Sorry CA7, Melo is not even close to Rose's level. I would trade ball-stopping Melo for the best penetrating explosive scoring guard in the NBA anyday, just give me the chance
Favorite Team: Knicks
Favorite Player: D. Rose
Favorite Position: PG
Watch Melo during the Olympics. The ball is out of his hands within 3 seconds whether it be a pass to a player cutting to the basket, an open player or shooting the ball himself. I think people who say he stops ball movement don't look at what other players are doing around him.
I would scream at the tv last season watching Novak and Fields just stand there at crucial times of the game. Fields was a great cutter so I never understood his mental lapses when he would just stand there for long periods of the game.
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It's not the most popular stance to take, but we often see championship teams relying on the dynamism of a player at a position other than PG. The PG just needs to be competent enough to run the team, contribute what's needed on both ends, and not mess it up. The All-star talents we see in Rose, CP3, D-Will, Nash, or the up and coming Wall and Irving, is not necessary to achieve that.
There's an infatuation with the PG position, which is ironic, because the last two Finals MVPs at that position was Parker and Billups. In both situations, strong cases can be made that they were able to amass the numbers they had because of the team dynamic. Duncan down low, Ginobli, and Bowen in the corner, etc. and with the Pistons, you had The Wallace Wall controlling the paint, RIP, Prince, with both Okur and Mike James coming off the bench to stretch the defense and pop 3s.
Other than those two, the PGs on championship teams have been Kidd, Fisher x2, a young "don't **** it up please" Rondo who shot 40% from the field while averaging 10 points and 6 assists per game in the playoffs...clearly not the Rondo we know now, and Gary Payton and Jason Williams.
So, for as talented as CP3, Rose, and those guys are...why in the world would we be trading Melo for an All-star PG? Based on recent history, what makes anyone think that's the way to go? Because of all of the rings that the mega star PGs have wracked up in the past decade...?
Last edited by nuckles2k2; Aug 04, 2012 at 23:48.
Guess if I was simple in the mind...everything would be fine.
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Media called him a selfish player because he is. He's been called a selfish player for years, not just in N.Y. He is 3rd in APG because he has the ball ALL THE TIME. Of course he will find Landry or Stats once in a blue moon. Believe it or not, i think Melo is a really good player. He is just not a smart player.