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The Issue Was Melo's Defensive Deficiency

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on the one hand, cwik claims melo was "stubborn" and refused to change positions. then he provides a long quote detailing how melo did in fact change positions, but it was owner james dolan who insisted he go back to small forward.

that's modern journalism: never let inconvenient facts get in the way of a good narrative
 

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on the one hand, cwik claims melo was "stubborn" and refused to change positions. then he provides a long quote detailing how melo did in fact change positions, but it was owner james dolan who insisted he go back to small forward.

that's modern journalism: never let inconvenient facts get in the way of a good narrative

That “all he had to do was score” line too.

Like...oh, that’s it? Perfect! How easy!
 
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Overlooked, is how bad D’Antoni’s defenses usually are. Not the worst, but never better than average; often below. Maybe constantly allowing offenses to get the matchups they want because they know you’ll switch a PF onto a SG is a bad idea? Who’da thunk.
 

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Overlooked, is how bad D’Antoni’s defenses usually are. Not the worst, but never better than average; often below. Maybe constantly allowing offenses to get the matchups they want because they know you’ll switch a PF onto a SG is a bad idea? Who’da thunk.

Yeah, that was interesting. Give us all these stats about how often they switch in their scheme, but no stats about how effective it is. Should the scheme be switched up?

And you mean to tell me they really missed that OKC-Jazz series, and were surprised that Melo was a bad fit for their defensive scheme?
 

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What a stupid article. I'm trying to decide which of the thoughts are more ridiculous. The fact they didn't know that Melo struggles defending the pick and roll which I thought every person on the planet knew that had watched more than 5 NBA games in a season or the fact Houston is a team that goes around making decisions based on defense.
 

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Overlooked, is how bad D’Antoni’s defenses usually are. Not the worst, but never better than average; often below. Maybe constantly allowing offenses to get the matchups they want because they know you’ll switch a PF onto a SG is a bad idea? Who’da thunk.
It is also overlooked how bad of a coach D'Antoni is.
 

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Hopefully Melo gets one last chance. Maybe a Vinny “the microwave “ Johnson kind of role for a playoff team and let’s him go out a little differently.
 

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