Originally Posted by 100027
I didn't say he has a low overall IQ, but he seems to have a limited understanding of the entire offense and his place in it (same goes for the defensive end). He doesn't see the game moving around him when he gets his ISO-vision.
Also, he doesn't seem to understand how to improve as a leader.
Just umbrellaed those things under "IQ". Basically to say that it's certain mental aspects of his game that limit him and create his ceiling.
he's not a leader in the sense that he makes his teammates better, i suppose, but he does try to lead by sheer force (aka scoring) and not being a pussy about it when his attempts fall short and all the criticism comes down on him.
that's not enough to make the team better overall and i understand that, but i really do think that he's the type of player who's lacked complementary support from other players on his team.
he's not a first like lebron, chris paul, paul george, etc, but he's the knicks first man, which says a lot about the ****** knicks organization more than it does about carmelo as a player, i think. his situation in denver was similar