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#1 eZZy

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Posted September 23, 2017 - 09:38 AM

 

The New York Knicks have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told ESPN.

Oklahoma City will send Enes KanterDoug McDermott and a second-round 2018 draft pick to the Knicks, sources said.

 

 

http://www.espn.com/...carmelo-anthony


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Posted September 23, 2017 - 09:40 AM

Melo was moved to OKC for Kanter, McBuckets and a 2nd rounder.

I think its a solid move for both sides.

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Posted September 23, 2017 - 09:52 AM

Damn, you beat be to it. :)



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Posted September 23, 2017 - 09:54 AM

...And there goes Paul George.

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Posted September 23, 2017 - 09:57 AM

On paper, it looks like an interesting move....but on the court, I'm not sure how it plays out. Melo is another one of those players that needs the ball in his hand to be productive, and they already have one of those in Westbrook. They lost a solid big man in Kanter there too.


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Posted September 23, 2017 - 09:59 AM

As I said in the other thread....this is one of those moves that looks good on paper, but might not work on the court. They now have three guys who are alpha/ball dominant type players, and there's only one ball to go around.


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Posted September 23, 2017 - 10:00 AM

They're trying to lock up Westbrook by doing this move. I don't know if its good enough though.... 


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Posted September 23, 2017 - 10:14 AM

lol better team than Durant ever had. It's no wonder he's bitter and can't let go. πŸ˜‚Even after winning a ring. Accept it, you chose the easiest way to secure your legacy...being a sidekick to Steph. Doubt trade makes OKC much better but who knows.
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Posted September 23, 2017 - 10:15 AM

lol. They better be in the black and not loose money.



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Posted September 23, 2017 - 10:17 AM

...And there goes Paul George.



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Posted September 23, 2017 - 10:46 AM

As I said in the other thread....this is one of those moves that looks good on paper, but might not work on the court. They now have three guys who are alpha/ball dominant type players, and there's only one ball to go around.

 

That's just straight up not true. Paul George and Melo are fantastic off-ball. 

 

Melo and PG were among the league leaders in catch and shoot 3's. Off catch and shoot, Melo shot 42.6% and Paul George shot 42% from 3. To put that in perspective, Klay shot 43.8% off ball and Ryan Anderson shot 42.7%. 

 

Those guys were just ball dominant because they played on teams that forced them to be that way. 

 

Fans are always talking as in NBA stars are all 5th graders who want to shoot the second they see the ball. It just doesn't work like that anymore. 


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Posted September 23, 2017 - 11:01 AM

bye bye PG to LA!


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Posted September 23, 2017 - 01:40 PM


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Posted September 23, 2017 - 03:03 PM

Remember, no PG13 = no LeBron James.


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Posted September 23, 2017 - 03:29 PM

Remember, no PG13 = no LeBron James.

 

And as I've said before, I am more than okay with that. We don't need LeBron. We have a young up and coming team that can grow into a contender....we don't need instant contendership. 


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Posted September 23, 2017 - 03:34 PM

That's just straight up not true. Paul George and Melo are fantastic off-ball. 

 

Melo and PG were among the league leaders in catch and shoot 3's. Off catch and shoot, Melo shot 42.6% and Paul George shot 42% from 3. To put that in perspective, Klay shot 43.8% off ball and Ryan Anderson shot 42.7%. 

 

Those guys were just ball dominant because they played on teams that forced them to be that way. 

 

Fans are always talking as in NBA stars are all 5th graders who want to shoot the second they see the ball. It just doesn't work like that anymore. 

 

Even if they learn to share the ball...what about the rest of the team? What about defense? What about health? If this was Melo from five years ago, I'd be more concerned. Right now he's just a volume shooter with matador defense.


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Posted September 23, 2017 - 05:29 PM

Westbrook will play the role of LeBron.
George will be Wade.
Melo is Kevin Love.

I like it.
Adams is important.

If they could add a shooter at the wing and a big shooter id put them ahead of every team but GSW

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Posted September 23, 2017 - 05:34 PM

Kanter and Porzingis is a terrible fit

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Posted September 23, 2017 - 05:38 PM

Even if they learn to share the ball...what about the rest of the team? What about defense? What about health? If this was Melo from five years ago, I'd be more concerned. Right now he's just a volume shooter with matador defense.

 

Basketball is all about how you play as a team man. That defense argument is another stupid one. The Spurs were the best defensive team in the league last year and started Pau and Tony Parker. 

 

If Kevin Love can play okay defense and stay on the court vs the warriors then so can Melo.

 

Paul George and Roberson all All-NBA defenders. Westbrook is generally a slacker but is not a liability, he can turn it on if he needs to. Patrick Patterson and Adams are great at defending the post. Surround bad defenders with good/great defenders and they're fine. No team is asking all 5 guys on the court to be lock-down defenders. They just gotta matchup correctly.

No one's saying they got Melo from 5 years ago. We know he's 33. That's why they got him for a backup center, a journeyman and a 2nd rounder. Still, he's an efficient scorer and shooter and understands the game of basketball at the highest level. 

 

You can bring up health for any team. The rest of the team is pretty young, they should be fine. 


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Posted September 23, 2017 - 05:52 PM

I don't see why some people are hating on this trade, it's a great deal for OKC and in my opinion Melo is almost an ideal fit.

 

We all know that the biggest issue with the Thunder was there lack of consistent perimeter offensive output.  Now with guys like Paul George, Melo, and even Patrick Patterson towards an extent, they have a well balanced offensive approach.

 

Melo, albeit a donut on the defensive end, is still a very great shooter/scorer and will thrive playing off of PG and Westbrook.

 

I expect them to either be the 3rd of 4th best team in the West.  They may even steal that 2nd seed from the Spurs considering the decline in Aldridge's performance.  I like the deal for OKC, but hate it as a Laker fan cause who knows, it may change Paul George's mind.


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