I see tons of articles about Knicks not being able to coexist, Knicks needing to start over, etc. etc. etc.
Let's face it. We've seen moments of greatness with this team. I truly believe Melo and Amar'e can play together. They've done it before and can do it again.
Truthfully, I believe that we need three things for this team to be a beast:
a) a new coach. I don't think D'antoni is bad by any means, I just don't think he can handle stars. D'Antoni doesn't know how to scream at his players and get the most out of them. If stoudemire or Melo are slouching around, D'antoni will not say a word. He's a ****ing ***** and that's the major problem. Phil Jackson slaps Pau Gasol, calls him soft, and would get the most out of his players. D'Antoni basically tells Stoudemire and Melo to play however they want. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. With a powerful coach who the players respect, things will change. Not to mention we'll get better plays, etc and a new refreshing look at the Knicks (depending if the coach is good)
b) a point guard - Baron Davis is our 'savior' for now. I think Baron Davis will be good for the knicks. He's a great player and he truly feels happy and blessed to be on the Knicks. Hopefully he isn't talking out of his ass. If he can stay healthy, god bless him, he will help our team.
c) a few decent bench players -- our bench is horrendous. We literally have no one. I really would give JJ some minutes at least. And Novak for instant offense Otherwise the rest suck. We need to sign some decent bench players when we can. K-Mart in March would be great. Maybe if Wilson Chandler comes back...who knows. We just need some decent guys.
With a good coach, a good PG, and some decent bench players, we WILL be a force in the NBA. Amar'e and Melo WILL play together. They need a guide. What I see from the Knicks now is Amar'e and Melo trying to each do everything themselves. THEY NEED FLOW. A PG will def help, as well as a new coach that will view the team as a whole and figure out the best way to play for everyone.