Originally Posted by shoeking2101
Who's style of play is conducive to winning? I hear this often in association with Melo, but there are very few players in the league who's "style" of play has actually translated to winning, or success.
no, you look at the history of basketball and what it takes to win a championship Melo doesn't have it, in fact having Melo as the best player of your team requires you to sacrifice basically everything you need to win a chip.
He has shown consistently over the course of his career an inability to;
-to elevate the quality of his teammates play
-to form a synergistic relation ship with any other major secondary scorer.
a. Amare played worse pre injury woers when melo got to town
b. the knicks basically couldn't function unless they were playing ISO melo basketball marginalizing everyone else
c. denver offense devloved into turn taking by melo and ai
- to play high level basketball in multiple phases of the game
a. dantoni tried to get him to play three, play more pick and roll, be a better passer he got him fired
b. only effective as a sport up shooter and isolation player
c. forces your team to tilt its entire offense towards the most inefficient play in basketball
d. makes the team easier to defend scout and prepare for
- to be an efficient offensive player without rendering the defense fataly flawed
a. only efficient as a small ball 4, messes up your defense, they can tyson in pick and roll with melo as the only rim protector
b. not effiecent as a wing, is loathed to run pick and roll.
you can't win a chip if he is your best player, its really inescapable, none of these things apply to chris paul.