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    Default Granger or Melo?

    If you were the Pacers GM, and the Knicks called and offered a straight up swap of Granger for C.Anthony, would you do it?
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    Default Re: Granger or Melo?

    Yes.

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    Default Re: Granger or Melo?

    I don't think Melo would be happy playing in Indy after seeing how hard he pushed to get to NY in the first place.

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    Default Re: Granger or Melo?

    hell yes

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    Default Re: Granger or Melo?

    This was going to be a question in the Knicks thread, but I wanted a poll.

    Personally, I don't like Anthony. Denver was better without him, and so far the same is true of the Knicks. Heck of a player, but not a winner.

    If New York had Granger instead, you guys think they'd be a worse team?
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    Default Re: Granger or Melo?

    I'll take Melo over Danny. Danny's a good two-way player, but Melo is everything that our offense needs, other than a point guard...

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    Default Re: Granger or Melo?

    If I were to simply compare them as SFs...while ignoring contract/salary....MarshMelo is a much better scorer and ( I think ) a better creator on the offensive end then Granger is. If anything, he's a much better "Robin" then Granger is.

    However, I think that he needs a very solid supporting Cast that can complement him....like last year when they had a solid PG like Billups running the point. Overall, I think that Melo is the better SF...but wouldn't be a good fit for this Team.
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    Default Re: Granger or Melo?

    If this was just a straight up trade I'd take Melo and then trade him in 90 days.

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    Default Re: Granger or Melo?

    Hell, no. Look, I'm not saying that Melo is not the best player of the two. Because he is. However, I would NOT like him in my team. He is not a player I could ever root for.

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    Default Re: Granger or Melo?

    Melo is ten times better than Granger. Some people on this board wouldn't Granger for Jordan in his prime.

    Melo/Hibbert is way more dangerous than Granger/Hibbert.

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    melo is a better player skill wise, but i would not trade him for danny. melo is too much of an individual player. ball stopper. plus his attitude has really soured. no thanx

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    Some people on this board wouldn't Granger for Jordan in his prime.
    Untrue. Jordan had no problem of passing the ball sometimes when the game was on the line and was a good teammate.

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    Default Re: Granger or Melo?

    a nobrainer.

    btw, there'd be so much tension between Melo and MSG. Imagine a playoff series with Melo coming back. Flashbacks yet? All that's left is Reggie teaching him the choke sign.

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    Default Re: Granger or Melo?

    Is this real life?

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    Default Re: Granger or Melo?

    In a vacuum, Melo is a more dynamic player because of his ability to score in bunches. But in a team environment I'd rather have Danny, even if he can disappear at times. I'd prefer the guy that has shown that he can step back when his shot isn't falling over the guy who stubbornly forces the action even when he's having an off night.

    And as has been mentioned, it's no coincidence that the Nuggets and Knicks were and are better without him.

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    Default Re: Granger or Melo?

    No. Sorry, but I've never been a fan of the way Melo has carried himself. I don't see him being a good fit for this team. Danny is a class act, Melo... errrr, not so much. As tempting as it is from a sheer talent standpoint, I would pass.

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    Default Re: Granger or Melo?

    I'm no Granger fan boy, but Carmello doesn't help you. He would be one of the better one-on-one players and he's strong as an ox, but his game doesn't mesh with other players.

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    Default Re: Granger or Melo?

    All things considered, I can see why you would do it.

    However, one player doesn't make a team. Melo is great, but he needs a coach who will control him. It's concerning that Denver got better when he left, and NY was worse. I know, players changed etc, but a team will live and die by Melo. We think it's bad when Danny goes 4/14? Wait until Melo goes 4/24 in a game that is close.

    Personally, I like what is being built here. I don't see a player like Melo helping much, based on the fact that he will single handedly take over, for better or worse. The Pacers are better when David/Roy are creating space for DC/PG/Danny, and worse when DC/PG/Danny are trying to create.

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    Default Re: Granger or Melo?

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    In a vacuum, Melo is a more dynamic player because of his ability to score in bunches. But in a team environment I'd rather have Danny, even if he can disappear at times. I'd prefer the guy that has shown that he can step back when his shot isn't falling over the guy who stubbornly forces the action even when he's having an off night.

    And as has been mentioned, it's no coincidence that the Nuggets and Knicks were and are better without him.
    Wow. Nice post. I did not read that prior to posting, but I have similar thoughts. I agree his game doesn't help the team concept. He's like the SF version of Allen Iverson, but not quite so startlingly bad.

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    I'm no Granger fan boy, but Carmello doesn't help you. He would be one of the better one-on-one players and he's strong as an ox, but his game doesn't mesh with other players.
    Actually Melo fits the Pacers system better and Danny fits the NY system better.

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    No because I'm going to enjoy watching the Knicks implode with him back.
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    Actually Melo fits the Pacers system better and Danny fits the NY better.
    How so. At least for the Pacers, I don't see Melo helping win games. I see him dominating the ball. We might as well bring back Al Harrington.

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    No because I'm going to enjoy watching the Knicks implode with him back.
    This. Jeremy Lin's star just started to grow dim. Too bad for him he has to play with Melo who makes everyone around him worse. He's like the anti-JKidd.

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    Is this real life?
    Sometimes I wonder why you don't support the Wizards. But they have so much talent..

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    How so. At least for the Pacers, I don't see Melo helping win games. I see him dominating the ball. We might as well bring back Al Harrington.
    Melo is probably the best one on one player in the NBA, the Pacers offense is usually one on one offense, he could be perfect here and Danny in NY could be perfect for his ability to shoot the 3 and open the floor for Lin and Amare.

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