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Again, if the Knicks struggle during the 2012-13 season, don't be surprised if Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire both hit the trade block.
The 'Melo and Amar'e experiment hasn't worked out all that well in the Big Apple, and it's mainly because they can't figure out how to play together. Last season, they averaged 40.1 points and 15.1 rebounds per game combined, and while that's solid production, it means nothing if they fail to make the players around them better.
The Knicks will certainly place one, if not both, of their superstars on the trade block should they fail to find their groove by All-Star break. First-round exits from the playoffs aren't what the Knicks front office shelled out the big bucks for.
The Knicks need leaders, and 'Melo and Amar'e will never bring that to the table. If veteran players like Tyson Chandler, Jason Kidd and Marcus Camby can't bring the Knicks together, it will be time to rebuild. The only way to do that is to trade away the players that aren't getting them anywhere—Amar'e and 'Melo.