Interesting ramblings from Dave Krieger in the RMN
So I realize you don't want to mess with a fragile cosmic force like this. Nevertheless, I'm just saying, they could use a strategy to end up with the sixth seed.
Let's be honest for just a minute, and then we can go back to taking them one at a time and always playing to win and reveling in the sight of Carmelo Anthony getting in foul trouble because he's trying on defense.
That's not a shot, by the way. It is the most auspicious sign about Melo we've seen. He's dealt with the unfamiliar experience of being benched when games were on the line by pouting a little - hey, he's 20 - but not much.
Then he looked around - at Marcus Camby and Kenyon Martin and Andre Miller and Greg Buckner - and now he's doing his best to get with the program. He has a ways to go, but the effort is a sign he might aspire not merely to celebrity and wealth but also to greatness, the most precious of the three by far.