Why? Because I think between him Melo and Amare we'd be too difficult for teams to stop.
If we get a few defensive stoppers and a couple of cheap bigs to go along w Turiaf (I like both the Kwame Brown and K. Thomas suggestions), I think we'd be fine.
Our offense w Melo to go along w Nash and Amare would be purely unstoppable, just too much for teams.
I think Nash has atleast 2 more great years left.
Not sure who this dude is but he makes alot of sense below.. Even though it's from the Bleacher Report this article provides some good food for thought:
The amount of trade and free-agency talk amidst the current NBA lockout has been pleasantly surprising.
Sure, such talks are something we are used to, but it is refreshing to know that we can still seek shelter and solace from the mundanely depressing CBA talks by encompassing ourselves in potential roster moves.
One player’s status in particular has generated a lot of speculation over recent weeks: Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns.
Nash's name has been has been mentioned in a number of different trade scenarios as of late, and the New York Knicks are among the teams that have reportedly contacted the Suns about his availability.
However, New York is viewed by most as a pipe-dream destination for Nash, because the Knicks’ only asset in these negotiations would be the expiring contract of Chauncey Billups, who would be a downgrade for the Suns.
To even further support the previous notion, in a video posted courtesy of the New York Post, Nash is filmed saying he does not see himself joining the Knicks.
Despite what most critics say and what most evidence points to though, New York is the front-runner in the Nash sweepstakes.
And no, I’m not crazy.
If Nash teams up with Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks become a serious championship contender.
Should there be an NBA season this year and Nash is moved, he will be sent to New York, provided that the Knicks did not by some miraculous endeavor acquire Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets, of course.
While many New Yorkers sat in front of their television on draft night enraged at the Knicks' selection, others were rendered unpleasantly puzzled.
Why, with Chris Singleton and Kenneth Faried still available, did the Knicks select Iman Shumpert—or as I like to call him, “Toney Douglas 2.0"—to add to their abundance of guards?
Had Douglas fallen out of favor with New York?
Was selecting Shumpert in anticipation of the Knicks being short on guards because they had a measuring stick of what it would take to acquire Paul?
Did Donnie Walsh just pick a name out of hat?
As it turns out, neither of the initial theories were cause for Shumpert’s selection; rather, it was purely motivated by Nash.
Randy Hill of Fox Sports Arizona posted an interesting article in response to the draft. In it, he notes how Shumpert caught the attention of the Suns at the NBA draft combine, and that Phoenix was even considering selecting him with the 13th overall pick.
Could a package of Chauncey Billups and Iman Shumpert prove to be enough to pry Steve Nash from the Suns?
Not bad for a player who many, including ESPN draft-day analysts, thought would slip to the second round, huh?
In the end though, Phoenix went with power forward Markeiff Morris, opting not to, as Hill cited, “record the draft’s longest reach.”
The Knicks, well aware that a straight-up Billups for Nash swap would not come to fruition unless the Suns were feeling especially sentimental that day and wanted to allow Nash a chance to play for a contender, selected Shumpert at 17th overall.
If the Suns are serious about rebuilding, accepting an offer of Billups and Shumpert for Nash is not out of the question. They get a talent in Shumpert that they already covet, and it almost ensures them a high lottery pick in next year’s draft.
Now, all of New York would prefer Paul to Nash, but if it becomes increasingly clear the Knicks cannot obtain him, and it probably will, Nash is a great fallback option. Not to mention that his expiring contract allows New York to still pursue Paul via free agency.
Furthermore, the Knicks would welcome Nash’s clean bill of health after the Billups fiasco this past postseason.
Oh, and there is also the fact that Nash comes with 14.7 points and 11.4 assists per game, numbers that have a great chance of improving with Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire to pass to.
The beauty of the Knicks acquiring Nash is they still keep their Chris Paul aspirations alive.
With Nash, the Knicks instantly become contenders. His familiarity with Mike D’Antoni’s system combined with his impeccable court vision would make New York a serious championship threat.
Simply put, there is no telling how far the Knicks can go with Nash at the helm.
So before we write off Shumpert as another New York draft-day mistake, let’s consider his possible contribution to the team.
Shumpert has the potential to help the Knicks acquire Nash, thus making them instantaneous contenders, while at the same time conserving enough cap room to make a serious run at Paul.
What now may be viewed as another draft-day folly, may in fact turn out to be one of the Knicks' best selections of all time.
So Shumpert was Phoenix's prize... hmmm. They can have em. I want a championship.