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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2022 11:45 am    Post subject:

Pros/cons of Brooklyn Nets targeting Carmelo Anthony in NBA free agency

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2022 3:21 am    Post subject:

I was always lukewarm on Anthony as a vet min signing. I'm pretty sure had we given his minutes to Melo, it would have cost us a playoff series. That's how bad Melo is defensively.

Glad we had Kuz when we did. He's not a great player by any means but as a role player you take Kuz any day as he plays with energy on other facets of the game aside from shooting the rock. Never felt Melo fit in on defense. Offense, yes.

Title teams have balance, Melo and Westbrook are 2 signings that really show how little vision Pelinka has for roster building. Or that he simply listens to Lebron way too much.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2022 4:17 am    Post subject:

wolfpaclaker wrote:
I was always lukewarm on Anthony as a vet min signing. I'm pretty sure had we given his minutes to Melo, it would have cost us a playoff series. That's how bad Melo is defensively.

Glad we had Kuz when we did. He's not a great player by any means but as a role player you take Kuz any day as he plays with energy on other facets of the game aside from shooting the rock. Never felt Melo fit in on defense. Offense, yes.

Title teams have balance, Melo and Westbrook are 2 signings that really show how little vision Pelinka has for roster building. Or that he simply listens to Lebron way too much.


How many vet min would've been better than Melo? Markieff perhaps?
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2022 11:15 pm    Post subject:

The Lakers need 8 or 9 guys that can be used to consistently win games. Melo shouldn’t be one of them but at the 10th or higher slot for the vet min we should bring him back. Constant roster churn for players that don’t play much more than the ones we have is detrimental to team chemistry.

Not only bring back Melo, but Dwight and Bradley as well, as long as they are slotted in that 10th thru 15th slot and only play against reserves during garbage time.

They would all be useful for team continuity and resting of the regular rotation players for load management. The old vets may not be able to get us a lead or maintain a slim lead but they can help a group of young players not squander a 20 point lead in the 4th to preserve the starters and rotational players. And they are likely to do just as well as anyone else for the vet min in a deep bench role. Additionally, since we are talking about 6 slots and only three players there is still enough room to add some young developmental players to the roster.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2022 1:11 am    Post subject:

governator wrote:
wolfpaclaker wrote:
I was always lukewarm on Anthony as a vet min signing. I'm pretty sure had we given his minutes to Melo, it would have cost us a playoff series. That's how bad Melo is defensively.

Glad we had Kuz when we did. He's not a great player by any means but as a role player you take Kuz any day as he plays with energy on other facets of the game aside from shooting the rock. Never felt Melo fit in on defense. Offense, yes.

Title teams have balance, Melo and Westbrook are 2 signings that really show how little vision Pelinka has for roster building. Or that he simply listens to Lebron way too much.


How many vet min would've been better than Melo? Markieff perhaps?


Yeah, not really comparable to Russ in the slightest imo considering Melo was a vet min signing.. Markieff had just came off one of the worst shooting stretches in NBA history to end the previous Season and is pretty mediocre on defense (better then Melo but still average at best) and i'm pretty sure he wanted to leave the Lakers? Melo was a solid signing it's just we had to rely on him WAY to much due to the rest of the roster being so poor.. We had two Max guys who are basically part time players at this point and another Max guy making 40 mill that's in heavy decline and was an abysmal fit for our roster.. That didn't leave much room for the role players especially considering Nunn who was our biggest signing didn't play a single game and THT who made the most after our 3 max guys didn't make the jump we had hoped for and was also put in a bad position due to awful roster construction.

Dwight is also a great signing for vet min as long as you don't over use him as we saw him have some great games when utilized correctly.. These guys are vet min players for a reason, they are older and can't play the entire season at starter minutes anymore but they're still far from worthless.
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