Originally Posted by LX
I never thought that highly of him. He's a bit of a one trick pony that needs to be set up just so to be able to get things done. I remember how he wanted to emulate McHale when he came into the league. He ended up down a very different path, and that's a shame. Not that he hasn't had his moments, but he doesn't make anyone better - he needs someone else to make him better in something of an all-or-nothing fashion.
Agreed 100%. He's definitely an explosive offensive player but not nearly as good as he thinks he is.
This is why you don't always go out and get the "best player available" without considering the entire picture. Trading for Melo was a HUGE mistake.... esp. when you consider how Gallo is playing right now. Too bad. The Knicks actually seemed to be on the cusp of getting things right after years of fuck-ups.