The team playing great is not an excuse for Carmelo's terrible shooting.
Pretty weak reasoning.
Melo has actually become a liability on OFFENSE throughout the season because he's been such a weak shooter.
This isn't a SLUMP, the NBA season is almost over and this has been MELO all year. a 39% FG shooter and a 20% 3pt Shooter.
If you think Melo is a threat, you really need to pull his pinga out the butt.
Melo's passing has been good, but are we really going to pay a guy this much money to be a high volume Boris Diaw?
We're winning now, but keep in mind its just a small sample. Take a look back at all the losing streaks we've been on, many of them led by Melo.
Why can't that happen again? You and I don't know, but nothing has been set in stone yet. We're playing great defense now and look stronger, but when we reach the playoffs, it will be potential disaster if Melo continues to shoot like Jamal Crawford.
Melo's piss poor shooting is covered up by winning right now. He is lucky everyone is playing hard and Amare is coming around. If the Knicks are losing, would you still say that his poor shooting doesn't matter because he is playing hard and hustling???
He has no one to blame but himself for his piss poor shooting. New coach, new pg and new system but still the same piss poor shooting. It's time to man up and say he suck a dik this year. He should continue to do what he is doing (playing hard on both side of the court). He should not think about shooting contested jumpers or 3s. He will hurt the team if he still chuck up 15-20 shots a night. He has next year to look forward to if he wants to do that.