When your pg is taking more shots than your stars there is a issue there.
Amare thrived last year because he played center and we surrounded him with shooters who can stretch the ball as far as the 3 point line. Melo is not some lethal 3 point shooter like Gallo was and Amare cant spread the floor to the 3 point position like Wilson chandler did. I think Dantoni is trying to mimic what he had with Felton and the former knicks squad we had where we move the ball around and try to play the p&r game, but thats just not Melo's game & when he misses these shots you scratch your head like how can he miss those. Melo is not a spot up shooter he is a iso player & has always been just that now your asking him to move the ball around and let Lin set him up and stripping him from his strengths, but when Lin fails to set him up he's in a situation where he has to take a bad shot.
We need to either build a iso team around carmelo.
Build a MDA team which means SOMEBODY has to go.
I really cant see us going anywhere far with both Melo&Stat they show flashes of making it work but not consistently enough to make any championship runs. they both need the ball in the same certain spots which makes it arguably easier to guard our offense. Chandler packing up the paint does not make it easier offensively and then you have fields who is a terrible outside shooter.
We were on a winning streak when Amare & Melo were out not just because of the hustle but because it had the pre melo trade knicks feel where the ball moved around smoothly which favors Bumtoni's style. Like i said he is lost when Amare&Carmelo are on the floor at the same time.
Add that with our stars not knowing how to play with Lin and you just create more issues as we see now on this losing streak.