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[Yahoo Sports] Billups on why Melo hasn't found a team.

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by plutoblue11, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. banzai

    banzai Contributing Member

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    Joe Johnson got a spot. But that would solidify his career as busted up. He could man up like Carter and defy father time.
     
  2. DaDakota

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    No we didn't we paid him - he didn't fit, they went into it knowing that it might not work and they cut their losses. You can't blame the Rockets when no one else is even talking to him....at all.


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    Do we blame Melo, or do we blame Christopher Paul for pouting all year after Melo was fired? :D
     
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    CP3 surely pouted, I actually blame Morey for even taking that risk as a numbers guy it was damned obvious he would never fit.

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    I agree with this for the most part, but I look at it,slightly different.

    In the NBA right now, nearly every team is still in the playoff, even teams like the Kings, Hornets, and Grizzlies can conceivably reach the playoffs. Over 20 teams have a shot at playoffs, I dare say up to 25 teams have a fair chance.


    While you have the bottom 4 to 10 teams.

    Melo fans argue he's being blackballed and treated, unfairly. Which is a fair argument. But if you are competitively in the playoff picture, while your offense is playing pretty, well. Some of them are pretty d@mn good.


    You don't need a player, like Memo in that scenario. Most teams want or need 3 point shooters who can defend or defenders who can occasionally hit 3s. A good defensive big who can hit outside here there and or guard the paint. Slow down other big offensive players.

    Why would any bad team pick up Melo, if they cannot win substantially more games with him. They're probably going to try and tank.

    Melo is basically a specialty scorer in an isolation offense. That doesn't benefit most modern day NBA teams. Unlike, players, such as Beard, Westbrook, LBJ, or Kawhi, Melo's only good quality is scoring in isolation. These other players can not only score, they can also pass; set other players up for easy baskets; play defense; hit open shots; rebound; and bring intangibles to the table. If you slow down Melo's scoring or he's not hitting his shots, it's a rap. He can't really work anywhere else on the floor.
     
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    Can't imagine a scenario of him coming back to be honest. It would require a serious attitude change and for him to accept becoming a bench player.
     
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