Originally Posted by 1_BAD_TIGER
Well Melo's going to get some criticism that's not constructive from many clueless people on this site, because his team let him down again. Billups plays well in the regular season and inconsistent in the playoffs, Nene is a beast that plays like beauty, J.R and Bird man are already on a flight going to the Bahamas. It's also Melo's fault that Kenyon has bad knees and Karl has cancer.
unfortunately, being the face of the franchise, you get the credit when the team does well and the blame when it does poorly. Just as Dirk as received undeserved criticism for his team losing and Kobe got it in '06.
Melo is a great player but I don't think he takes the reins with his teammates as much as he should to keep them focused on the task at hand.
I think if you can replace K-Mart and JR, you'll be well on your way to having a strong contender again.