad guy even though he's been respectful towards the franchise and hasn't caused any trouble. Keep trying dude, it's pretty pathetic.
He just post, he doesn't read.
Theres an abundance of information in this thread that debunks the myth of Melo taking "terrible" shots. It's not a terrible shot if you make them at a high percentage. Theres LOADS of information and videos in this thread that proves it.
Smokes is really in denial of his agrument getting shred to pieces, it's okay though man. We all get salty sometimes.
Yes you've shown that Melo shoots a lot of these shots at a high %, but what % of those shots are taken when double-teamed? When the defense knows exactly where the ball is going? All these missed final shots that Melo has taken he has two defenders draped all over him, which inherently changes the quality of the shot from a decent shot into a bad shot. You can't put stats or shot charts onto every aspect of a players game, as much as you need stats to back up your arguments sometimes just watching games is enough to see a players faults.
Here's your hero Melo taking one of those great final shots:
I get that you're desperate for an argument but you're debating nonsense right now.
Actually I think Metro has been getting owned throughout this whole thread. Smokes' post was the final nail in the coffin.
Metro, I don't know if you're intending to sound like it, but you're posting seems completely devoid of objectivity. You sound silly because you've become Melo's biggest apologist on the forum.
In a season and a half you've basically gone from calling Melo Glen Robinson 2.0 (classic), to now being his loudest cheerleader.
Thing is this whole debate really is just silly because, I never hated on Melo, I like Melo. I'd just like to see him improve parts of his game that should be easily improved, because the things he fails at are failings from a mental/effort standpoint.
I don't expect Melo to turn into Lebron/Durant and average 5-8 assists per game. Melo is a scorer and a great scorer at that. I love his ability on the offensive end, and the 62 points was a pleasure to watch even if it was bittersweet from a team perspective.
I'd love to see him use his strength and quickness to get to the basket for an easier finish and/or make the referees make a call on the final possession as oppose to taking double-teamed heavily contested pull-up/turnaround/fadeaway jumpshots.
I'd love to see him instead of taking time off on defense to complain a missed call, wait until a game break like most of the truly professional athletes will (yes, sorry but see Lebron, Kobe, Durant, when there's a missed call they get back and play, then complain during a dead ball).
No player is perfect but Melo is far from it, he could definitely do things better, he has the talent and the ability. His hunger and IQ are questionable.