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Was cutting Carmelo Anthony a mistake?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by HROZ, Aug 22, 2021.

  1. HROZ

    HROZ Member

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    We remember the story

    Best record in the league / up 3-2 Cp3 goes down.
    We are ready for another run.
    But
    Ariza doesn't re sign & Moute was out for the season. We sign instead Carmelo Anthony & James Ennis.

    Both were cut or traded.

    Having seen Anthony's contribution in the last 2 years.
    And seen Cp3 not able to go due to injury that year.
    Was the decision to cut Anthony a bad decision. Or was his defence too much of a flaw for him to contribute?

    I mean Gary Clark was ahead of him in MDAs estimation at the time
     
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    Signing Carmelo Anthony was the mistake.
     
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  4. Htown Legend

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    It was never a good fit. Morey’s obsession with Melo( and other guys) may have impacted his ability to acquire someone else who could’ve been a better fit for what the team needed at the time.

    it is what it is though
     
  5. xtruroyaltyx

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    Yes cutting him was a mistake.

    Carmelo was still a high level scorer and even if his defense was bad you can still use guys like that who can get you some buckets.

    Result probably wouldve been the same but cutting him like they did, when they did was bad.
     
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  6. Tfor3

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    The melo saga generated one of the longest and craziest threads of all time. It generated optimism, pessimism, arguments, laughter, memes galore, fat melo highlights, skinny melo highlights, boosted user post counts/likes and resulted in some members getting the ban hammer and..............

    made Burt Steele and others LEGENDARY!

    It even generated a Burt Steele appreciation, spin-off thread!

    Good times.
     
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    BPM
    2019 : -2.7
    2020 : -3.6
    2021 : -1.5

    VORP
    2019 : -0.1
    2020 : -0.8
    2021 : +0.2

    WAR
    2019 : -0.4
    2020 : -1.7
    2021 : +0.2

    Net Rating
    2019 : -9.9
    2020 : +0.6
    2021 : -0.6

    TS% +/- compared to league average
    2019 : -4.7%
    2020 : -4.0%
    2021 : -2.5%

    We never should have signed him. We were right to quickly cut him and he hasn’t been any good since. He is an on court negative player and has been for years. The one thing people claim he still can do he does so inefficiently below league average. Name and popularity have extended a career that should have ended already. He and Westbrook will infuriate the hell out of Lebron this year with their awfulness on the court.
     
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  8. ashleyem

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    Yes, he deserved more than 10 games, but the coaching staff got lazy and they didn’t want to adjust and scapegoated Melo. No one besides Harden and Paul had the ability to put the ball on the floor and that was the reason we lost.
     
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  9. kjayp

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    we had to get rid of him to get Bzdelik to return and fix our dismal defense... (Bzdelik got fired in Den at least in part bc of Melo... but we're to believe that Bzdelik's departure and return coinciding with Melo was coincidence... smh...)
     
  10. AroundTheWorld

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    Is this a joke thread?
     
  11. Os Trigonum

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    Key to a Championship Formula
     
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    Nah, he was a bad fit and had indigestion
     
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    He didn't want to be here
     
  14. swakid8

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    Why are we bringing this up. Dude is sorry af......
     
  15. Reeko

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    Why is OP trying to reheat something that is long past its expiration date? Stop…
     
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  16. ApacheWarrior

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    In the 10 games with Houston Melo was 98 in NBA percentile in post ups at 2.2 possessions
    and a ppp of 1.41. Run the d*** play!!!!

    Theis was 99.5 NBA percentile at 1.54 ppp that season (small amount of possessions)

    It was the way that the Rockets handled the situation that was bad. Pissed CP3 off.

    Set up the bad blood between CP3 and Harden in my opinion. Not sure D'Antoni
    bought in from the beginning because of their Knicks days.

    But it's all water under the bridge and Melo should probably retire.
     
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    Nope. Melo hasn't been the same guy for years. He was a halfway decent bench scorer in Portland last year, but by most statistical measurements he's been a below average player for a while. Signing him, which we thought was a low-risk move at the time, seems in hindsight to have been the mistake.
     
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    Remember that time we got super excited when we thought we landed Ty Lawson and his 17 points with 9 assists? Not fun.
     
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  19. Downtown Sniper

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    There's still some people that see points scored as the only necessary quality in a player.

    More than triple missed shots than the ones made? Irrelevant.

    Scoring 18 but giving up 30? Irrelevant.

    Let the kid have his thread!
     
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  20. SamFisher

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    Thinly disguised Melo thread
     

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