Originally Posted by you go boy
im going to give melo a break... he hasnt played ball in like 6 months so hes not going to be old melo asap...but he does need to find other ways to contribute if shots are not falling
Not coming at you but he did have like 11 rebounds and I think 4 assists and played pretty good D on Bron for most of the night. Sure there were some lapses here or there but I can by far say this is the hardest he's been playing on D his entire career.
Which leads me to my next point. I think the only thing wrong with Melo is that he isn't making his shots and then forcing up these dumb *** shots and ******* up the rhythm of the offense. But I can't help but wonder if his shots aren't falling because he is finally putting in consistent effort on D and he's tiring out. I can vividly remember the camera panning in on him towards the end of the 4th immediately after a defensive possession and he is completely out of breath. Now I don't mean to exaggerate but I can't recall Melo EVER being out of breath on the defensive side of the ball because he never gave a ****. So maybe he just needs to get in better shape so he can affect both sides of the ball.
Also, I can't remember who but after the Wizards game someone pointed out how Calderon often times looks Melo off and will initiate the offence in the opposite direction. I hadn't noticed it until whoever it was pointed that out but after watching the game against the Spurs and this one I started seeing that trend a lot. And often times what would happen was Melo would go the whole possession without touching the ball, regardless of if he was open or not, then would take the ball the next possession and jack up a stupid *** shot and **** up the rhythm. I just feel that we need a better floor general who will better orchestrate the offense and stop consistently looking off our top offensive option so he does feel the need to "get his shots" on his on. Fisher's dumb *** needs to be preaching to the guys the importance of playing within the offense because there hasn't been a lot of that lately.
Lastly two things we need to do for immediate improvement is 1) bench Calderon's bum ***. I mean I really rather just cut him at this point. Dude has to have the worst +/- in all the league. Just turrible. And 2) stop letting Melo bring the ******* ball up the court to start the offense. This has caused the complete annihilation of our fast paced offense and fast break points which was the reason we were ******* winning games in the first place!! Give the ******* ball to Grant or Gallo and let them push the pace Jesus!
Sorry for the rant. Just pissed we gave this game away
Edit: to the post above, I will say that KP's minutes aren't on Fisher entirely. Every game this season so far Fish has had to sit KP for foul trouble. Really would like to see him stay out of foul trouble so he could maybe get some time with the 2nd unit and be the featured option for a bit. Kid def has the ability to average 15 & 8 this season if he can just stay on the floor.