FiveThirtyEight has no love for Melo
[–]SpursLucked0ut 1161 指標 9小時前
I love how his market value is negative. Like he should be paying his next team to play. That would be amazing
[–]dropdatdurkadurk 401 指標 9小時前
A team can be more subtle than that. They can offer something like "$5 mil per year but you get fined 10k every time you shoot a pull up long 2 with more than 5 on the shot clock". Still end up getting him to pay you to play at the end of the day by the end of the season but without being as blatantly disrespectful about it lol
[–]ThunderGorillaX 180 指標 7小時前
Bruh, even with the $30mil we just gave him last season and his wife's money, those fines would bankrupt him by Christmas.
[–]Lakersexect4500 331 指標 9小時前
Some tanking, cash-strapped teams might like the idea of Melo paying them 300k for a roster spot.
[–][CHA] Malik MonkBizGilwalker 610 指標 9小時前
Their whole analytics system is literally called CARMELO which is why this is so damn funny
[–]ThunderChrowanWestbrook 87 指標 8小時前
why is it called Carmelo? like is there a specific reason?
[–][CHA] Malik MonkBizGilwalker 333 指標 8小時前
it stands for "Career-Arc Regression Model Estimator with Local Optimization"
卡梅罗（CARMELO）是“Career-Arc Regression Model Estimator with Local Optimization（利用局部最优化的职业轨迹回归模型分析）”的缩写。
[–]CelticsRajinIII 245 指標 7小時前
It's a backwards acronym it's literally Melo's name that they turned into an acronym.
[–]BucksDr__Flo__ 254 指標 7小時前*
They named it that as a play on "Elo", which was originally a chess rating system. FiveThirtyEight has their own power ranking formula for each sport they dubbed "Elo," in honor of the chess ranking system. This is a further play on that name.
Edit: to the people not happy that I didn't go deep enough into the etymology:
The "Elo" chess ranking isn't just an arbitrary name or acronym; it is in fact named after the renowned, English band, "Electric Light Orchestra"
Elo国际象棋评估系统可不是随便瞎起的名字或是首字母缩写，这实际上是借鉴了一个知名英国乐队“电光管弦乐队（Electric Light Orchestra）”的名字。
[–][BKN] Mehmet OkurMisterBellic 103 指標 9小時前
Damn, even CARMELO hates Melo.
[–]WizardsMawly-G 176 指標 9小時前
[–]LeJordanBelfort 146 指標 9小時前
He's just washed man, dude was a force in his prime tho
[–]Mavericksxrixxirx 173 指標 9小時前
He was a “never gonna win with him but those stats are nice” player in his prime.
[–]76ersjutiatle 105 指標 9小時前
People saying Melo was just a stats guy obviously didn't watch him. His game was nice. One of the nicest offensive players in a long, long time. He was two games from taking that 2009 Nuggets team to the finals and his supporting cast was veterans well beyond their primes. Folks like AI, Billups, etc. The Lakers team they pushed to six games was a dominate 65-win team. They would have destroyed the Magic in the finals.
The Melo comments in this sub can't even be taken seriously anymore. It's just a meme at this point. You can't even mention his name without the top voted comments just being low-effort karma grabs about him sucking. Yea, he's not great anymore. But please, let's stop pretending he wasn't a top five player in the league.
[–][DET] Ben Wallacezm2485 71 指標 8小時前
Billups was an All-Star the year they went to the WCF and the year after.
Broussard on the Melo situation: "Melo is going to have to accept 'I'm not the superstar anymore, I'm going to have to be a role player or maybe come off the bench', or he's going to go out like Allen Iverson."
[–]Hornetsjocro 1376 指標 12小時前
I can really really see him going out like Allen Iverson.
[–]76erstheeheadman11 467 指標 12小時前
I hate it but it’s so true.
[–]PM_ME_UR_SHY_NUDE 397 指標 11小時前
Iverson was a huge inspiration for him and became a literal mentor in Denver so, makes sense.
[–][PHI] JaKarr SampsonFreak_Fest 100 指標 12小時前
Pretty much the same age as well.
[–]Thunder Bandwagonyusbishyus 128 指標 11小時前
im gonna be really pissed if he goes to another team and decides to come off the bench. really mad.
[–][WAS] Tomas SatoranskyTriggerman2 629 指標 12小時前
"Ay yo P, they said I'm not a superstar anymore!"
[–]LakersDrawsomeawesome 343 指標 11小時前
Chesapeake Energy Arena door closes.
[–]Netsgreenteaarizona_ 444 指標 12小時前
I thought he could have a Ray Allen-Celtics esque year with the Thunder. Boy was i wrong.
[–]NetsLanaRhoades- 191 指標 11小時前
To be honest he was doing well on catch and shoots, 37.2% from three on 5 attempts, last season he shot 42% in catch and shoots, so thinking he would be Ray Allen like wasn't out of the question
If he was doing only that he would be playable, but he takes 10 other dumb shots, i would legit forbid him to dribble the ball and just put him on 3 point spots, but his ego too big
[–][OKC] Steven Adamsbasketballandpuppies 97 指標 11小時前
He was hit and miss, with more hits, before Roberson's injury. Then, when Robes went down he got exposed bad on defense. Then the "miss" games happened more and more. You could see him basically defeating himself, except he has zero self awareness and instead of focusing on something besides shooting he just kept chucking.
It was frustrating because at the start of the season he'd crash the boards for an easy bucket to get going. I don't know if he got tired, injured, or just mentally defeated but he just quit doing anything but chucking up long 2's and ill advised three pointers.
That said, he'd be a great fit on the Rockets!
[–]Celticsabsynthe7 81 指標 11小時前
Melo could be a great piece for a championship team if he was willing to play a sixth-man role, bringing scoring off the bench when the starting offense is resting.
Also, if frogs had wings they wouldn't bump their asses when they hop.
[–]Burningfiresmoke 199 指標 11小時前
The saying Lin returning to the Knicks would be more welcome than Melo....... As a Knicks fan I agree.