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Old 11-10-2012, 10:14 AM   #16
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Default Re: what made carmelo want to get serious?

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:22 AM   #17
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He came into camp is shape because of the Olympics. It happens to all olympics players

Pretty much.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:33 AM   #18
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They probably closed his favorite Donut shop. That explains the loss of weight.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:36 AM   #19
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hopefully he actually keeps it up
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:38 AM   #20
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I think it's winning that changes people's perception.

This could be the exact at same Melo with the Knicks at 0-4, he'd be called a fat slob with no D
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:42 AM   #21
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the correct answers are:

(1) health - last season he had two major injuries to his wrist and groin, causing his jumpshot to leave him completely half the season and resulting in his worst field goal percentage for a season since his rookie season

(2) the Olympics kept him motivated and in shape this offseason

(3) and mainly, Woodson changed the entire identity of the Knicks to an effective gritty passionate defensive unit. Melos played MVP level two way (offense and defense) basketball since the coaching change (if you recall Melo was player of the month last April)
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:04 PM   #22
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olympics and lebron getting his first ring, distancing himself into another universe from carmelo
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:00 PM   #23
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I didn't want to believe it at first, but I've become convinced more than ever that a lot of these Players tune into ISH to get a consensus of what regular peeps think of them.

That "Linsanity" Thread from last season that got up to nearly 200,000 views was probably the straw that broke the camel's back for Carmelo.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:07 PM   #24
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The guy is literally at the peak of his prime right now, 28 years old, give or take a year is what many consider an athlete's peak.

That window of opportunity to cement some sort of legacy is small, so it's good to finally see the commitment we've all been waiting to see. Long way to go this season, and of course the playoffs, but Knicks fans should rightly be excited.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:10 PM   #25
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As for as his defense, i'm sure Thomas/Camby/Kidd have something to do with keeping this guy motivated and in check.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:22 PM   #26
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Carmelo has waited too long to truly get serious. I thought I was the only person that thought he was in poor shape compared to Lebron despite having a similar body type. He has been a "pretty-boy jump shooter" his whole NBA career.

Since The Durantula came into the league Lebron has moved on from his Melo rivalry.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:37 PM   #27
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multi millions dollars salary for running after a ball?






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Old 11-10-2012, 05:42 PM   #28
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He came into camp is shape because of the Olympics. It happens to all olympics players

True. But there's also a tendency for post-Olympic players to wear down as the season progresses. It'll be interesting to watch.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:02 PM   #29
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Cause Melo is playing for his hometown. He doesn't wanna fail New York. He didn't give his all in Denver.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:21 PM   #30
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I think a lot had to do with maturity at his age and learning a lot from this year's Olympics
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