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Carmelo Anthony Drama

Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by Crazy49er1313:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Brewer is not a 4 either. Dude is like 6 foot 8 and 100 lbs. He is a 2/3. Mote of a 3. Do you even know who brewer is?

Yes I do, and do you know how D'antoni coaches? He run-and-guns and Brewer could play the 4 in his system. In a traditional sense, yes, he's built like a 3, but when you have Melo, you have to put your best players on the court, and since Curry is gone who else will fill the void at the 4/5 to pair with Amare? Not playing Brewer would be a bad thing b/c he's now one of their best players, not a rotational guy...

Corey Brewer is not a 4 in any system. He may start at the 2 position with landry fields coming off the bench or vice versa. Corey brewer is limited offensively. He is a solid defender but its crazy to think brewer would play the 4

yeah he is a 3 at the most...
Rumor is Brewer could move again. But I think they run...

Billups-Fields-Melo-Amare-Turiaf w/

Douglas-Brewer-Shawne Williams-Balkman-Shelden Williams as the 2nd unit.
Originally posted by Arminini:
This is a solid move for the knicks: obviously not for this year, but upcoming years. If they sign someone like Perkins in the offseason...

PG Billups
SG Brewer
SF Melo
PF Amare
C Perkins

That's solid competition for Bulls and Heat once Celtics get old.

That would be prolly the best, though I think Fields at SG might be better with Brewer as the rotating 2/3/ and occasion a 4 when playing small ball...this offseason they should focus on depth, just like the Heat will
Originally posted by DaDivaRecieva15:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Eddy Curry FTW


Come and touch it Dave

Watch out, he might eat the whole team.

haha

Yeah Brewer is not a 4 or 5 at all.. Isnt he supposed to be speedy? He's gonna be a SG for them for suree
[ Edited by TheGoldenState on Feb 21, 2011 at 9:23 PM ]
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Originally posted by LAFortyNinerfan:
Originally posted by Arminini:
This is a solid move for the knicks: obviously not for this year, but upcoming years. If they sign someone like Perkins in the offseason...

PG Billups
SG Brewer
SF Melo
PF Amare
C Perkins

That's solid competition for Bulls and Heat once Celtics get old.

They need to win soon. Amare is approaching the wrong side of 30, and he came into the league out of high school, which means more miles on the odometer.

That's true. They now have 2 of the 10 starters from last night which is a great place to start.
Glad the melo drama is finally over. If Deron Williams joins the Knicks next summer, wow watch out.
Originally posted by SacRock14:
Rumor is Brewer could move again. But I think they run...

Billups-Fields-Melo-Amare-Turiaf w/

Douglas-Brewer-Shawne Williams-Balkman-Shelden Williams as the 2nd unit.

They have Turiaf still AND Williams? F my "Brewer at the 4" crap, they're fine with Turiaf and Williams rotating in...let Brewer rotate at the 2/3
Originally posted by Arminini:
Originally posted by LAFortyNinerfan:
Originally posted by Arminini:
This is a solid move for the knicks: obviously not for this year, but upcoming years. If they sign someone like Perkins in the offseason...

PG Billups
SG Brewer
SF Melo
PF Amare
C Perkins

That's solid competition for Bulls and Heat once Celtics get old.

They need to win soon. Amare is approaching the wrong side of 30, and he came into the league out of high school, which means more miles on the odometer.

That's true. They now have 2 of the 10 starters from last night which is a great place to start.

All though I hate the media's love affair with all things east coast, I'd much rather see the Knicks successful in the east than the Celtics or Heat, so I hope they can build around this talent quickly.
I am glad it is over too. I was getting tired of hearing about it. I feel for the nuggets, especially the season ticket holders. Like Van Gundy said on Mike and Mike this morning, they will spend the next decade looking to replace what they just lost.
As a Knicks fan, I welcome Carmelo but will miss the players they gave up. Those player out played their contracts and it is exactly what you need on a team to win.

But it is almost a fact that you need 2 studs on your team to win in the NBA. But I will go out on a limb and say Gallinari was on the road to being someone special, great shooter.

Mozgov was showing a few sparks of talent and may have well been on
His way to a 2nd tier Center in
The NBA.

Welcome Carmelo
All i care about is now i dont have to hear anymore about this crap thank god its over with now.
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
As a Knicks fan, I welcome Carmelo but will miss the players they gave up. Those player out played their contracts and it is exactly what you need on a team to win.

But it is almost a fact that you need 2 studs on your team to win in the NBA. But I will go out on a limb and say Gallinari was on the road to being someone special, great shooter.

Mozgov was showing a few sparks of talent and may have well been on
His way to a 2nd tier Center in
The NBA.

Welcome Carmelo

Good evaluation all around.

My problem with Melo and Amare are that neither of them play defense, and there isn't much precedent for a SF/PF combo being the main players on a title team, and I've never thought that D'Antoni's style was conducive to winning titles. But they'll be exciting for sure.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
As a Knicks fan, I welcome Carmelo but will miss the players they gave up. Those player out played their contracts and it is exactly what you need on a team to win.

But it is almost a fact that you need 2 studs on your team to win in the NBA. But I will go out on a limb and say Gallinari was on the road to being someone special, great shooter.

Mozgov was showing a few sparks of talent and may have well been on
His way to a 2nd tier Center in
The NBA.

Welcome Carmelo

Good evaluation all around.

My problem with Melo and Amare are that neither of them play defense, and there isn't much precedent for a SF/PF combo being the main players on a title team, and I've never thought that D'Antoni's style was conducive to winning titles. But they'll be exciting for sure.

Its a good thing they got Corey Brewer to protect the paint then
Originally posted by Hopper:
Glad the melo drama is finally over. If Deron Williams joins the Knicks next summer, wow watch out.

or chris paul
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
As a Knicks fan, I welcome Carmelo but will miss the players they gave up. Those player out played their contracts and it is exactly what you need on a team to win.

But it is almost a fact that you need 2 studs on your team to win in the NBA. But I will go out on a limb and say Gallinari was on the road to being someone special, great shooter.

Mozgov was showing a few sparks of talent and may have well been on
His way to a 2nd tier Center in
The NBA.

Welcome Carmelo

Good evaluation all around.

My problem with Melo and Amare are that neither of them play defense, and there isn't much precedent for a SF/PF combo being the main players on a title team, and I've never thought that D'Antoni's style was conducive to winning titles. But they'll be exciting for sure.

I tend to agree with this assessment but am still mulling over a couple facts...

1) Rebounding- if Melo and Amare can play their natural 3 and 4 positions along side a strong 5 they will be mosters on the board. Theyre both strong and athletic and can outrebound most anyone at their position. With that rebounding advantage they can play uptempo without the implied sacrifice of rebounding. A big, athletic 5 man like Gortat, Robin Lopez or *gulp* Dwight Howard would be scary.

2) Scoring- Offensively, both guys can get whatever they want. the 7 seconds or less system can be adapted to their style because theyre both quick scorers versus more methodical guys. The Suns 7 seconds or Shaq had no chance of success because of his lumbering style, but i think a Knicks' 7 seconds or Melo/Amare can work.

3) The Suns got unlucky in the playoffs a couple times and appeared to be a play or two away from breaking through. ie Joe Johnson faceplant, Amare suspension. So much of winning a championship is getting the breaks at crucial times and it seemed to allude them through no fault of the system. Needless to say, if Sarver wasnt a cheap ass and kept Rondo's pick or payed Joe Johnson the chances of a championship would grow exponentially. Offensive minded systems have worked on other levels of basketball and i think the rules are set up for a system like this to win in the NBA as well.