CGrand81 wrote:No Melo, no way.
You are not going to win with this guy as your #1, the same guy who got knocked out in the first round 8 out of his 10 seasons, the career 39% from the field in the post-season, he fades away in the playoffs. He's a glorified chucker, a bigger, more versatile form of AI. If he could dominate the ball less and play as a #2, he'd be one of the best side-kicks ever, but that is not going to happen.
Lets be real about Melo vs Paul and Dwight.
Melo is no Bron but he is arguably better than those two. Melo joined a team with 8 straight years of a losing record, and he turned them into an over 500 team the next 7 1/2 straight years. He never once had a playoff run besides 09 where Kenyon and Nene both played and contributed. He went to ny and then went on to get them in the payoff every year he is there.
For all the [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] Melo takes and he does take a lot, he's never gotten far because he ran into the Lakers and Spurs in 5 playoff runs, where they went on to the finals. Then he has ran into Miami and Indiana. Lets not ignore the fact that Melos a winner in the sense he has won a gold medal, won a collegiate title, always finished over 500, unlike Paul he's been to the conference finals and isn't injury prone, and unlike Dwight he can't be hacked and took more games from those laker teams.m
We should welcome Melo, he's a superstar, and he's a better player than Paul or Dwight. He more score first minded, but his actual results make him a better leader than Paul. And his actual mentality put him over Dwight, as he at least had the balls to stick to where he wanted to be.