But I think the Knicks have to find their own way. Following prototypes is a futile exercise because you don't find these pieces in a factory with a label that says "clutch shooter" or "smart defender." And NY has two stars instead of just Dallas's one or Miami's three.
I'm thinking a smartly built team led by Amare and Melo (and Chauncey, if he's still around when/if NY reaches the mountaintop) would be enough. Guys like Gortat (which ain't happening) could suffice as our starting 5, given we get a solid spot-up shooter at 2 and add a decent mix of scoring, defense and veteran smarts to the bench.
It won't happen overnight, but it can be done.