It's obvious D'Antoni has to go.
In an ideal world we get Phil Jackson as our new head coach, but the world isn't ideal so...Woodson to get promoted is the most likely scenario, still better than D'Antoni right?
But we also need to ship one of our superstars out to re-establish some chemistry. I think our major problem, guard play and d'Antoni aside is the flawed assembly of our roster.
Here are a few more or less realistic trade scenarios our front office should have a look at after firing D'Antoni:
1) Dwight Howard and Chris Duhon for Amar'e Stoudemire, Bill Walker and Toney Douglas
Melo - Dwight is a combination that cold work imo, because Dwight is fundamentally different to STAT, he's a post player who likes to play in a half court set - just like Melo, plus he wants out of Orlando and he's the best rebounder/defender/shot blocker in the game.
Orlando probably want to get rid of Duhon's $3,5 million contract, I wouldn't mind to take him back as our backup PG, better than Douglas anyway.
Now that we have a new center, Chandler becomes obsolet, the way Dallas are struggling right now they might take him back with open arms, and we need a new PF after Amar'e is gone, so:
2) 3 team trade: Lamar Odom and Ian Mahinmi to the Knicks, Tyson Chandler back to Dallas, Renaldo Balkman, Brendan Wright and 2 second round picks (one from Dallas, one from New York) to Minnesota.
Our revamped roster would be:
Or alternatively, we trade Melo and keep STAT, but then we need a top notch point guard to revive STAT'S offense.
Considering the facts Jersey wanted Melo so hard and Deron Williams probably won't sign an extension )and we need a top PG), we might just trade Melo for Deron:
1) Carmelo Anthony for Deron Williams
That would solve our PG issues for the next 5 years with Williams signing an extension and Amar'e would be beasting on offense again. We have t keep cHandler as our center in this scenario and find a new small forward, who's capable of playing alongside Amar'e.
We could either go for a pure shooter (like Joe Johnson in his Phoenix days) or go for a versatile, high IQ forward like Grant Hill. Hill - STAT is a proven combination and I like that, so let's go for Hill:
2) 3 team trade once again:
The Knicks get Grant Hill, Phonix get Toney Douglas, Bill WAlker, Josh Harrelson and a second round pick, Minnesota get Renaldo Balkman and a second round pick from the Knicks.
That would leave us with:
Either way, whether we trade Melo or Amar'e, one has to go imo.
Both revamped rosters have much more chemistry than our current roster and look like an actual NBA roster and not a fantasy basketball roster...
I think it's the route management has to go to negate the mistake we made in February, that ****ed up our roster so badly....
I know it's not gonna happen in reality, but this is what I would do as GM of the Knicks.
JUst my two cents folks