To make a long story short, with or without Melo from here on out, now is the time to make a strong playoff push; starting with the Lakers tonight. Would be a great victory that could help us gain confidence & momentum. I'd really like to see the Knicks avoid Boston, Miami & Orlando during the 1st round. The Hawks would be tough, but with Amare & Felton leading the way, I feel we can advance to the 2nd round. From there...anything is possible during 7 game series. One thing is for sure, we haven't had a star like Amare since Ewing. Amare could be deadly against the East during playoff time.
Lets not forget... Carmelo makes EVERYONE around him better. The same can not be said about Fields, Gallo & Chandler. Felton running the point with two superstars in Melo & Amare? Forget about it. Instant championship contenders heading into the playoffs.