I agree the Carmelo trade was not exactly ideal from my standpoint, not because i don't like Carmelo as a player but
1. I disliked it because of how much we gave up and we basically traded out almost all our starters. Sure you can say Carmelo is worth it he's a top scorer in this league, but me personally as a fan of the Knicks i prefer Depth and Cap room space. I would of liked if Carmelo came through free agency if he really wanted to be on the Knicks forcing a trade was unnecessary. I know the new CBA was an issue but if you really want to be somewhere with dreams to win a championship you make that strive to get there the right way. If melo came as a FA we would probably have one of the deepest teams in the NBA.
2. I disliked pairing MELO up with AMARE, that was a risk itself, I never saw them two as a fitting 1 2 punch. It just makes no sense to me we have 2 guys who basically both prefer iso and both shoot around the same areas on the floor, the only difference is one is 6'10 with bad knees and less creative.
^^^ and Melo has been my favorite player since his Denver days, thats just how i honestly feel.
In all fairness i would like to see this team with a full training camp, and healthy roster under woodson before i judge "Melowoody ball"... Woodson is the headcoach now he has a chance to insert his plays and what ever he wants to do, when he came here and took over he was mostly still using Dantoni schemes on the court. I want to see what Woody can do as our headcoach with a full training camp and healthy roster at this point. If things are not clicking i say we pull the trigger for a trade by the deadline. Their is no point in keeping 2 players (Amare & Melo) for another 3 years if they cant mesh together fluently and consistently.