Everyone has watched the Nets seemingly make improvements to their roster. On paper they look like they're ready to take on the Heat. Bulls will have D Rose back and Indy now has some playoff experience. Where does this leave the Knicks? I don't think last years squad can compete on the highest level, let alone win a championship. Melo needs a Pippen and like it or not, right now that is JR Smith.
I'm not sure who the Knicks are trying to be as a team. Do they want to be a strong defensive team with a presence in the post or a run and gun jack up threes team? They need to figure out their identity before making any major roster changes. I still think trading Chandler should be on the table, but if you do this is an entirely different team with Shump as the only defender.