1/5 of the way into the season and it's not looking good. The Paul George trade is looking good but I can't say the same about the Melo trade. The 3 games Melo was out Russ and George looked great and fed off each other. Now with Melo back though it's just taking turns with ISO bell again. Last game Russ passed to George instead of Melo and Melo was visibly upset, never mind the fact that George hit the 3. At this point we will just have to wonder what the team would have looked like with Kanter instead of Melo but it's pretty obvious it would not have been any worse. Still have hope but Russ has to start being Russ and that means upsetting Melo for the good of the team.