[Post Game Thread] New Orleans Pelicans (5-9) defeat Portland Trailblazers (5-10) by 115 - 104.
Carmelo Anthony ends his season debut with 10/4/0 on 4-14 on a game low -20 on the floor
Damn, they really benched him at the end of the game despite being down by nearly 20. That has to be an absolute confidence killer for melo
[–]Knicks zoo32 64 指標 4小時前
+/- of -20 on 29% shooting with 0 assists and 5 TO. Welcome back Melo, it’s like you never left!
[–]TheBlind Salesman 63 指標 4小時前
Based on all the front page highlights I thought Melo tore it up! Then I see that the Trailblazers lost, Carmelo had a team worst (+-) with a bunch of turnovers, and was wondering what was going on! It’s going to be interesting to see if Melo can get back up to NBA speed.
[–][TOR] Pascal Siakam IThinkItMovedJerry 136 指標 5小時前
Give him time, Rome wasn't built in one day.
[–][GSW] Kevon Looney Helicase21 660 指標 5小時前
keep building brick by brick
[–]Lakers Jayveesac 122 指標 5小時前
How many Romes has he built now with all the bricks he's thrown
[–]Raptors rsrsrsrs 32 指標 5小時前
[–]DMThorn 188 指標 4小時前
Almost forgot why he was out of the league for over a year.
[–]Rockets bauboish 30 指標 4小時前
Theres a reason why NBA teams prefer crappy role players over him. His entire career he has never ever done stuff that role players do. It's not like he can somehow learn to do that stuff now when hes in his mid 30s. Most ball dominant stars dont age like Vince Carter.
[–]kungfoojesus 7 指標 4小時前
Honestly, if you continue hiring him you deserve to get Melo’d
[–]foamrollmyback 2921 指標 4小時前
His Defense is literally just telling other teammates to guard his man lmaoo
[–]Warriors procrastinator67 168 指標 4小時前
Bro I do this at the gym every time, Blazers could get me much cheaper.
[–][CLE] Sasha Pavlovic TiksonBobikson 1083 指標 4小時前
Pelicans' first possession, Melo lost his guy, and he grabbed an offensive board lol.
[–][NYK] David Lee CaptainKirkHinrich 720 指標 4小時前
That’s the craziest part to me. His guy was in the corner. It’s not like he was running around. Melo just straight up ignored him and missed the box out lmao
[–]Bucks mommainsanedaddyOG 157 指標 3小時前
Ehh I’m willing to forgive a guy who has had an entire like 4 days to learn their offense and defense. NBA defenses are way more complex than most people realize
[–]Lakers eunit8899 121 指標 3小時前
You shouldn't forgive lack of effort.
[–]Holy Aty 454 指標 3小時前*
Boxing out is not something you learn with your new team after 15 years of professional basketball.
[–]Mavericks Liyarity 193 指標 2小時前
He doesn’t have 15 years of experience playing professional defense though.
[–]Wizards AchillesFury 50 指標 2小時前
Rookie of the Year!
[–]Nuggets Boustan 85 指標 3小時前
He has come back and played exactly like the melo we saw the last 3 years before the year off. Horrible black hole offence, and literally no effort on defense. I honestly think from an impact standpoint (number of shots, minutes, +-) he may now be one of the worst players in the NBA (if not the worst).
[–][SAS] Manu Ginobili camfa 30 指標 2小時前
Worse of it all, his attitude didn't seem to change a bit. I saw him laughing after he got an offensive foul, as if thinking really bro, you call that on me? a Superstar? . I hope I'm wrong, peak Melo was an offensive beast, but his NBA days seem to be over.
[–]phantom_thief00 86 指標 3小時前
He's done. Funny when people are genuinely curious why people hate on Melo and don't give him a chance. This guy has received multiple chance and this looks to be his very last one and he can't even give any sort of effort on D lol.
[–]Raptors mug3n 16 指標 3小時前
I don't think he's lazy. I think he's washed. he can't keep up anymore. this ain't nuggets or knicks melo, he's lost more than a few steps.
