Lil Leroys Truths About Carmelo Anthony...
- 0 MVPs
- 0 Scoring Titles
- 9 Playoff Appearances, Only 1 Time Past The First Round
- 3.1 Career Average Assists Per Game
And cats **** on Lebron...
I've always been a fan of Anthony but these are depressing things to know about him...
2003-2004: Lost to KG's T-Wolves, who went to the WCF's and lost to the Lakers.
2004-2005: Lost to Tim Duncan's Spurs, who won the title.
2005-2006: Lost to Elton Brand's Clippers
2006-2007: Lost to Tim Duncan's Spurs 4-1, who SWEPT LeBron's Cavs to win the title.
2007-2008: Lost to Kobe Bryant's Lakers, who went to the Finals and lost to the Celtics.
2008-2009: Beat Chris Paul's Hornets 4-1. Beat Dirk Nowitzki's Mavericks 4-1, but lost to Kobe Bryant's Lakers 4-2, who won the title.
2009-2010: Lost to Deron Williams' Jazz.
2010-2011: Lost to the Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo's Celtics (Amare Stoudemire suffered a serious back injury)
2011-2012: Lost to LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh's Heat (Amare Stoudemire punched glass and got injured, while Iman Shumpert suffered a serious knee injury)
Now, I'm not the biggest Carmelo Anthony fan, BUT look at who he faced. During his career, you can only argue that he shouldn't have lost two playoff series'. The one in 2005-2006 versus the Clippers (who were actually pretty good that year with a healthy Elton Brand averging 25 and 10, plus a clutch Sam Cassell) and in 2009-2010 to the Jazz.
I thought that during 2008-2009, Anthony was phenomenal in the playoffs. I remember him outplaying Chris Paul and Dirk Nowitzki. They just lost to a better team in the Lakers, but that series was highly competitive.
Like I said... I'm not the biggest Anthony fan, but I think he's seen a lot of great teams in the playoffs. I only look at the Clippers and Jazz as teams he should've beaten.
And remember, they were emotionally discombobulated because George Karl was fighting cancer, and I remember watching those games and it was clear they were out of it. And Elton Brand's Clipper team that year was for real, they almost beat the Suns but fell in 7 games.
Melo is still 28 years old, but like I said with CP3, Dwight, and D-Will, now you need to get a ring , show us what you can do.
But there is a reason why he is playing to those teams in the first round...... Do you really think the Knicks should have been the 7th seed with that talent? They had linsanity( who is overrated), shumpert, J.R.Smith ,Landry fields, Melo, Amare Stoudermire, and defensive player of the year Tyson Chandler.I understand their was injuries but come on if you put any 2 other superstars on that team to replace melo and stoud there is no way that team is gettin the 7th seed playing against Heat.AND don't say well Melo and Stoud don't play good together because the Heat big 3 doesn't exactly complement each other either ,they basically have 2 slashers and a midrange shooter ,but they obviously made it work and won the finals
And while I think Anthony could move the ball more, if you look at most small forwards (obviously not including point forward types), they average in between 3-4 assists. I mean, Kevin Durant is averaging 2.8 for his career (which looks like it'll go up).
24.7 points, .456 FG%, .805 FT%, .322 3PT%, 6.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals for his career. Has at least made the playoffs every season. This guy is pretty damn good.
My main criticisms of Anthony are I think he could play hard on defense every game and not just versus key matchups. And I think he could get in better shape.
I think this upcoming season will be the best season of his career.
by the numbers Carmelo is the most clutch player in the game but a lot of flaws though
Now, let's take a look at LeBron James' playoff opponents:
2003-2004: Didn't make playoffs
2004-2005: Didn't make playoffs
2005-2006: Beat Gilbert Arenas' Wizards 4-2 and lost to Chauncey Billups, Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace, Rip Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince's Pistons 4-3.
2006-2007: Beat same Wizards 4-0, Beat Jason Kidd and Vince Carter's Nets 4-2, Beat same Piston's 4-2 and lost to Tim Duncan's Spurs 4-0
2007-2008: Beat same Wizards 4-2 and lost to newly assembled Big Three Celtics 4-3, who just dismantled the Lakers 4-2 in the Finals.
