JuanyO wrote:Satan wrote:Story of Melo's life.
Must be hard being 'Melo.
JSM wrote:Honestly last night, I was thinking to myself that Melo wasn't doing much. I thought he had like 6 points or something, then it flashes across the screen: Melo 20 points. He had a quiet performance. Really I think it was that Kidd, Bron, Dwight, Kobe, and Durant were so impressive, Melo's game didn't seem that impressive.
karver wrote:Lost the ball going to the hoop ? Are you guys blind ? Didn't you see couple of times how he just powered his way into the paint using dropstep and then finished at the rim ? + he hit most of his opportunities ( open shots ). Didn't ball hog. Just stellar performance....
A Rush wrote:Having finally watched the entire scrimmage, the 5 players I'd cut are:
Hinrich (with Deron getting the nod over Kirk)
Redd (quite dreadful and much too trigger-happy)
Carmelo Anthony (total black hole on offense and completely inept when facing a zone)
Anthony and Amare especially are just there because they are a "name". Carmelo is completely wrong for the European rules. Sure he can score but the ball doesn't move with him on the team. And if you want to win in FIBA rules, ball has to move as crisply as possible. And Amare is useless, when you already have Howard, Chandler and Bosh. As one-dimensional as bigs come..
A Rush wrote:I'm of the opinion that it's because you had guys like Melo that you only won the bronze. Like it or not, the ball stops moving once carmelo gets hold of it and that spells death in international competition, especially against the Zone. It also doesn't help that carmelo seems to have the basketball IQ of a peanut. Huge talent but dumb as a rock basketball-wise.
A Rush wrote:BTW if Kobe wasn't on the squad, I'd keep Carmelo. Having Kobe there eliminates any need for Melo since the two play similar style basketball. Ball movement tends to stop with Kobe as well but since Kobe is the better player of the two, Melo is the odd man out. If you have too many players like Kobe and Carmelo on the team, you won't get anywhere in international competition.
A Rush wrote:Carmelo played international ball before. He shot well but otherwise, he was one of those who shot his team in the foot by not moving the ball and looked totally inept facing the zone (hell, he looked totally inept facing the USA zone which was pretty substandard). Too bad all fans today see and admire is scoring. Subtleties of the game which usually determine the outcome just fly over most fans' heads. Just flash no substance.
A Rush wrote:In general though, Carmelo Anthony is one of the most overrated superstars in quite some time. That guy will never win anything on the NBA level, no matter who his teammates are.
A Rush wrote:melo061 wrote:A Rush wrote:In general though, Carmelo Anthony is one of the most overrated superstars in quite some time. That guy will never win anything on the NBA level, no matter who his teammates are.
Quoted for future reference.
Please do. It'll be nice to have on record at least one of the rare quotes of mine which will be proven right.
lakerskobe247 wrote:Actually he is kinda right as Melo does stop ball movement and is not needed. But it is a nice addition as it allows Kobe to spend 100% energy on defense.
GCMD wrote:Melo is actually the second best player on Team USA. He doesn't have the most physical tools but he has the most fumdamentals of any player on that team NOT named Kobe Bryant or Jason Kidd...
Weezy wrote:lakerskobe247 wrote:Actually he is kinda right as Melo does stop ball movement and is not needed. But it is a nice addition as it allows Kobe to spend 100% energy on defense.
He stops ball movement? How, by scoring every time he takes a shot? Isn't that the point? He's not needed? He was our top scorer, we don't need that?
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