Originally Posted by Rameek
You mention LBJ and KD as far as performance. I said he shouldnt be paid like them. Dont get it twisted. He is a scorer and nothing more. If that constitutes a top 10 player then so be it. He isnt as good as them and he isnt an elite player. If you believe he is I dont begrudge you that. Thats your opinion. You can switch it and push off all the blame on the role players all you like. Elite players show up and perform regardless of what the team is doing. If that said player doesnt win then people look at everyone else first.
He isnt good enough so he needs better players around him. Role players dont make the Star become better the Star player makes the role players better. That is the bottom line.
Except I didn't blame ONLY the role players. But there is a distinct differnce between our role players and other teams role players. You can't get a team full of guys nobody wants and say "go make them a championship team." LeBron James wouldn't win a ring with last year's team.
And I'd argue that Melo, while not consistently efficient, has showed up in the playoffs. But whatever...he's who we got and he's easily been the best Knick we've had since Ewing. I'm going to continue to support our best player. Until Amare is gone, I can't even fix my face to complain about Melo's contract.