He's got an NVE-type style I'd say, though obviously in a bigger body.Originally posted by <b>Nevus</b>!
Everyone says Carmelo is smooth, and he seemed that way in college, but watching him in the NBA, I think he moves kind of herky-jerky and kind of hastily, awkwardly sometimes. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and expect him to become more graceful as he learns what moves work for him in the NBA.
I kind of see what you mean... the way NVE moves, it kind of looks like different parts of his body are moving at different speeds and going in different directions But it works for him because it's hard to guess which way he's going to go.He's got an NVE-type style I'd say, though obviously in a bigger body.
The only time people said he was not athletic was when compared to LeBron James. For a small foward he does not have superior athleticism than the rest. He is still not quick enough to guard two guards like Marion can but he is still more athletic than Peja and Rahim are.Originally posted by <b>BEEZ</b>!
Ive been seeing him dunk on guys all season
No thats not what I'm saying. Never said he was in the upper echelon. There were actually people saying he cant dunk, and or couldnt dunk on anyoneOriginally posted by <b>kcchiefs-fan</b>!
He's an average athlete. Just because he's had a few nice dunks doesn't move him into the upper echelon of the league. Hell Chris Mihm jammed on Yao last night. Melo doesn't have great lateral quickness and he's got decent hops, at best.
NO,NO,NO. Right before and after the draft there were posters saying he could barely dunk and wont be dunking on anyone in the league and things like that, I was jsut bringing up the fact that, that was silly because hes been doing it all seasonOriginally posted by <b>Jemel Irief</b>!
He's dunking makes him athletic? Maybe relative to your local obese american, but if you're 6'7" and a small forward in the NBA you should be able to dunk with a broken leg.
I wouldn't list athleticism as one of his assets... or weaknesses really.
Exactly, I remember that as well. I think LeBron is more athletic than Carmelo. Yet, Carmelo is fairly athletic in his own right. He has proven a lot of folks wrong this year for sure.Originally posted by <b>BEEZ</b>!
NO,NO,NO. Right before and after the draft there were posters saying he could barely dunk and wont be dunking on anyone in the league and things like that, I was jsut bringing up the fact that, that was silly because hes been doing it all season