Originally Posted by iDunk
I sorta agree. Knicks are getting really overlooked, they have a very deep team surrounded by veterans. Those are the kind of teams that do damage in the playoffs. This is also the best team Melo has played on IMO.
We're a second round team no doubt if we stay healthy all season , we can really challenge Miami & Boston for the ECF. I just don't see us IF we make the Finals beating the Lakers or Thunder. I just really don't.
Thunder. Thats the keyword. You need to pray the Thunder come out of the West.
People ALWAYS forget Melo is just as good as LeBron in these kinds of matchups. Melo does not back down from anybody in important games, INCLUDING LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Derrick Rose. I'm a bulls fan, I witnessed what he did to the Bulls while Jeremy Lin was busy getting shit on by D Rose Melo was torching us from the 3 and eventually hit 2 more 3s in the end to close it out.
Durant had problems against LeBron in the finals and he would with Melo too. Melo is a huge body that will post his ass up and body him all game long and if Durant decides to play him loosely to avoid getting bodied Melo will destroy him from the mid range.
On the defensive end if he manages to get past Melo he will go up against the DPOY Tyson Chandler in the middle.
What happens when Durant opts to let Westbrook take over? Put Shump on him and let him run in to the DPOY also. Let's not forget Jason Kidd is 6'6 and has experience beating the Thunder AND the Lakers in the Playoffs.
The Thunder would have to rely on James Harden for last resort buckets.
And as for Amare? Face up Ibaka and get Perkins in to Foul trouble. If Bosh can play Center for the Heat and beat the Thunder, so can Amare.