[–]theperfectalt5 45 指標 2小時前
He had/has no desire to work on any part of his game forever. 14 shots in 23mins in his debut, 0 defense.
That should be 4 shots and average defense
[–][LAL] Lonzo Ball oshapls 677 指標 4小時前
Warriors and Blazers faced each other in WCF and they are now the bottomfeeders of the West.
[–]Wizards makingsomeeggs 155 指標 4小時前
Warriors are at least winning right now
[–]Rockets AccidentalBeans 161 指標 4小時前
The Warriors are 2-12 right now.
[–]Lakers Skorua 74 指標 4小時前
The warriors have 2 all stars and the number 1 draft pick waiting
[–]Bucks CompleteSpud 66 指標 3小時前
number 1 draft pick
laughs in spurs
[–]Spurs 713_ToThe_832 46 指標 4小時前
The blazers won't be bottom feeders, they'll stay afloat with dame playing at an MVP level and they have a fuckton of home games in december + they play some pretty bad east teams coming up. As long as dame isn't seriously hurt they'll hang around and when they get Collins/Nurkic back they'll go on some crazy winning streaks
I still think they're making the playoffs for sure
[–]Trail Blazers irelli 67 指標 4小時前
We're probably not making the playoffs.
Just too injured too early and guys aren't coming back until it's too late to make up for it.
[–]Spurs J-ROCK88 51 指標 5小時前
Who turns it around first? Spurs, Blazers, or Pelicans??
[–]Trail Blazers JarekBloodDragon 25 指標 5小時前
Who ever gets healthy first
[–]Pelicans LookLikeUpToMe 69 指標 5小時前
I feel like we are getting there.
[–]Raptors ZeroMomentum 9 指標 3小時前
Jrue killed it in the second half.
[–]Pelicans Andtheyrustledsoftly 49 指標 5小時前
We’ve won 4 of our last 6
[–]Nuggets TheThingsIdoatNight 17 指標 3小時前
Plus y’all got Zion incoming, my moneys on you
[–]Pelicans dullscissor1 15 指標 5小時前
A healthy Pelicans team is a six seed in the west
[–]carl73833 596 指標 5小時前
Let's be honest
The only reason anyone was watching a Blazers-Pelicans game on a Tuesday evening was to see Melo
[–]Rockets IWonFriendsWithSalad 14 指標 4小時前
Excuse me, but I can watch POR-NO every day of the week.
[–]Thunder pig_says_woo 20 指標 5小時前
I like seeing Portland suck with or without melo. And jrue holiday
[–][NOP] JJ Redick OhhWowzers 36 指標 5小時前
I was watching for my boy
[–]Lakers rawchess 215 指標 5小時前
Watched it for BI and Jrue.
[–][CHA] Malik Monk CLTwolf 45 指標 5小時前
Those dudes can ball. When Zion and Lonzo get back they are definitely playoff caliber
[–]Bulls Creditworthy 15 指標 4小時前
I agree with you man. The young guys are all clearly starting to mesh. Great communication on defense tonight which was a big change from earlier games. Ingram is playing like an all star so far, and Hayes brings so much energy. However I think they are going to be extremely cautious bringing Zion back, and think they need him to be a stud and plus defender if they are going to make the playoffs.
[–][SAS] Dejounte Murray desubeast 154 指標 5小時前
No way Melo makes it to January lmfao
[–]Raptors rookie-mistake 59 指標 5小時前
at this rate idk if he'll make it to december
[–][DAL] Seth Curry Rain_On_Them 25 指標 5小時前
He might get the 10 day treatment if he plays like this from here on out
[–]Raptors chiefwakaflocka 52 指標 5小時前
NBA Fans: BRING BACK MELO OR WE RIOT
NBA Fans after Melo returns: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
[–]you_cant_ban_me_fool 262 指標 4小時前
Are the Blazers that desperate?
It’s crazy how fast Melo went from ‘I ain’t no bench player’ to out of the league to back being a starter and soon back out of the league...
