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Let's Discuss Carmelo Anthony's Role in the Offense

For the last handful of games now, I don't see much discussion about Melo's ISO domination.
I don't know if I am trying to stir anything with that, but it does seem to me that Melo is heavily dominating the ball on offense. Seems to happen a lot that he gets the ball and everyone runs away. He takes a ton of shots but it seems like little is left for others. Obviously the guy is a dynamic scorer and easily one of the best in the NBA. And don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan. When you have a talent like Melo on your squad, you want to maximize him best you can. But are we doing that? Or are the Knicks overusing him?


D'Antoni did just come out and admit they need to get Amar'e more involved in the offense, but before this, I haven't noticed much commentary here about Melo running the Knicks offense. But has anyone else noticed this? It doesn't seem like the Knicks are necessarily the cohesive bunch that we kind of picture in our mind grapes. Whether or not that is directly a result of not having a "proper" PG I am not sure, but I DO think it is fair to expect better offensive play from this group. Yes we have new pieces, but the new pieces aren't exactly strategy game-changers.

It doesn't seem like the Knicks are running the way we might have expected from an uptempo MDA system either. Is it good for the team to have Melo just improvising or would we be more dangerous in having him create off the ball more and feature more cutting and slashing from other players?
Is anyone else noticing this? Does it bear Posting & Toasting discussion??


*Full Disclsoure* : Yes, we have a PG who is currently injured. Baron Davis, maybe you have heard of him? However, since he is yet to return and still weeks away, let's do better than simply saying "Wait til BD is healthy!" We can't just put the season on hold until Diddy is healthy and in peak game form. These games are gonna get played, veteran PG or not. We still need to win more than we lose too.

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