Not like Maxiell did any better than Monroe would have. At least with Drummond out there, there is shot altering behind Monroe, making Melo think twice about driving past. If fouls became an issue, then this would need a re-think (and it did seem NY was getting the benefit on both ends mostly). You really think Woodson would have put Carmelo on Drummond?! Say he did then. Chandler on Monroe also pulls Chandler away from the basket opening the lane - put the ball in Monroe's hands and you have one of our best passers being able to get the ball by their biggest defender out on the elbow with a pass. Not a bad result if you ask me when the help D on a cutting Singler, BK, Prince is Melo coming off Drummond. Also you'd think Drummond would at least have the ability to back down someone of Melo's size and limited defensive ability. He doesn't have to score either as help D would likely come the closer he gets to the basket and there's an outlet pass to an open Singler/BK. And If no help comes, it's not a stretch to think Drummond has the ability to pick up the ball and go over Melo to the basket from a couple feet out. We have seen him do a couple of up and under shots too. I may have made that a little simplistic, but when it comes down to it there is something which is getting constantly asked - when it was all as bad as it was, where is the harm in trying it?!