If you compare the role players and sixth man we have this year to last year you can see
why many of us wanted to get Melo in the Offseason.
We might not have had Tyson Chandler but we would have still had
Felton/Amare/Melo and the full MLE


This years Depth
Pg-Douglas/Shumpert/Lin/bibby
Sg-Fields/Shumpert/Walker
Sf-Balkman/Fields/Walker
Pf-Harrelson/Jefferies/Novak
C-Jordan

Last Years Depth
Pg-Douglas/Carter/Rautins
Sg-Fields/Walker/Mason
Sf-Chandler/Gallo/ShawneWilliams/Derrick Brown
Pf-Randolph/SheldenWilliams/Jefferies
C-Turiaf/Mozgov/Jordan(over seas)


I didn't include the stars to be fair but it is pain fully obvious that we need better role players. The guys last year are way better I think we had a good supporting cast and our GM Grunweld hasn't done a good job at getting vets for the minimum so far we missed out on Michael Redd,Reggie Evans,T.j. Ford and a few other serviceable players.

Just insert the guys we drafted with the guys we had less year except Wilson who might have not resigned and we have a great team that would actually compete for a championship, I think Dolan pushing the trade for Melo is the reason Walsh didn't come back. Donnie tried to keep as many pieces but Dolan was too jittery to make the trade smh.

Our team would have looked like this with Melo in the offseason:
Felton/Douglas/Shumpert/Bibby
Fields/Walker
Melo/Gallo/Brown
Amare/Randolph/Jefferies
Turiaf/Mosgov/Jordan
With the Full MLE we would have a excellent sixth man in Gallo and we could resign Shawne Williams if we wanted.