There are, of course, some negatives (potential or otherwise) to take on board.
●Lin and Melo shared a 60%+ ball use average last season without even playing together for extended periods of time. The 2 of them played their best ball in the absence of the other: Linsanity and Melo's April to remember. Both were best when used as the focal, and that was only ultimately successful for each individual when the other was injured.
Adding Nash to that total will see their games affected, and we know full well how Melo deals with not being the focal ~ he gets coaches fired.
● Is a 38 year old Nash so good that he can make this work?
● How much does Nash really have left?
● Is Melo prepared to step back and let Nash take control? Rhetorical.
● Is Lin ready to take a step back? Why should he re-sign with the Knicks if they're looking to supplant him right when he's ready to ascend?
● And where does Amar'e fit in to the fray with everyone's touches dipping? That became an issue with the addition of Melo alone.
● Will the Knicks remain a top 10 defensive team with Nash on board?
● Where does Shump fit back in to the line up? He'll need to rest anyway, I suppose.
● How does this effect Woodson's M.O going in to the season?
● How would Lin feel about having his best buddy traded for someone that will play Lin's position?
Pop that in your pipe!
If there's anyone who can stem the flow of egos, it's the best passer in the world, Steve Nash.
But even he will have his work cut out for him looking to appease Melo, Lin and Stoudemire.
I don't do too good to be true. Especially when Melo's involved.
Having said that, I still seriously doubt if this "dream come true" scenario with the Fields, Douglas, Gadzuric, Jordan and a $3M exception proposal for Steve Nash (one of the most lopsided S&Ts in history) will make it past tomorrow, as other teams will counter it with far more appealing offers for Phoenix/more appealing offers for Nash alone.