As the New York Knicks pursue the formation of a "big three," they must not lose sight as to where they could be instead.
If it was not for the tactical genius of former GM and President Donnie Walsh, Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire would be no more than what they both were a little over a year ago: opposing players.
The loss of Walsh is a major blow, but he left the Knicks with a blueprint in Anthony and Stoudemire that even James Dolan cannot justify dismantling. That being said, it would be a different story if Isiah Thomas was still in charge.
Some, including myself, chastised the decision to let Walsh walk because he did not agree with "big three" approach, but in reality, blowing up the roster yet again for a third superstar is nothing compared to where the team would be with Thomas.
So just for fun, or rather to appreciate where the Knicks currently are at this point, let's take a look at the possible starting lineup Thomas would have assembled over these past few years.