Melo at his press conference stated that he was talking to the team about playing effective defense in order to become a better team. Nice initiative. He called himself a team leader and said that he wants to lead by example and will continue to try and play better defense.
I know you miss Gallo but come on guy, don't make up shit.
As for the game,is that an MFin debut or what?27 and 10 out the gate?I knew there would be nitpicking from some ppl.Bottom line is they got a win WITH balanced scoring without practice.N ppl are saying it's "just the Bucks" but this team went to the playoffs last year with virtually the same roster.
I think one overlooked aspect of our acquisition is Chauncey's rebounding.He rebounds very well from the guard position.N did anyone peep him throw it thru Delfino's legs?
Which one is most likely to be shackled to the bench in foul trouble, Wade or Howard?
Howard is over rated to me.
Can't stay on the floor in the playoffs, which is when u need him most, due to fouling anything and everything entering the paint.
I don't know man. If the the NBA was disbanded and scattered, and a new league held a draft to pick up all the players, I have a hard time seeing Dwight go lower than three. He took a not very talented team to the Finals and won a game. There were some good players on that team, but nothing you break the bank trying to get. That's more than guys like LeBron and Pau did before they were with their current teams. More than Melo or Durant. Or Steve Nash. Or Amar'e. Or any of the great wing players of the last couple of generations when they weren't playing with Shaq.
Dwight makes a team full of terrible defenders into one of the best defenses in the league. Puts up 20+ points a game at almost 60% while playing with a bunch of guys who have no idea how or when to get him the ball. Dominates both ends of the court and improves his game every year. He has flaws, sure, but so does everyone. I would trade Carmelo or Durant or Rose for Dwight, straight-up, in less than a heartbeat. He's better - maybe not as skilled - than all of them.
Well, maybe not Rose. It would be weird to move Boozer down to small forward.
It was a great win and it's nice to hear Melo talk defense.
That is the right mentality, and fortunately Chauncey has that as well.
Now, even though we outrebounded the Bucks 43-40, that might have been the biggest problem. The second chance points we gave up in the first half were real momentum killers, everytime we collapsed on Bogut the other guys on the floor wouldn't go after the boards. Fortunately we had some timely rebounds from Toney Douglas and Carmelo Anthony to make up for it.
The Bucks had 13 offensive rebounds tonight, that's bad.
Our initial defense often wasn't bad but those second chance opportunities, which led to open threes were very unfortunate.
Still, we held the Bucks to 43.9% shooting from the field, too bad no one on our team was efficient besides Toney.