Originally Posted by Rameek
You can see how Melo and JR have been inefficient because they are looking to score more under more duress. Their mentality has changed. They are not looking for good shots but scoring with blinders on. That means the ball movement stops because they are the only penetrators and they dont kick it out for a better shot. Teams dont double as much anymore so there are not as many good looks. Role players can not be afraid to make something happen. JR and Melo just dont trust the players around them anymore.
Overall your post is solid, but the bold part hits the point home with me.
Role players are what they are, but when they are not playing well you cannot just say screw it I'll do it myself.
I think they played well early on because they were trusted, and seriously wonder where did that trust go?