well it did in regards to LeBron and we had to go and get Melo as plan b, not something I'm too upset about to be honest since Melo is my boy!
Amar'e was always wanted to run the floor with LeBron with pace, power and offense being the key and that's why MDA was chosen as the coach rightly or wrongly.
So cast your minds back, who was the other piece of the puzzle? That's right it was CP3 and it still is. Don't talk to me about how it won't happen, can't happen etc it was always meant to happen and it still will. Chauncey is a short term answer to a long term problem and CP3 is the future. Why? Well Chauncey is on just under 14m right? Well Paul's contract expires in 2013 with a player option in 2012. At this moment he is earining 15m and he's miserable because he knows he can't compete. You really think that if we use the cap space we have, make a few clever moves and have a team ready for CP3 to step into the void left by Chauncey that he won't be jumping at the chance?
The plan never changed, New York will move heaven and earth to get CP3 but CP3 won't have them jumping through hoops like Melo did and that could be the key as to why CP3 ends up here.