Originally Posted by 1987_Lakers
- Heat will cruise to another Finals appearance with Rose out
- Tom Thibodeau proved to us that Popovich is the COY. How do you leave your star player out in the game with 1 min left up by 12+ points?
- Knicks aren't going anywhere in the future with their core of players, too many big name players who don't pass the ball, atleast LeBron & Wade are fabulous passers, Carmelo & Amare are ball stoppers who don't play well with each other.
The importance of a PG is vital to success in todays NBA. The knicks lack of PG play showed in how the pace was controlled by MIA. MIA still is shaky in a half court game and do have quit in them. lets not forget that. Shumpert is not a PG and Melo is not lebron as a point forward.
Thibs can't control Rose drives to the basket, Rose was playing controlled the whole game and seemed to want to try his legs out and it failed.
I agree the Melo Stat experiment is over, but it won't go away, too much money and promise invested with Amare. Wont be able to move him until 3 years from now as an expired.