2008-2009: Beat Pistons (Billups traded for Allen Iverson) 4-0, beat Joe Johnson's Hawks 4-0 and lost to Dwight Howard's Magic 4-2, who lost to the Lakers 4-1.
2009-2010: Beat Derrick Rose's Bulls 4-1 and lost to same Celtics 4-2 (controversial series for LeBron).
2010-2011: Beat Andre Iguodala's 76ers 4-1, Beat same Celtics 4-1, Beat Derrick Rose's Bulls 4-1 and lost to Dirk Nowitzki's Mavs 4-2
2011-2012: Beat Carmelo Anthony's Knicks 4-1, Beat Danny Granger's Pacers 4-2, Beat same Celtics 4-3 and beat Kevin Durant's Thunder 4-1.
Now, ***obviously*** James is a better player than Anthony, but if you stack up and compare their playoff opponents... It's not even close who's faced the more competition in the playoffs... IF Anthony played in the East his entire career, he'd definitely have more playoff victories and series wins under his belt.
Yeah Lebron has faced easier teams in the playoffs because he is always a high seed. Melo faces hard teams cuz he is always a low seed.
One thing I think that is important to add is that Anthony's teams have always had more talent than Lebron's except for these last 2 years. Denver kept good players around Anthony even when they were giving away Camby and releasing McDyess when he didn't want to play for them. My biggest problem with Anthony outside of him not being in good shape (which is a huge problem in my opinion), is the fact that his teams can look so much better without him. Ball movement picks up and guys seem energized. I had forgotten that Nene had a decent offensive game until Melo got moved. Everyone knows he can play and he's got pretty much every offensive skill, it just seems his committment to improvement isn't the greatest and for a lack of better words, he doesn't always seem to play well with others. At times I think he would be better off with one of those old Iverson 76ers teams, where one guy shoots all the time and everyone else plays d.
TRUE POINTS About Melo...
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TRUE POINTS About Melo...
Leroy UsEd a GHOST WRITER for this POST...SMH
A healthy Knicks squad can beat anyone in the East outside of Miami. If they can avoid them until the ECF then they could be ok.
This could be a make-or-break year for Carmelo's legacy. He can either turn it up a notch or give us the same old thing. The Knicks aren't getting any younger and the Thunder are only getting better. If they don't make a deep run this year the Knicks could fall behind the pack. What's worse, the Nets now compete with them more and could end up being better.
I think he could make a run at the MVP award if he has monster numbers like 27, 8, and 4.
Signing an aging Kidd isnt great Long Term..But for the next 2 years ,getting him will help settle the vets..I think Amare & Melo will respect Kidd and listen to what he has to say,much quicker than they would Jeremy Lin...And during Felton 1st tenure in New York,he and Amare played the pick & roll so well....
I am a fan of the Denver Nuggets. I've been watching this guy his whole career. There isn't a doubt in my mind that he is a superstar. He's a very clutch player, or at least he was in Denver. I've only seen him close out a game once in New York, and that was against the Chicago Bulls.
Anthony has struggled in the postseason, sure. However, he has faced extremely difficult opponents and he has still made the playoffs every year. Now he is trying to get it done in New York. They have a good team on paper, but only time and chemistry will tell how good this team will be.
I think Melo will have the best season of his career this upcoming season. He's playing for Mike Woodson, a defensive wizard whenever it comes to coaching. I think Melo will be determined to be a much better defensive player, and a lot better overall player. He needs to upgrade his defense and his passing, and maybe cut down on the attempts a little bit. But if he can do those things this season, the New York Knicks will be sitting pretty in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
to be great you got pull upsets.
nowiztki took on the better heat team (11)
wade took on the better mavs team (05)
durant beat the best teams in the nba to get to the finals at such a young age. (12)
to say that carmelo lost all those series because the other teams were better isn't a good argument imho.
to be elite, you got to do elite things and win. melo hasn't done that
Say what you want..but the last two olympics he has been the best player we have!!! Take it to the face lil Leroy..