Could this Knicks team be as good as the 2010-11 Dallas Mavericks?
Jose Barea G = Raymond Felton
Rodrique Beaubois G < Pablo Prigioni
Corey Brewer, Brian Cardinal F > Chris Copeland
Tyson Chandler C = Tyson Chandler
Brendan Haywood C < Marcus Camby
Jason Kidd G = Jason Kidd
Alex Ajinca, Ian Mahinmi C = Kurt Thomas
Caron Butler,Shawn Marion F < Carmelo Anthony
Steve Novak F = Steve Novak
Dirk Nowitzki F > Amar'e Stoudemire
Sasha Pavlovic G-F > James White
DeShawn Stevenson, Domique Jones-G< Iman Shumpert, Chris Smith
Peja Stojakovic F-G < Ronnie Brewer
Jason Terry- G > JR Smith
There is no question that our roster is just as good as Dallas' roster was a couple seasons ago. But the questions are can this Knicks team stop Miami the way that Dallas did in the finals given that Miami is coming off a championship season and has a much better roster than they did when they lost to Dallas?
Can Mike Woodson teach this Knicks team how to play zone defense with a full season of training camp?
Can Amar'e be near the impactful player that he was before Melo became a Knick?
Can Melo play at a level of a Dwyane Wade or Kevin Durant on both ends of the floor?
Can Jason Kidd and Raymond Felton find a way to solve the problem of Melo and Amar'e not being a good fit on offense?
How much do aging players like Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby, and Kurt Thomas have left in their tank?
If the answer becomes yes to most of these questions I really believe that the Knicks have at least a 40 percent chance of pulling off an upset against Miami in the playoffs.But a lot of things have to fall the Knicks' way in order for that to take place.