you fail to realize that size is a big factor in winning basketball.
losing Shumpert a 6'5 Guard who can defend 3 positions, putting Lin a small guard at the 2 with Nash another defensive liability wont make us a better team.
Also I'm sick of hearing team ball, WTF is that. Team ball is designed for teams who dont have the true #1 option to run an offense through. Our goal should be to add 2 way role players which was our biggest problem
we put out Jeffries which helped our D but took away from our O, Novak helped our O but hurt our D.
Lin/Shumpert/Anthony/Stoudemire/Chandler/Smith is a solid 6 guys to start with. If Landry can work on his jumpert, Jeffries becomes a more consistent finisher around the rim and becomes our Haslem and we add a 2 way PG like Hinrich or LeBron's dad then we'll be fine with that true 9 man rotation and Novak as a spot minute guy when we need to use him
It usually occurs when you have a point guard that can penetrate the defense and draw defenders to him so that other guys are open.
The Point Guard creates ball movement, unless you have a pointforward like Lebron.
Lin can do that but Nash is one of the best in the league.
And it is proven already that Nash helped Amare become a multiple all star.
We had "size" in Chandler but we didnt have a PG that could orchestrate the offense.
People say Amare and Melo don't fit...we can say that is true beyond a shadow of a doubt when they have a legit PG for a full season and if the same thing occurs with a stagnant offense.
Nash is plan A, Lin is plan B....we can even have both if we can promise Lin a big contract extension when Nash retires....it will be hard to keep both if Nash commits but I am sure Lin would want to.
....my point is you can have allstars at SF, PF, and C which we basically do but it means nothing if you don't have a legit PG to orchestrate the offense.
I believe Lin can, but Nash is better and having them both on the floor at once will create ball movement at the highest level.