I dont know how this Melo situation got so bad but its at a point now where it seems like its knicks or nothing and the nets deal looks pretty damn good about now.
I would say that Masai uriji and Josh kronke are getting worried now but before they panic and do this insulting knicks trade know there are better options avaliable
Scenario 1 - Send Melo to Dallas along with Harrington and Andersen for Caron Butler, Tyson Chandler and roddy beaubois, Draft pick. We get rid of our worst contracts and create alot of cap space. beaubois is in there to use as a trade chip and would likely flick him to another team for a nice draft pick or part of another deal. The experiment of Chandler towering it up front with Nene could work out good for us but if not we just let him walk and use the cap room on resigning players and free agents like thaddeus Young and Jeff Green to replace Melo. Potentially we could try get either Gerald Wallace or Andre Iguodala etc for Roddy Beaubois and cap space (absorbing their contracts)
Scenario 2 - Keep Melo until the season is over before trading him to the knicks in the offseason. They have to create as much cap space as possible in order to resign Melo anyway so we could sign and trade him there for Anthony Randolph/ Wilson Chandler and a trade exception. Its essentially nothing but so is the current proposed deal. We end up keeping Carmelo for another run and will still get the same deal essentially but with a large trade exception capable of maintaining a winning team. After this trade we use up all our resulting cap space on free agents/resigning until we reach the salary cap we then use the trade exeption on someone like Wallace or Iggy and end up with an exciting new team the fans can get behind
If someone in the organization is really looking on this site I hope they see some of the fan posts because its really the fans who matter most to the team and seem to know better options going forward.
Post Melo I could see a team consisting of