[–]Jazz MrMojoRiseman 30 指標 3小時前
They were giving Hezonja real minutes, so yes
[–]Trail Blazers PM_ME_UR_SKILLS 12 指標 2小時前
This guy gets it
[–][MIA] Chris Bosh KXE5 1234 指標 5小時前
He didn’t get benched. They said all along that he was gonna play ~20 minutes
[–]MarshalThornton 95 指標 4小時前
Also he had 5 fouls
[–]Warriors LeBronHatesFreedom 95 指標 4小時前
I'm sure his performance didn't help.
[–][PHO] Steve Nash yuhanz 34 指標 4小時前
To limit the damage he causes
[–]DrKersh 514 指標 4小時前
phew, imagine if he played 35 minutes, -45 and 6 of 25
[–]Rockets aboooz 969 指標 5小時前
He just refuses to guard shooters and doesnt make up for it on the offensive end. I dont see how he benifits the Blazers at all.
[–]Warriors WickedFierce1 1144 指標 4小時前
He was letting people by and not helping on defense. I expected a better defensive effort from him. I don't know why. Probably because anyone in their last chance would give their best. Not him.
[–][SAS] Boban Marjanovic CaptObvious420 553 指標 4小時前
Melo gets his long-awaited last chance, and the first thing he does is make a documentary where he talks about how he had to think about it.
I’d love to be wrong, but I don’t think he grew much from this lapse in employment.
[–]phantom_thief00 49 指標 3小時前
Not easy to change. Dwight is an exception but it took him nearly a decade.
[–]Lakers crisvincent 80 指標 2小時前*
The difference is Howard always played hard on defense. The problem with Howard before was that he would get discouraged if his touches were limited. Melo, on the other hand, was never known for playing hard on defense.
[–]Lakers Pacific_Marlin 68 指標 2小時前
the point is he's changed his ways and adapted, unlike what we saw from Melo tonight
[–]Pistons Jaerba 91 指標 4小時前
His defense was the reason he was cut before. He was starting to play like a spot up shooter. But he's probably one of the worst 10 defenders in the league at this point.
[–]Hornets BatumTss 21 指標 3小時前
A spot up shooter needs to play defense period, otherwise they have no business starting, especially if it's a contender. And Melo isn't even that efficient for a shooting role, you can easily find a good shooter outside of the league as well.
[–]Warriors LeBronHatesFreedom 278 指標 4小時前
He's 35, this is his best.
[–]Raptors MMPride 305 指標 4小時前
Kyle Lowry has entered the chat
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[–]Raptors ProfessorBeast55 222 指標 4小時前
Vince Carter has entered the chat
[–][GSW] Baron Davis johanan9107 48 指標 3小時前
You seen Korver at least try to hustle on defense during his stint with the Cavs?
Korver was fucking 36, you'd expect Melo to at least show the same effort.
[–]NBA bondom3417 310 指標 5小時前
I know Melo gets crap for his defense, but honestly what's Whiteside's excuse?
[–]OculusBlurr 97 指標 5小時前
Melo actually tried is what I’ll give him. Whiteside just stares
[–]Lunar_Melody 164 指標 4小時前
Did you watch the game today? Melo was a non-entity on defense, literally 90% of plays he stood in the corner and did nothing.
[–]Bulls Creditworthy 71 指標 4小時前
He was so slow on rotations. Gave up open 3's. There's a reason he had the worst plus minus on the squad tonight.
[–]Heat Slipin 85 指標 5小時前
I am so glad we dumped Whiteside.
[–]Trail Blazers frontpagedestined 37 指標 4小時前
hes so bad..
[–]Trail Blazers Dgeneratte 14 指標 5小時前
He is the biggest disappointment. I really hope a trade happens soon
[–][MIA] Wayne Ellington JewRepublican69 15 指標 4小時前
AND WE GOT MEYERS TOO!!!!
[–][TOR] Pascal Siakam MrGrieves- 5 指標 3小時前
Really hope he doesn't get a big contract from you guys.