Why Knicks do it:
They get Melo
Why Charlotte does it:
They get a solid backup in Wilson Chandler, plus they get a young JR Smith whose athletic play-style would fit perfectly with Paul Silas new run-and-gun system (apparently, they've been practicing with a 14 second shot clock).
Also, if this fails for them, JR Smith and Chandler's contracts come off the books this year in case MJ decides he wants to go the rebuilding route.
Why Denver does it:
Lack of options. If they don't act on something, they run the risk of Melo walking and gain nothing. Gerald Wallace is a great replacement for Melo and also gives more of a defensive presence. Denver also gets another sharpshooter and solid role player in Danilo Gallinari, and finally get that 7-foot, albeit not out of this world, player we've all been asking for in Eddy Curry! Also, if this is a failed experiment, K-mart and Curry's contracts coming off the books will give us some much needed freedom in the free agency.
So what do you guys think? Maybe some draft picks here and there?