Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Melo Drama - The Team He Should Go To

Carmelo Anthony, one of the superstars of the NBA recently is on the media and internet buzz. Trade talks between Denver, New Jersey and Detroit has been buzzing the basketball world and until now the deal has not yet been done.

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov declares the deal is off since for him he feels the Melo trade took a long time to take place and he feels that the superstar himself is not interested.

Carmelo, has been critizes by sports analysts to be a one dimensional player and has not reached the Elite status such as Wade, Kobe and Lebron has. He has also been criticized that he lacks the defensive ability and considered to be an offensive player rather than a balanced offensive and defensive player.

But despite the criticisms, Melo is really a good Nba player. At 26 he is one of the most successful players out there in the league who could take crucial shots and carry a team in his shoulders. But like any other players, they tend to look at their future. Players today are more concerned about winning championships rather than taking a large chunks of money, in this case this is a good sign because this is what basket ball is all about.

But should he transfer to another team, the best team he could probably land where he's special abilities are needed, a team never had an explosive SF/G in their roster. A team that has consistently made it's way in the playoffs but lacks that IT factor, "the Utah Jazz".

I'm not a Utah jazz fan, but base on their history since they had Sloan as their coach, in their defensive and offensive pick and roll strategy, they never had the likes of Wade, Kobe, Lebron, Durant, Melo as their small forward/guard.

Yes, they had hall of famers , Karl Malone and John Stockton, they even had the sharp shooter Jeff Hornacek , but if you look closely, the team they had 13- 14 years ago and the team they have right now or even last year, are almost identical.

They had Boozer an explosive power forward who filled the shoes of Malone, D- Will who filled the shoes of Stockton, their team had it all except for that one slasher who could have led them to another NBA finals.

Currently the Jazz are doing great without Boozer. But still, they are not considerably an elite team unless they have added the likes of Melo to their team.


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