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    I'm indifferent. If he stays he needs to become a player that makes others better and can be built around. He currently is neither although he is a great scorer.

    If he goes then you build from scratch. It's not a significant difference overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYGfanSTRICK View Post
    If Melo leaves I will not be mad at him. I am a 'Cuse fan and loved him his one year there and he has been my favorite player since being in the league. When he came to the Knicks I was beyond excited but seeing ... be much easier to have a LEGIT shot at winning with someone like Chicago.

    The Knicks FO is the biggest joke in basketball. They don't know their *** from their elbow. ..

    Shumpert is probably my 2nd favorite Knick ... Bargnani.... idk what to think of him.. a ton of talent but really hurt the team when he went down. They need a lot more from him.

    PG should be the #1 priority though. I cannot stand Felton...

    Ok rant over.. I was all over the place but I will seriously be pissed at the FO if they don't offer enough talent on the roster to keep Melo
    +1M good post. For the record I have ZERO hostility towards Melo, but the Bulls??? I'd go back to 1990s-Mode in a heartbeat.


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    Damn I was hoping this thread was about fab melo. I was wondering where he went.
    ...shouldn't you be focusing on Kyle Lowry and Demar Derozan ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcasman View Post
    I'm indifferent. If he stays he needs to become a player that makes others better and can be built around. He currently is neither although he is a great scorer.

    If he goes then you build from scratch. It's not a significant difference overall.
    ...truth be told I was wishing that a certain someone with a ridiculous contract and crappy knees would restructure or walk.

    Chandler HAS to go but...the FO F'd up when they brought first STAT, then Melo over...

    Although Melo's a pure shooter and not so much a balanced player, he'll be that for the Bulls, Lakers, or whoever. So my hope is to build a team around him rather than jam him in a Team that is already set up.

    And to be honest the last few games STAT had made me re-evaluate what he might still have even at his age with those knees.

    Woodson has to go because unlike Coughlin, he can't make the necessary adjustments to keep the locker room in check and for them to "pick up" whatever it is he is "laying down."

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    Iman and Timmy Jr are my favorite "true Knicks," but Melo remaining would give me a sense of hope. We all have known for years that the Front Court is super soft and that we lack an athletic PG that can create shots besides facilitate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantyankee1976 View Post
    +1M good post. For the record I have ZERO hostility towards Melo, but the Bulls??? I'd go back to 1990s-Mode in a heartbeat.



    ...shouldn't you be focusing on Kyle Lowry and Demar Derozan ?



    ...truth be told I was wishing that a certain someone with a ridiculous contract and crappy knees would restructure or walk.

    Chandler HAS to go but...the FO F'd up when they brought first STAT, then Melo over...

    Although Melo's a pure shooter and not so much a balanced player, he'll be that for the Bulls, Lakers, or whoever. So my hope is to build a team around him rather than jam him in a Team that is already set up.

    And to be honest the last few games STAT had made me re-evaluate what he might still have even at his age with those knees.

    Woodson has to go because unlike Coughlin, he can't make the necessary adjustments to keep the locker room in check and for them to "pick up" whatever it is he is "laying down."

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    Iman and Timmy Jr are my favorite "true Knicks," but Melo remaining would give me a sense of hope. We all have known for years that the Front Court is super soft and that we lack an athletic PG that can create shots besides facilitate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharick88 View Post
    Good to see you too buddy
    you've morphed into the Morehead State of B-ball...LOL


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    Listen guys and Rudy. Melo can pack up and leave now. I wont lose a wink of sleep. I want a team filled with players who are going to be committed to playing quality defense 48 minutes a night. That my friends, wins championships. You can have your scoring titles and your playoff appearances. I applauded the NYK for making the move and acquiring Melo... It was without question the right move to make. But lets be honest with ourselves here. We are no closer to winning a title with him than we are without him. You can blame the front office all you want. You can criticize the Bargs trade, Woodson, Stat, Chandler.. Pick your poison.

    Blow it up. Rebuild.


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    2 prolific scoring forwards like melo and amari together was not a good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYGisBallin View Post
    Listen guys and Rudy. Melo can pack up and leave now. I wont lose a wink of sleep. I want a team filled with players who are going to be committed to playing quality defense 48 minutes a night. That my friends, wins championships. You can have your scoring titles and your playoff appearances. I applauded the NYK for making the move and acquiring Melo... It was without question the right move to make. But lets be honest with ourselves here. We are no closer to winning a title with him than we are without him. You can blame the front office all you want. You can criticize the Bargs trade, Woodson, Stat, Chandler.. Pick your poison.

    Blow it up. Rebuild.
    Nobody disagrees with this lol.

    The OP just didn't want him to go to the Bulls.

    MUCH better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSP View Post
    2 prolific scoring forwards like melo and amari together was not a good idea
    ...pretty much. Needed one or the other, plus a beastly Center, which Chance-dler was not. DPOY my butt.




    Ya' know what the bulls lacked against the wizards?

    A true/pure scorer. (not a rant...just an observation)


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    Quote Originally Posted by giantyankee1976 View Post
    ...pretty much. Needed one or the other, plus a beastly Center, which Chance-dler was not. DPOY my butt.




    Ya' know what the bulls lacked against the wizards?

    A true/pure scorer. (not a rant...just an observation)
    The Knicks personel decisions are just baffling. Even a novice hoops fan would know building a team around 2 offensive forwards isnt going to work. You cant bank on 2 guys to put up 60 a night combined without exceptional defense and rebounding players around them is insane. A monumental chemistry failure.

    Neither Melo or Amari are guys id want to be the cornerstone of my team. Melo is full of himself, hogs the ball and is a lazy defender and Amari is a walking injury (still one of my favorite players even when he was in Pheonix though). Its a shame because if he were durable he could have been one of the all time great forwards. Melo could have been too if he had worked to hecome a complete player but despite being an often brilliant scorer I dont think his legacy will stand the test of time once he calls it a career. If I had to pick one I would have built around AS because he is a better team player. Melo is not a guy I can see leading a team to a ring.

    Also, neither of them belongs in a fast paced offense.

    Chandler was never a guy I considered a true starting center. He is a good defender and can contribute a bit on the scoreboard but just doesnt have the strength to be a consistent presense in the paint. To me he is a valuable utility player but not a starter.

    Its terrible how defense and team play has become such a lost art in the NBA now. Most of these teams built with pros who have a one on one street ball mentality would get embarrased by the old school championship squads that played team ball as it was meant. Ball control and defense should be the top priority of any basketball team, and in any sport for that matter. You can r***le d***le all you like but the way to win is to control the tempo of the game instead of a scoring race. I have two young cousins that play ball in school and local youth leagues and I always stress defense and solid passing to them first and foremost.

    I played 2 years of HS ball and despite being possibly the worst shooter in the history of the game I always had a spot in the rotation by being a tenacious defender. It boggles my mind that so many millionaire pros neglect such a basic neccessity of the game like that.

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