And I don't know that the old team with $18M in cap space is better. That's intimating that if you take last year's STAT, and put him on the Nuggets right now (who obviously have Gallo, Moz, and a better PG situation in Lawson and Miller) they would be better off than our current Knicks team. I'm not sold on that.
With STAT's health situation (mainly the back injury, trying to compensate for it, having the compensation affect his game, then having to counteract that....only to get hurt again), and his becoming less of an effective weapon with Melo and Chandler on the court...I say the problem lies there.
Not with what woulda, coulda, shoulda, oh but if we had did this, scenarios.
Denver signed Nene to a 5-year, $67+M contract, it was looked on as an untraceable contract, then they offloaded him. It can be done.