Samurai wrote:killmongrel wrote:I honestly can't believe that some people are entertaining the idea of melo on the team. What does it accomplish? DLO integrating to the team is the no. 1 priority. Finding out which rookies and young players work for the team going forward is a priority as well. Id rather find out what we have in terms of personnel than maybe winning some meaningless games here and there because we have Melo on the team for 1 year. He doesn't move the needle, and might hurt the development of the young players. So what is the benefit? I don't have positive hopes for McKinnie, but at least he could be part of the team's future if he impresses.
I think its more like "one person" advocating for Melo rather than "some people". I'd be surprised if any other posters are pushing for Melo. I don't think offense will be our biggest challenge this season - with guys like Burks, Poole, GR3 (if the Indy version shows up instead of the Detroit version) and Paschall on the bench, we have more shooters on the second unit than we did last season. I think our bigger challenge will be on defense and I am not convinced Melo knows how to spell that word, let alone play it. We also had issues being out-rebounded last year and I think McKinnie moves the needle much more on the glass than Melo.
Not sure if wanting McKinnie to earn his roster spot over any possible competition is "advocating" for Melo, but if that is what passes for advocating around these parts - so be it.