I'm an nba fan so I don't want this to happen but best case scenario for the knicks is:
Lockout kills 2010-11 season
Chris Paul and Melo play together in China, get chemistry
Amare rests and we don't risk losing him for another non championship calliber season
CP3 Melo and Amare form new big 3 in 2012 and take down the heat. Just sayin.