Author Topic: Video: Paul Pierce takes Fab Melo to school  (Read 3000 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Snakehead

  • Bailey Howell
  • ***
  • Posts: 3453
  • Tommy Points: 177
Re: Video: Paul Pierce takes Fab Melo to school
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2013, 08:31:44 PM »
He is what he is, but his hands are poor and he is weak.   PP was pushing him around from what I saw, he is raw.  Everytime they made contact Melo went backwards.  He has improved since we got him but he needs a lot more work on his hands and strength.   Both things that can be fixed with time.

It's a skill to learn how to work against pressure and how to protect the ball, and size doesn't make you not have to know how to do those two things.

He has to learn.

Big men just don't learn low post offense like they once did.


"I really don't want people to understand me." - Jordan Crawford

Offline tonyto3690

  • Brandon Bass
  • Posts: 440
  • Tommy Points: 39
Re: Video: Paul Pierce takes Fab Melo to school
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2013, 08:34:07 PM »
It's not like they were going hard.  I'm sure if Melo wasn't going against the face of the franchise and it was a shootaround he could have stuffed Pierce.  He has like 50 pounds and 4 inches on him. 

What I think it does a good job of showing is the value of having veterans around like Pierce and KG so they can help the younger guys along and also keep the egos in check to make sure they realize they haven't made it.  They can always get better.

Offline LooseCannon

  • Don Nelson
  • ********
  • Posts: 8100
  • Tommy Points: 604
Re: Video: Paul Pierce takes Fab Melo to school
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2013, 08:34:22 PM »
Well, there is a reason I have suggested that Paul Pierce might make a better smallball 4 than Jeff Green.
"The worst thing that ever happened in sports was sports radio, and the internet is sports radio on steroids with lower IQs.” -- Brian Burke, former Toronto Maple Leafs senior adviser, at the 2013 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Offline nox45

  • Fab Melo
  • Posts: 7
  • Tommy Points: 2
Re: Video: Paul Pierce takes Fab Melo to school
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2013, 08:49:31 PM »
pp is wearing the shorts thta oden gave as a gift when GO visited waltham ;D

Offline MVPPierceNoJoke

  • Don Chaney
  • *
  • Posts: 1549
  • Tommy Points: 80
Re: Video: Paul Pierce takes Fab Melo to school
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2013, 08:53:19 PM »
KG is in the background working hard on his craft. Love it

Offline bfrombleacher

  • Bailey Howell
  • ***
  • Posts: 3342
  • Tommy Points: 367
Re: Video: Paul Pierce takes Fab Melo to school
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2013, 09:04:00 PM »
KG is in the background working hard on his craft. Love it

So was Jason Collins, our secret weapon

Cannot believe some people got "Melo is weak" out of this video. Like some have already pointed out, it's practice against a teammate who is a lot smaller. You really want Pierce injured?

Nice to see that the vets are taking Melo under their wing. Melo has a good work ethic from what I've seen.

Offline OsirusCeltics

  • Ray Allen
  • **
  • Posts: 2013
  • Tommy Points: 198
Re: Video: Paul Pierce takes Fab Melo to school
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2013, 10:05:53 PM »
I have always heard PP was really strong for his size.

Well he's 6'7 ... I guess by nba standards that's normal but in reality yes he's very big and strong and uses his body well

Yeah, PP is tall and has a wide body. He uses it to its full capacity. PP is a Legend

Most talented versatile scorer ever IMO

Offline Celtics18

  • Tiny Archibald
  • *******
  • Posts: 7534
  • Tommy Points: 782
Re: Video: Paul Pierce takes Fab Melo to school
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2013, 10:49:29 PM »
There are two of these threads going.  Shouldn't they be combined?
Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers  DKC General Manager

Kendall Marshall/Dennis Schroeder/Marquis Teague/Ray McCallum
Evan Turner/Roger Mason Jr./Jason Richardson(injured)
Thaddeus Young/Victor Claver/Otto Porter
Spencer Hawes/Darrell Arthur/Erik Murphy
Timofey Mozgov/Lavoy Allen

Offline CelticConcourse

  • Paul Silas
  • ******
  • Posts: 6175
  • Tommy Points: 382
  • Jeff Green
Re: Video: Paul Pierce takes Fab Melo to school
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2013, 11:06:59 PM »
I have always heard PP was really strong for his size.

