With Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler and Iman Shumpert, the Knicks have talent to compete.
All they needed was the glue to assemble all the pieces together in a cohesive unit.
That glue is the new Sports Illustrated cover boy, Jeremy Lin.
To argue that Anthony and Stoudemire's return will mean Lin's success won't last is another argument from ignorance.
It's like saying having James Worthy and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar around would mean Magic Johnson's success wouldn't last.
Or that having Robert Parrish and Larry Bird around would limit Kevin McHale's success.
In fact, the converse is actually true.
Lin will be more—not less—successful with Anthony and Stoudemire on the floor because defenses would then be foolish to double Lin.
Having Anthony and Stoudemire on the floor will keep defenses honest—a big benefit for Lin, who can continue to play the way he has been in either shooting if he's open or attacking the rim and dishing.
Even when Baron Davis returns, he can help preserve Lin's legs by giving solid point guard play when Lin takes a blow. Davis, now in his 15th season, is not the young gun who averaged 40.5 minutes a game anymore. Last year, he averaged just 25.3 minutes per game—the lowest since his rookie year.
The belief that there will be a significant conflict between Davis and Lin is not based on evidence. Rather, Davis actually seems to genuinely like Lin, according to a Yahoo! Sports column following the amazing Knicks-Raptors game.