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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:28 pm    Post subject:

deal wrote:
Melo is not a big "deal" one way or the other....

The "big deal" was the Westbrook trade. All the free agent signings are medium deals. Which is all the Lakers need to fill in the rooster.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:41 pm    Post subject:

A 37 year old Melo finally deciding to try and get a ring. Hopefully, it's not too little, too late.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:03 pm    Post subject:

Melo wasting no time after signing with us

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CSH6KnRp837/?utm_medium=copy_link

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:58 pm    Post subject:

His jumper is Smoother than it has ever been.

Playing alongside AD, Russell and LeBron, he is going to have a lot of open shots just being in the right spot and not having to be the facilitator roll or the main star.

I’m very excited to have him on the team, he knows this is one of his best opportunities at the stage in his career to get a ring.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:47 pm    Post subject:

Yay?

I mean, if he generally plays as a sub for Lebron, alongside Russ in the 2nd unit, spacing the floor for Dwight and for slashers like THT and Ariza, then sure, I guess so.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:49 pm    Post subject:

DancingBarry wrote:
Oh boy. Horrible D and while he can shoot/space the floor... my goodness how he doesn't pass on iso. Send a double, that ball is going up.

Oof.


Vogel's offense can be pretty unimaginative at times. Wouldn't be surprised if Melo bails us out of some bad broken possessions late in the shot clock.
Going up against Bron in practice every day should hopefully keep him sharp.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:02 pm    Post subject:

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Aren’t his kids in New York?

https://nypost.com/2021/02/12/carmelo-anthonys-son-kiyan-to-play-basketball-at-christ-the-king/

I think they're in LA. Always see Lala in Vanessa's IG videos.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:12 pm    Post subject:

He actually put up a solid season last year. 40% from three, nearly 15 PER.

With the wide open looks he will get on this team this could be an underrated move.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:12 pm    Post subject:

Just for the sake of pissing off the league start him.

All HOF lineup

Dwight
AD
Melo
Westbrook
James

Melo takes the slower of the two forwards.
James takes the bigger guard.
Westbrook the toughest guard assignment.
AD the toughest wing/forward assignment.
Dwight does what Dwight does lol

I mean just for kicks, do it, Vogel. In the RS. Not playoffs.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:18 pm    Post subject:

We'll have to protect him with some good team D.

But if he sticks to taking wide open shots from the three point line, he can have an effective season.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:22 pm    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
DancingBarry wrote:
Oh boy. Horrible D and while he can shoot/space the floor... my goodness how he doesn't pass on iso. Send a double, that ball is going up.

Oof.


Vogel's offense can be pretty unimaginative at times. Wouldn't be surprised if Melo bails us out of some bad broken possessions late in the shot clock.
Going up against Bron in practice every day should hopefully keep him sharp.



Playing in The Mambas Home will fire him up!!!
KOBE!

from the way way back machine..
The Game That Kobe Bryant Faced PRIME Carmelo Anthony! Game 1 Duel Highlights 2009 WCF - EPIC!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDdiSCt1zVU

I wonder if this was a team decision.. not just Rob
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:28 pm    Post subject:

Melo's a very good shooter (silky smooth), but Vogel will have to get him into rhythm and not relegate him to being just a spot up shooter.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2021 12:40 am    Post subject:

KingKobe20 wrote:
Melo wasting no time after signing with us

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CSH6KnRp837/?utm_medium=copy_link

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I know it’s only practice but he hit 18 in a row and only 2 of them hit the rim… Geez that’s one of nicest form I’ve seen out side of Klay.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:39 am    Post subject:

My expectations are very low. Couldn't stand the guy. But he's wearing purple and gold. I'll root for him hard every game and keep an open mind.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:10 am    Post subject:

Extremely important how Vogel will hide his defensive problems. He need consistent minutes and he need to play with our best defenders. Cant leave him exposed.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:53 am    Post subject:

Carmelo 1200 pts away from passing Shaq 15ppgx80games

Bron 1500 pts away from passing Mailman
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:45 am    Post subject:

Can’t wait to see spot up Melo! Three’s to the dome!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 7:01 am    Post subject:

Expecting a big year from this dude, 100% he still sees himself in Bron’s level, he’s gonna be in the best shape of his life. At 37, Melo know this is the only chance he got left at a ring. I mean a ring and passing Shaq on all time scoring would put him, gasp, ahead of Barkley? (Jk, I think Barkley is up there with Malone, shorter career)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:38 am    Post subject:

I have seen him play last year, and while the defense is without question a major problem, his offense is far more consistent and reliable than Kuz was. He is legit 3 point threat not a sometimes one. He has been working on that 3 ball role (catch and shoot 3) since Houston tried to run him out of the league. He realized that was his way back into the league.

Since we do run isolation ball even with Kuz, I think we will see quite quick that Melo is a more reliable Kuz. But, on the flip, we will hate his D. This is on Vogel now, to make sure he figures out when to use Melo, and when not to.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:52 am    Post subject:

Melo has been one of the great NBA shooters.
And his defense is not that bad in short bursts.

But who would you trust to take the game deciding 3 point shot?

1. Melo
2. Ellington
3 Monk
4. AD
5. James
6. Ariza
7. Nunn
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:46 am    Post subject:

laker50 wrote:
Melo has been one of the great NBA shooters.
And his defense is not that bad in short bursts.

But who would you trust to take the game deciding 3 point shot?

1. Melo
2. Ellington
3 Monk
4. AD
5. James
6. Ariza
7. Nunn


Melo. Back in the day I recall Melo was one of the leaders in the league in game tying/winning shot situations and was hitting those at a 48% clip.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 4:33 pm    Post subject:

A long time ago (before 2006), I considered Carmelo to be the #2 guy in that 2004 draft, ahead of Wade and Bosh. I thought he would end up having similar impact to LeBron.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 4:48 pm    Post subject:

I know this is a Melo thread, but looking at all these other guys just makes me appreciate Lebron even more.

Darko Milicic had been out of the league since 2012, Wade and Bosh retired, Melo almost got forced out of the league and now is a role player, Luke's a coach now, Perkins doing TV..

How can the most hyped up high school player enter the NBA, exceed all expections, and still remain arguably the best player today?!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 5:24 pm    Post subject:

Melo was a good player.
But he got stuck on bad teams.
Or teams that did not have other superstars.

Even Lebron had Bosh and Wade.
Then Irving and Love.

He is a shadow of his former self but can still play the
role of good shooter.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 7:21 pm    Post subject:

laker50 wrote:
Melo was a good player.
But he got stuck on bad teams.
Or teams that did not have other superstars.

Even Lebron had Bosh and Wade.
Then Irving and Love.

He is a shadow of his former self but can still play the
role of good shooter.


Melo had Iverson, Billups, and Stoudemire.
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