Originally Posted by 1_BAD_TIGER
Didn't Melo have 12 rebounds and 5 assists? He's never going to be a good defender because the ref's won't let he play close defense without calling a foul, and what good is it to have your best scorer siting on the bench in foul trouble? Come on, the hate some of you guys throw at Melo is silly. He's not the best player in the league but he's near the top.
I would say a lot of the stuff directed at Melo's defense is fairly accurate. It's definitely mediocre at best and he is lacking in a handful of different defensive skill sets like help defense, blind side blocks and transition D.