I have NO problem with Melo trying to get his own; that is what it mean to be an American but does the Knicks really want to tie up most of their cap on STAT and MELO?
The X factor here is the unknown new CBA!!!!!! We could be looking at 30 mil is cap reduction and even a hard cap!! If that is the case; our entire chance for a championship for the nex 5 years would be on STAT and MELO...2 guys that do not play D and hold onto the ball....
I think that 20 mil Melo wants per year would be better spent on bringing in multiple players that could make us better WITH OUT losing all or of youth in the process!!!
Think about it, what's potentially out there that can be traded for:
Richard Hamilton (who might negotiate a buy out)
Ron Artest.... Maybe
Jamal Crawford (Dare I say)
These are all players that their teams would be willing to part with for various reasons and for various demands.
Not to mention that there are some nice players available as free agents this off season.....
MELO IS NOT THE END ALL!!!!!!!