Mad funny, that right away, melo comes right back and goes for 31 on 50pct shooting, again with insane ifficency..lol It wasen't even only Mike and Mike that were talking about it , that moron Colin Cowart was a guest and was talking about what was gonna be coming up on his show, and he brought up they were gonna look into melo's big game, basically he insinuated he was gonna talk about how many shots it took to get the 36 and they were making fun of the amount of passes he made that game...etc They won't even mention the fact that if anything, during this streak, the shooting pct for Melo was outta the ordinary against the Bullls, and the norm is what he did agianst Clevland tonight.. I mean, Kobe has a ton of ridiculous shooting games where it takes a ton of shots to get to his pt total, and yet that dosen't count?
i dont think nate has that type of game against any other team. i'm sure he was extra motivated cause he was playing his former team. he has had similar performances earlier this season against the knicks.
melo does have a tendency to score inefficiently compared to guys like lebron and durant that get way more easy buckets. lebron is a freak athlete that slashes to the paint and defenders get out of the way. durant slashes to the paint and automatically gets 2 free throws. melo isn't a guy that lives off transition dunks or easy blow by layups.
there has been plenty of games this year where melo deserved criticism for chucking too much and being inefficient. but calling him out for the bulls game where he had like 18 rebounds and played center most of the game, and comparing it to durant who breezed to an easy blowout win is a joke.
Melo gets a pass from me... the injuries of other key guys, especially the Bigs matters more to me.
Also whoever mentioned Pablo for Kidd swapping was dead on...
From the beginning of this Season we all witnessed the teams that played more physical and/or had athletic Bigs would give us fits.
(Miami is not really a Big team either for that matter.)
The Season/ Post-Season's not over yet, but Woody has to figure out a way to continue creating mis-matches. Hopefully KMart, Tyson and Jones will be ready to roll. I like Copeland but as of now he's better off the bench. I hope we get Sheed back in time for the Run.
If these Bigs shake-out, we just might be okay as we'll have more balance.
I dont know if u guys heard this but I was driving back from an appointment and Stephen A was talking about Melo. He told this story that Carmelo was staying at Michael Jordans house for some Nike thing and Jordan came to Carmelo's room at 3:00 AM and told him to come to the Basketball Court. Carmelo told Stephen A that Jordan showed him some things that made Carmelo believe that he could never be stopped on offense. He wouldnt tell Stephen A what they were but he said if he missed a shot it wasnt anything the defender did it was just him missing the shot.
I was laughing while listening to this like Jordan was Yoda or something teaching him how to use the force.