In Response to "Melo is Pierce four to eight years ago:
[QUOTE]Pierce had a nice iso game, a stepback jumper, a desire to dominate the basketball, athletic talent, length, and not too much desire to play defense all the time even though he could play lockdown defense when he wanted to.  Pierce was also a very ungraceful leader learning how to be The Man on a team where he was expected to carry them without much of a supporting cast. Under the right coach and under the right circumstances, I think 'Melo could also come around like Pierce did. 
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ARE you serious, supporting cast, PIERCE had high schoolers on his team. Which none of them are amare or a talent like billups. So, please you shouldnt even put them in that sense in the same atmosphere. He is not Pierce ask Denver they are still in. Even though their almost out they went farther than MELO went.