Well he's 6'7 ... I guess by nba standards that's normal but in reality yes he's very big and strong and uses his body well

Yeah, PP is tall and has a wide body. He uses it to its full capacity. PP is a Legend

Most talented versatile scorer ever IMO

EVER? O_o
Jeff Green - Top 5 SF

[Kevin Garnett]
"I've always said J. Green is going to be one of the best players to ever play this game"

Online Celtics4ever

  • Paul Silas
  • ******
  • Posts: 6659
  • Tommy Points: 410
Re: Video: Paul Pierce takes Fab Melo to school
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2013, 11:15:45 PM »
Quote
It's a skill to learn how to work against pressure and how to protect the ball, and size doesn't make you not have to know how to do those two things.

He has to learn.

Big men just don't learn low post offense like they once did.

He only benched 185 nine times in the combo so he is weak by NBA standards.   I think him getting pushed around was about his lack of leg strength. PP got low and use a low center of gravity.  One has to realize that Melo is a neophyte at basketball. 

That being said he looks stronger than he did when he first got drafted.  It may take a year or two to get NBA strong.

Quote
Well he's 6'7 ... I guess by nba standards that's normal but in reality yes he's very big and strong and uses his body well

I've have seen 6'7 guys who are weak and not strong like say Reggie Miller.   Height does give leverage but not always strength.    I am over 6'7" so PP is not a big man to me.  I am probably 1-2" taller than that depending on shoes but I am 6'7" in bare feet.   It took some lifting and hard work to get stronger but it's not automatic ability of size. 

Melo will get there, just takes some time, he is young.   A twenty year old is not a full grown man at peak strength.   PP could guard LeBron straight up and that is no small feat.  That alone ought to show his strength.   I have seen him back down Carmelo too, who is bigger.  Give him a few years and look out he will be a wall down low.

Online Yoki_IsTheName

  • Antoine Walker
  • *****
  • Posts: 5743
  • Tommy Points: 741
  • I'm a Paul Heyman guy.
Re: Video: Paul Pierce takes Fab Melo to school
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2013, 11:29:25 PM »
I like that Fab doesnt back down after he gets bumped out of position. I thinkn its just basketball instincts. Still need to add more strength in the leg I think, but I like how he doesnt shy away from contacylt.
#KEEPHUMP
DKC Golden State We Warriors
http://tinyurl.com/n8py37p
Pick 2: PHX Suns
Jrue Holiday, Dragic, Gay, Te. Jones, Bogut, Draymond, Amar'e, AK47, Mayo, Marcus Thornton, Jason Smith

Offline Edgar

  • Global Moderator
  • Kevin McHale
  • ************************
  • Posts: 24648
  • Tommy Points: 436
  • No contaban con mi astucia !!!
Re: Video: Paul Pierce takes Fab Melo to school
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2013, 11:31:29 PM »
I have always heard PP was really strong for his size.

Well he's 6'7 ... I guess by nba standards that's normal but in reality yes he's very big and strong and uses his body well

Yeah, PP is tall and has a wide body. He uses it to its full capacity. PP is a Legend

PP i one of the best ive ever saw in his prime
as clutch as anyone

Once a CrotorNat always a CROTORNAT  2 times CB draft Champion 2009-2012

Visit the CelticsBlog Live Game Chat![/url]

Offline ItStaysYang

  • Jared Sullinger
  • Posts: 383
  • Tommy Points: 25
Re: Video: Paul Pierce takes Fab Melo to school
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2013, 12:00:12 AM »
He is what he is, but his hands are poor and he is weak.   PP was pushing him around from what I saw, he is raw.  Everytime they made contact Melo went backwards.  He has improved since we got him but he needs a lot more work on his hands and strength.   Both things that can be fixed with time.

haha spot on analysis of a lazy post-practice set. Go away

Offline bfrombleacher

  • Bailey Howell
  • ***
  • Posts: 3342
  • Tommy Points: 367
Re: Video: Paul Pierce takes Fab Melo to school
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2013, 12:06:32 AM »
He only benched 185 nine times in the combo so he is weak by NBA standards. 

http://www.sportsgrid.com/nba/nba-draft-combine-results/
http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Jared-Sullinger-5029/

Apparently Sully did 9 bench presses too.

https://twitter.com/GoldandBlackcom/status/27402324906

Plus Jajuan Johnson bench pressed 325 pounds.

Offline crownontherocks

  • Rajon Rondo
  • Posts: 805
  • Tommy Points: 49
Re: Video: Paul Pierce takes Fab Melo to school
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2013, 01:38:36 AM »
There are two of these threads going.  Shouldn't they be combined?


 

Hello! Guest

Welcome to the CelticsBlog Forums.

Welcome to CelticsBlog