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'Melo can't seem to keep his cool

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08:14 AM ET 02.26 | If there is a book on Carmelo Anthony, a few chapters would be devoted to getting him off his game. Kevin Garnett has already written the chapter on how the proper trash talk can turn Melo into a raging cereal stalker, and now Spencer Hawes will be writing the one on how a little excessive bodying and bullying and maybe an accidental elbow to the neck can get him off his game and open the door to a suspension from the league for, say, a retaliatory flagrant smack to the head. ... "That's something I'm trying to talk to all the guys about, it's just not Melo," [Mike Woodson] said. "We just got to leave the officials alone. When teams play physical, I want us to play physical and not back away."

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February 26, 2013  08:45 AM ET

It's not Melo; it's the entire team. Shumpert is so ineffective the game becomes very difficult so naturally they get frustrated... I don't know about this coach and his fascination with Shump. The guy is struggling mightily as most second year players do.

Even the best of guards coming out of college need a couple of years to establish themselves in the league. They first learn how to shoot and then how to guard in order to become a shooting guard but our coach doesn't see that...

So yeah.. keep playing Shump and we'll keep losing with frustration... A team is like a bench with five legs. When one leg is broken like Shumpert is the bench can't stand. I don't know what it'll take for Woody to put Shumpert on the bench where he belongs. .. yikes! Where's Larry Brown when you need him?

Woody has lost it!!!

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February 26, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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either kidd or shump has to go to the bench-can't have your slow sg and undersized sf scoring under 10 pts a night

Kidd helps with ball distribution and defends well to start the game. So to me he's good to start so long as he doesn't play heavy minutes. Besides Pablo who is a bit too small and new to the NBA we don't have any other smart players at the shooting guard position.

The main reason we have a very low number of turnovers per game is because we have Kidd and Felton handling it most of the time. Shumpert has no value in the starting line up. He bricks so much teams come down hard on Melo with double teams and get away with it.

And you espect Melo to stay calm? He's getting hit hard, passing to brickers and losing games. Of course the game is no longer fun so he's bound to be frustrated and it's all Woody's fault for sticking with Shump even though it's clear its a dumb move... Dont' blame Melo.. blame Woody!

February 26, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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And you got rid of Ronnie Brewer. The player that was doing pretty good on defense and gave you some offense when the team was winning. OKC got Brewer to use him to defend bigger SG or sf.

Yes, good point about Brewer. OKC got better in that trade and almost no one noticed.

February 26, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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And you got rid of Ronnie Brewer. The player that was doing pretty good on defense and gave you some offense when the team was winning. OKC got Brewer to use him to defend bigger SG or sf.

That's one move I still don't understand. He was our glue guy...what's the 411 GM?

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February 26, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Melo is over rated...period.

He will NEVER lead a team to a title.

I think the Knicks will finish as the #3 seed and lose to the Pacers in 6 games in Round 2 of the playoffs.

Heck, if the Celts finish as the 7, the Knicks could be gone in Round 1.

February 26, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Wilting Under The Bright Lights, Bro?

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February 26, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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Yeah you SUCKERS laugh when I suggested when bring in hardcore thug KMart. Well ya don't think its so funny now do ya? The league and the refs seems to think its okay to have this physicality and trash taking when it comes to Melo. Well I'll tell ya this much, when Riley and Van Gundy coached here they had no problem employing thuggery in the game. Woodson could learn from this. Right now and for the next 10 games he has the ultimate thug in KMart and there should be some very loud message sending if nothing else. Simply utilized the T in Thug as it relates to KMart. You also have Kurt thomas who doesn't give us much else, but is know to give a few hard fouls here and there. Then you have Chandler who never gives up soft fouls, so don't you dare tell me "Woodson" that you can't direct some protection for Melo. If the league and refs are going to be shutty when it comes to Melo, "Woodson" protect him damn it by employing a very physicaltouishly defense. Got damn send this message and Apple and blow the roof off the leaderboard on the comment section of any blogs as it relates to the Knicks. You have Apple's stamp of approval on this. Now send a strong and violent message will ya...........Apple and I'm out!

I agree.

Although, I don't think I can comment (cause apparently I don't watch enough Knick games). But it seems like he has always been susceptible to this kind of stuff and he has a short fuse. You have to have players on your team that will step in when the stars are getting pushed around. You always try and get into the other stars heads and off their games. If Melo (or the other Knicks) can't figure out a way to keep this from happening then it will continue.

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