JR Smith just came back from China where he was the leader/lead scorer on his team.
Melo is always used to being the leader/lead scorer on the team.
Stoudemire was the team's leader/lead scorer just last season.
Jeremy Lin was the leader/lead scorer these past few weeks when everyone was out.
Within a few weeks, everyone will be comfortable with their positions and figure it all out, I'm sure. We got a solid roster this year and I couldn't be more happier with the way things are going for the Knicks. Don't let a Nets loss get you down. We'll be fine and we'll take out the Hawks tomorrow and make a statement in the Heat game. Let's go Knicks!
P.S.: My view of the future of the Knicks:
1) I feel that Melo needs to become like that Dirk Nowitzki option on the team. Dirk creates his own shots, hits shots when he's open, but doesn't really control the ball too much. Only when he is needed.
2) Stoudemire's numbers will definitely go down. Guys, we have too much starpower right now. There's no way Stoudemire is going to average, 25 a game, Melo average 25 a game, Lin average 25 a game, etc. Something's gotta give. I think Stoudemire will turn into a third option, kind of like Chris Bosh on the Heat. Him and Chandler are going to have to share the floor, and in turn, share the points. Hopefully this will give Stat more energy on defense. P.S. Chris Bosh's numbers dropped from 24 PPG to 18.7 PPG! Sort of similar to what we're seeing with Stat.
3) Lin will remain a solid/strong PG. I'm hesitant to call him elite, but I feel he will be elite. He should keep driving in the paint, getting his points, finding his open men and keep doing what he was doing all along.
4) JR Smith will fall into rhythm. Dude is definitely jet lagged or whatever with all this bricks that don't even hit the rim. Hopefully he can be that James Harden type of guy. (Though Harden's better, don't get me wrong).
This team has the pieces to win a title. I don't think anymore trading is needed. People just need to learn their new roles in New York and solidify those roles. Dwayne Wade was the top option on the Heat, his PPG dropped by at least 3 when LeBron joined and took over. They're working masterfully together now and he clearly knows he's not the #1 superstar anymore. (Although he certainly still is a superstar)
In addition: I think someday's it will switch around. One day Amar'e will have the big game. Another day Melo will have it. One day Lin will have it, but I see it being Lin/Melo more often.