Just don't get too carried away with these news about Melo and CP3, we all know that we might not get them.
I can agree w you about needing Paul more. In the NBA, PG > SF.
Seeing as we already have Gallo, who I like alot, I would definitely rather have CP3. But you and others could prolly already guess that..
Melo is a great player, but as I've said he doesn't make players around him better. Paul raises the level of the players around him. He's a juggernaut and a facilitator for others.
Unless Denver maeks a big move and gets a good player, I see Melo getting tickets to the first jet out of Denver.
He wants NY like Amare wanted NY.
I see Melo in a Knicks uniform and see him with Gallo and Amare tearing it up.
I'm assuming that Douglas, Chandler, Walker/Azabuke plus Curry's contract get traded for Melo
Possible lineup after Melo trade?:
That is a GOOD team.
Maybe Melo would start at SG with Gallo at SF which would make us a very tall team but I don't know if Melo is fast enough to be a SG. Who knows but either way we are as good even better than the Magic.
"The Knicks are back" - Amare
Carmelo Anthony is an elite wing player and the NBA is an elite wing player league.
When is the last time a dominant point guard lead a team to an NBA title? Isiah Thomas and the Pistons in 1989-1990?
When is the last team an NBA championship team featured a hall of fame point guard?? Isiah Thomas again?
Now ask yourself the same questions regarding dominant wing players
2 years ago Melo was an absolute beast in the playoffs. A real bull. He almost knocked the Lakers out by himself! He's also won an NCAA title. Dude is a winner!
Surround him with players and he's another asset! Come on folks!
We have the money.... who else to offer it to? Unless Gallo and Randolph like EXPLODE this season and dominate.... Knicks have to bring Melo to MSG.
Either way, they're not different players so stop acting like they are. Carmelo is Glen Robinson in a high paced offense.
Anyway, Carmelo is overrated.
He has had a history of problems and seems like a guy who would get injured or break the law and bring drama and chaos to the franchise. Forget about him. Gallo is our man. Our front court is PERFECT. Randolph provides the rebounding, shot blocking, scoring, passing...Gallo provides the IQ, scoring, shooting, passing, hustle, and Amare provides an all star presence, post scoring, 22-25 ppg.
Mellow has refused to sign the extension and he is very adamant about coming to NY. I can't see the Knicks keeping all the fowards they currently have. If they are smart, they will get rid of Gallo because the NY media has always over expose and over hype NY sports teams and their players (Look at the LEE and Duhon deal and how great that worked out for the knicks and these over rated players). The Knicks brass depends on this fake media hype to boost the popularity of the players, Denver is going to want something in return...so if the media is really doing their job Gallo should look really nice to them.
Mello will be traded because Denver dosen't want to get stuck with nothing. And Mello wants NY badly. Bring in the home town kid and take out the over rated trash.
Dolon has zeke in his ear and D'Antonio and walsh are nervous because they are bringing in has beens and inexperience players. Zeke will get Dolon to push out D'Antonio pet Gallo. The sooner the better because this is Professional basketball, not a family affair.
This might be the best move yet for the knicks this off season.
Last edited by ronoranina; Aug 07, 2010 at 11:51.
I think Mello will do better in his home town...in a pass the ball to open man system along with Stat,Felton and others.
Kenyon Martin was good at one time but he left his prime days in NJ...with Kid, and Jefferson. Plus he suffers from a knee injury. Mellow is basically alone in Denver...that's if you want to compare them to todays standard of a great team.
Look at it this way...
Boston would have been champs if Artest didn't step up in the final game. Kobe lost his shot and had to resort to rebounding.
A great team needs great players. A team with just one superstar and average players will eventualy wear out in the end...because there's no one else to play the clutch.
Melo is a tard who has no conscience when it comes to taking shots.