drtran117 wrote:I attacked your points that you used to form a bull conjecture, then ended saying that because of those points, Carmelo needs to improve his teamwork.
I notice you didn't back up your statement. Hence the following translation of your words: the truth hurts you so much that you'll do anything to avoid confronting it head on, so you sling some mud instead, just like a politician.
Why do you call my reasoning a "bull conjecture"? To make it easy for you, I'll repeat it:
Manitoba wrote:The fact is, Carmelo has won a playoff series in only one year out of nine. Why is it so hard to build a winning team around him?
My guess is that he's not elite but hogs the ball like someone who is. Melo keeps the ball so long that even when his teammates get the hot potato eventually, they have little time to do much with it. So their skills degrade significantly over the season. When the playoffs start, and good teams make Melo's life tough, he has nobody to fall back on, as his teammates are by then thoroughly rusty. So he loses the series.
(The only exception was in 2008-09, when Chauncey Billups was ornery enough to demand his share of the ball, and he could not be denied as his reputation was stronger than Melo's. Guess what, the team started winning in the playoffs. What a coincidence!)
Kobe was talented enough to win with hero ball, but Melo is not.
So my advice would be: "Carmelo, you are not Kobe and never will be, so if you want to win a championship, improve your teamwork."