Sorry guys, I just couldn't resist posting this headline. I don't really have anything to post... other than... a little better.
I would like to point out one thing that I noticed that I think could become vital to future winning... and that's Melo's appreciation for and recognition of Landry's off the ball cutting. If Melo can be, and stay ready to hit Landry on all his baseline cuts, this could lead to a lot of easy buckets, a 3rd scorer... and overall better on the court chemistry. When the ball moves, everyone's efficiency goes up, as does their investment in staying in motion and playing hard on both sides.
In addition, while I'll continue to not hold my breath that Melo and Stat can thrive together, the one thought that continues to cross my mind is that the ONLY place where veteran ego/all-stars like Melo and Amare can possibly morph into noticeably different players from their first portions of their careers... IS RIGHT HERE IN NYC.
The media scrutiny PLUS the fan basketball savvy and unwillingness to cheer for bad basketball provides so much pressure that it would be near impossible to not hear the valuable feedback/criticism necessary for evolution. It would take an absurdly enormous douchebag to refuse to break bad habits (ahem, cough cough... stephon) amidst the spotlight of broadway and the back pages of the worlds shittiest newspapers. Now having said this... assuming trades don't happen... let's see the goods guys, 'cause if we don't, your legacies are screwed FOREVER!