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Old 07-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default ESPN: Move Melo to his Natural Position, Power Forward

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Old 07-26-2012, 07:01 PM   #3
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Default Re: ESPN: Move Melo to his Natural Position, Power Forward

If Melo averages 7 boards next year he'll be doing an excellent job. You can't be a "natural" pf if you have no hope of hitting 8 rpg in a starters role and will foul out every game you are forced to guard an 18+ppg scorer at your alleged position.
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Default Re: ESPN: Move Melo to his Natural Position, Power Forward

yes i agree. if Lebron can get away with it, no reason why Melo cant.
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Default Re: ESPN: Move Melo to his Natural Position, Power Forward

It's not a natural position when you would be considered more of a tweener more than anything. He wouldn't rebound enough and his defense would be crap.
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If Melo averages 7 boards next year he'll be doing an excellent job. You can't be a "natural" pf if you have no hope of hitting 8 rpg in a starters role and will foul out every game you are forced to guard an 18+ppg scorer at your alleged position.


not sure that matters

if melo is more effective at the four, and his teammates can make up for his deficeincies at pf, who cares if he looks like a typical power forward

positions are becoming redundant
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Default Re: ESPN: Move Melo to his Natural Position, Power Forward

Then you play Amar'e at Center? Tyson on the bench LOL.
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Default Re: ESPN: Move Melo to his Natural Position, Power Forward

He's never been a power forward, other than spot duty when players went down.

Next ESPN is gonna call Dirk Nowitzki a shooting guard.
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Default Re: ESPN: Move Melo to his Natural Position, Power Forward

Melo is a prototype sf tho. Legit 6 8 and 240 thick build. Can drive and post up and hit the 3
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:32 PM   #11
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Default Re: ESPN: Move Melo to his Natural Position, Power Forward

I guess he could play PF in key moments.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:33 PM   #12
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Default Re: ESPN: Move Melo to his Natural Position, Power Forward

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not sure that matters

if melo is more effective at the four, and his teammates can make up for his deficeincies at pf, who cares if he looks like a typical power forward

positions are becoming redundant
How could regularly being in foul trouble and struggling to rebound not matter? And who is going to make up for the deficiencies in rebounding and defense? Not to mention one of the other two big-money players would have to go to the bench.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:46 PM   #13
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Default Re: ESPN: Move Melo to his Natural Position, Power Forward

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How could regularly being in foul trouble and struggling to rebound not matter? And who is going to make up for the deficiencies in rebounding and defense? Not to mention one of the other two big-money players would have to go to the bench.


you just need more from other players to make it work (fwiw im not talking about melo specifically, just players moving positions)

so melo grabs one or two less boards than a typical pf, you just need your sf and center to pick uo the slack

how many teams have two legit post up threats? just put melo on the weaker one, or get a sf who can cover pfs, and put melo on the other teams sf

you dont need guys who fit outdated ideas of what certain positions should do. you just need team of guys who can fill the roles of a team.

thats becoming clear.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:50 PM   #14
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Default Re: ESPN: Move Melo to his Natural Position, Power Forward

NYK would improve a lot if they could trade Amare for for someone like Andre Iguodala.

That might actually be a trade that works out well for both teams.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:52 PM   #15
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Default Re: ESPN: Move Melo to his Natural Position, Power Forward

No joke I watched a lot of Knicks game Carmelo plays the 4 amazing
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