I think all are to blame here: Dolan, Grunwald, D'antoni & Carmelo.
I think a decision has to be made by Dolan. It's too bad we can't cut the owner. Since we're stuck w/ him, then he must make a move.
Either trade Carmelo or fire both the GM & HC.
I would work HARD, b/c MIL just dealt for M-Ellis, and will be tough to best for the 8th seed now.
Gasol turns 32 in July. Carmelo turns 28 in May. Therefore a simple swap wont work. I would do it for Bynum straight up... easily! But would Gasol & 2 first round picks work?
What about Kevin Martin & Scola for Carmelo?
Carmelo for Rudy Gay?
Carmelo for Derrick Williams, Beasley & a 1st?
Carmelo & Tyson Chandler for Dwight Howard?
Let's get bold: Banish Carmelo to CHA for Gerald Henderson, and 2 first round picks? Maybe we get that kid from Kentucky in the draft.
Send him to NO and get Eric Gordon & picks?
Work out a 3-way deal, and get players & picks?
Decisions to make.
I think Amar'e & Carmelo will not work. Since nobody is taking STAT, then maybe this is our last chance to make a move to improve our near future, before we're stuck with this squad moving fwd for the next 3-5 years.
If Dolan is so wedded to Carmelo, then why don't they chat more? Maybe he isn't so atatched. If he is, then dump Danotni now and see how Carmelo responds. If he doesn't improve his play and attitude, then deal him before draft after the season.