moocow007 wrote:Jay10 wrote:moocow007 wrote:
#7 played in the fastest paced offense in the NBA for half his career...so your statement is not 100% true.
You think #7 wants to run up and down, when he knows his touches are going to be limited?
He slows the game down because he knows at some point his teammates are going to be forced to give him the ball because they can't create for themselves in the half-court.
Why would a faster pace decrease his touches? Why would his teammates be able to create uptempo? I know you hate Anthony but neither of what you are saying makes sense from Anthony's standpoint. I have no doubt that Anthony wants to score. He would get more opportunities to do so if the pace was faster. How do I know that? Because he shot more in Denver...when the pace was faster. The Knicks problem isn't centered around Anthony...it's centered around a front office (in all its incarnations) that have been unable to build a team that can fit around or with Anthony and it's not Anthony's fault (unless you still believe that the only shot the Knicks have ever had to add anyone or build a team went with that relatively "moderate" package they dealt to get Anthony). And no it doesn't mean Anthony is Lebron or a great talent, just means that the only player the Knicks have had that can actually consistently produce is Anthony. That's a condemnation on the front office, not Anthony.
At a faster pace as soon as they get a defensive rebound they would attack the opponent, and not feel like they have to wait for him.
His way of slowing the pace down is to refuse to pass the ball ahead on defensive rebounds, and instead be the last person to pass the half-court forcing everyone to wait for him.
You think this version of Carmelo, who is 2 months from being 33 can keep up at a faster pace?
The Nets' color commentator was laughing at how much time he takes off the shot clock before making the decision everyone knows he's going to make in the end: shot attempt