i'm going with Lin, whom we hope will make STAT look good. STAT's game isn't going to change. The guy avg 17 pts a game and 10 rebounds. Lin has to improve in his weak area's and the team needs to take some lessons from the better teams as far as moving the ball around more and team Defense
You can't pick anyone but Melo.
He has to come in and become and a mature leader.
The problem is, you can't fake maturity, and I doubt he will find it this summer. Likely, the team will be like the flounder fish, and it will win 43 games with another First Round exit.
But Melo can save all this and become a Legend, but I don't think he will do it, that's all I'm saying.
Because Lin is Lin. He was doing fine as the Big Kahuna, he was winning games and the team was feeling good.
Lin will be Lin, a very good player, but he can't influence the game as much as he would without Melo. Melo dominates the ball and the brains and the hearts and minds of the team, and the team doesn't feel good right now.
When you have a guy like Amar'e, really cool guy, he's shattering extinguishers with his hand?
That's a manifestation of the frustration he feels playing with Carmelo, but he doesn't want to be the bad apple by calling it out. So this negative energy lashes out in destructive ways, such as the claims of growing 1" last off-season, then you had the extinguisher, then the gay bashing on twitter. Happy people don't do that ****, and everyone was happy playing with Lin. Lin isn't the problem here.