Other than the Memphis Grizzlies, no team has had a stronger start to the season than the New York Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony is one of the league's early-season candidates for MVP, as he's shown a willingness to adapt to a role as the team's stretch 4, playing out of the post in addition to his normal spot on the perimeter.
'Melo is converting on 45 percent of his three-point attempts (48 percent from the corners), and has posted an offensive rating of 115.1 (how many points he scores per 100 possessions).
Another big win for the Knicks has been the recent news indicating injured forward Amar'e Stoudemire may be willing to accept a role coming off the bench upon his return.
According to Ian Begley of ESPN.com, Stoudemire is committed to taking on whatever role the team has in mind:
Amar'e Stoudemire would accept a role as the New York Knicks' sixth man if asked, two sources with knowledge of Stoudemire's thinking told ESPNNewYork.com.
"All he cares about right now is helping the team and winning," said one source, who has been around Stoudemire regularly in recent weeks. "He'd be fine with coming off the bench if that's what they want."
If Stoudemire does become the team's sixth man, the Knicks will finally have a solution to the chemistry problems that have plagued them the last year-and-a-half.
With a record of 10-4, the Knicks appear to be putting the pieces to their complex puzzle together.