The Melo hate is really overblown, he was a great team player in NY, he just happened to be on a very bad team and over and over again they learned that their best chance of winning was to give Melo the ball and get out of the way. His team defense isn't great but one-on-one he's actually very good.
Some of you guys completely ignore the faults of Raptors players and can't even see the greatness of some of the top players in the league. Every team in the league would love Carmelo on their team and they'd be better for him and yet apparently he's just a talentless asshole who only plays on one half of the court.
Is capable of beating any team in the East in a playoff series and pushing Miami to the brink. Probably a borderline 60-win team. He's a superstar. People need to stop underrating him. Melo is also actually an average defender, not a sieve like he's made out to be.
Melo has also shown himself to be a willing passer and distributor if he's on a great team. Look at the 2008-09 Nuggets team where he played with JR, Billups, K-Mart and Nene.
Last edited by imanshumpert; Wed Jul 2nd, 2014 at 01:15 PM.
CBS reporting that the Raps' offer to Lowry was four years at $44m, and he wants five years at $55m.
If we can get Kyle for $11m per year, I would add the fifth year to seal the deal. $11m is cheaper than I was expecting.
The Melo lovers to the fore!! Speaking for myself, my post above dealt with his atitudinal qualities in a team sport not his very obvious skills to put the ball in the hole. Follow his demands to move from Denver to NY and allow the gutting of the Knicks. Someone was actually defending the results of his stay there due to a bad team? Nice. No diva type players for me I am afraid. I like the GM of the team I follow/support to run the asylum not a Melo. Wonder if Masai would take another stab at him if he could? I dont think so.
Re his sf or pf capabilities, I have heard/seen him mention his preference for the sf position. And I stand corrected he did play PF the season previous to Bargs being traded there. Wasnt the whole point to the Bargs acquisition to play AB as aPF and move Melo back to SF? That was the position he played at the the first 10 years. As well Amare's challenges with injuries factored in Melo playing PF.
Melo was basically the best player on Team USA in the Olympics, where the coach's only incentive to play him was that he was better than the other superstar options available. But yeah, he totally sucks.....
Ya they find a loophole to sign Lin and Asik and then spend the next 2 years doing everything possible to get rid of both of them.
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