Melo is ready to Rock..!!Carmelo Anthony (shoulder) reiterated that he'll be fine for the Knicks' Game 1 matinee vs. the Pacers on Sunday.
"Only time I really feel it is when it's getting hit extremely hard, getting yanked on or something like that," Melo said. "I'll be ready to rock at 3:30." The Pacers' elite defense held the Knicks to 91.8 points in four games this season, and Melo himself shot under 40 percent. We're likely to see some brutal low-scoring games, and Melo's individual matchup with Paul George could be the deciding factor in the series.
Source: New York Post May 5 - 9:33 AM
Its all effort, at times it seems he dosen't go for rebounds or even leave his feet for rebounds he should, and just dosen't always play with the fire needed to be one of the best.. Ur right, a guy with his size and athletic ability should be more productive...
We could use a big 13pt 20rebound 3block game from the guy at some point.. 9pt 12rebound is a monster game for Chandler these days.. Hes gotta be a XFactore this series..
chandler has bad hands and no touch around the rim. so many times he tries to tip the ball back in instead of just grabbing it with both hands, landing and going back up to slam it.
with that said we don't need him to score to beat indiana. he needs to play great defense in the paint, against their bigs and rebound. if he does that i'll be happy. he still draws a lot of attention on his rolls which opens things up for our shooters.
I think Magic Johnson said it best: The key to the Knicks winning this series is ball movement and defense.
I swear to God if I see Melo and J.R. dribbling the ball for 15 seconds and shooting a 20 foot jumper I'm going to be livid. That is not going to work anymore.
freaking grizzlies are pathetic.. Talk about giving a game away.. My god, its hard to stomach basketball sometimes.. The mistakes they make are terrible..