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Old 02-24-2011, 12:43 AM   #16
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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.
Nice to hear. Defense wins...
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:23 AM   #17
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knicks did show signs of defense tongiht, i think billups will change the culture of the knicks
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:08 AM   #18
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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?
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:25 AM   #19
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Some things I liked about Melo game tonite is......

1)Watching how the Bucks tried to collapse on him, a solid defensive team. Once he drew four players to him.

2) 27 pts & 10 boards on a night where he clearly had butterflies? 1st nite living his dream?

3) Legit threat in the fourth quarter, the last 4 minutes was 100% halfcourt and he thrived in it.

4) Showed he can keep the team in the game


I think I have said before that Melo may be the best scorer in the game.

Even an off night statistically he still eclipses his averages.


Melo is a damn bully.

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Old 02-24-2011, 02:33 AM   #20
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just wait for amare to get in the flow with melo
i cant wait for the possibilities
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:40 AM   #21
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I will tell you one thing, Amar'e might wanna get used to this.

Amar'e maybe arguably be the best PF in the game.

Melo is the 5th best player in the NBA.

Kobe
LeBron
Wade
Drose
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#yeahisaidit
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:24 AM   #22
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I'd throw Durant in there
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:41 AM   #23
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I'd throw Durant in there
In the top 5?

Who's coming out?
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:45 AM   #24
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I'd say Wade.He gets numbers now still but he isnt the same player who won a ring years ago.He forces the issue now.His health is still an issue.I'd say he's just on the outside of my top 5
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:58 AM   #25
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I'm not ready to put Durant in the five yet.

Wade still has it.

Wade still plays on both sides of the ball.

He hasn't regressed at all to me.

The one most likely to fall out is actually Kobe.

Not yet though.

I bumped Durant out to put Rose in.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:07 AM   #26
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Howard is the second best player in the game. Rather have him than Wade.

LeBron
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Probably a point guard. Maybe Dirk.
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Howard is the second best player in the game. Rather have him than Wade.
A Player like Wade makes Dwight useless.

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.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:40 AM   #28
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:49 AM   #29
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A Player like Wade makes Dwight useless.

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.

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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.
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