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#321 BasketballIQ

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 07:56 AM


additionally, he'll be 30 -- on the tail end of his prime.


His post game and jumper will be reliable for a few more years.

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 10:08 AM

Melo has a legitimate chance of coming to LA rather than Lebron, whom I can name a million reasons why he won't come to Hollywood. But here's what would help our chances in snagging Melo:

 

1) LA has to do relatively well this year: An 8th playoff seed would be amazing. Personally, if everyone remains healthy, chemistry clicks, and Kobe is his old form, they have a shot at perhaps the 6th seed. This would make Melo feel the team is on the right track and that his presence would drastically boost the team's chance at a championship.

 

2) Kobe has to show some dominance: Self-explanatory. Who would want to join a star that can no longer function as before?

 

3) Knicks have to do bad this year: A first or second-round playoff exit should be enough. I'm sure Melo's tired of that.

 

4) Attract another superstar: Another superstar = another incentive. If we somehow landed Paul George, who wouldn't want to join a team consisting of Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Paul George, and Pau Gasol?

 

Of course not all of these factors have to occur, but they would definitely help our chances.



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Posted August 04, 2013 - 10:18 AM

Nothing reliable about either.  Melo's post game is a mirage.  He for one isn't very efficient from the post and relies and bully ball instead of footwork.

His post game and jumper will be reliable for a few more years.


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Posted August 04, 2013 - 10:25 AM

Paul George is pretty much a no go and him being a RFA is why.  Problem with swinging another superstar is that the only one available better than Melo is Lebron who has a 1% chance of coming also there aren't any guys outside of them that will be available worth spending on if you want to make a run in 2014 without wasting cap for 2015.  Bogut may be an option but he's a huge question mark as far as health and I just don't see him leaving the Warriors if they are doing well to come to start over in LA.

 

All signs points to if they can't swing Lebron they are much better off waiting til 2015 and go for Love and Rondo.

 

Melo has a legitimate chance of coming to LA rather than Lebron, whom I can name a million reasons why he won't come to Hollywood. But here's what would help our chances in snagging Melo:

 

1) LA has to do relatively well this year: An 8th playoff seed would be amazing. Personally, if everyone remains healthy, chemistry clicks, and Kobe is his old form, they have a shot at perhaps the 6th seed. This would make Melo feel the team is on the right track and that his presence would drastically boost the team's chance at a championship.

 

2) Kobe has to show some dominance: Self-explanatory. Who would want to join a star that can no longer function as before?

 

3) Knicks have to do bad this year: A first or second-round playoff exit should be enough. I'm sure Melo's tired of that.

 

4) Attract another superstar: Another superstar = another incentive. If we somehow landed Paul George, who wouldn't want to join a team consisting of Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Paul George, and Pau Gasol?

 

Of course not all of these factors have to occur, but they would definitely help our chances.


"Blake and Parker are good at canceling each other out till our bench point guard comes in"  - Majesty aka Bird Ish (12/4/13)


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Posted August 04, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Nothing reliable about either.  Melo's post game is a mirage.  He for one isn't very efficient from the post and relies and bully ball instead of footwork.

 

Melo did average the most field-goal attempts this past season and shot only at 45%, but with stars around him, such as Kobe, he'd get more room to operate. Steve Nash setting him up would be a bonus. 

 

Paul George is pretty much a no go and him being a RFA is why.  Problem with swinging another superstar is that the only one available better than Melo is Lebron who has a 1% chance of coming also there aren't any guys outside of them that will be available worth spending on if you want to make a run in 2014 without wasting cap for 2015.  Bogut may be an option but he's a huge question mark as far as health and I just don't see him leaving the Warriors if they are doing well to come to start over in LA.

 

All signs points to if they can't swing Lebron they are much better off waiting til 2015 and go for Love and Rondo.

 

No way the Lakers are getting Lebron. He's rather go back to Cleveland than to the Lakers. 

True that, but there is a chance they could attain a RFA. Maybe Luol Deng? Zach Randolph? 






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