So our team is sitting here at 9-3, playing pretty well this season, with a couple of embarrassing losses.
Melo is on fire, averaging almost 26 on 47% shooting. But this league has proved to be a league where you need multiple stars to win a championship. Jordan didn't do it himself, Kobe didn't do it himself and LeBron didn't do it himself.
The Knicks have a few guys in their lineup where if they had a really great year, could make an All-Star team or have All-Star potential, like Felton, Smith or Chandler.
But what's concerning about this season is when the Knicks don't have answers when Melo is double and triple teamed. And this team is looking far too much like the Ewing' Knicks, with Felton, Smith and Chandler played the Oakley, Mason and Starks roles of the supporting cast. Not to mention that Woodson's main philosophy is defense, just like that team was.
Picture this: Second round of the playoffs and Miami's ferocious defense taking Melo out of the game. Who do the Knicks go to for a consistent 20-25? It needs to be Amare.
Despite fans clamoring that Amare will ruin the chemistry or not be able to mesh with Melo, the fact is they need him to. They need him to come back healthy, if he can and explode alongside Melo.
You put an explosive Amare of 2010-11 in this lineup and then the Knicks truly are scary. You can't replace 20-22 and 9 on any given night and I believe Amare can still give them that.