Knicks fan, syracuse fan, not bias
Thanks for the kind words.
I understand the case for Amar'e starting, and it makes sense, but I don't think it absolutely has to happen. He still has a minutes limit at this point, so it might be best to keep him on the bench and maybe introduce him to the starting five nearer playoff time.
Obviously the main argument for starting Amar'e is that Melo is undersized for the power forward position, but even if he doesn't start there Woodson could just make sure that Melo plays more minutes at small forward when Amar'e comes on.
I'm not saying that Amar'e should be on the bench, just that it doesn't really matter as long as he's receiving his 30 minutes and Melo isn't playing power forward too often. I would, however, consider swapping him with Kidd, but that's more because Shumpert isn't a good fit at small forward. I wouldn't mind Copeland swapping with Kidd either, though.
Thanks a lot, man. I'll try to keep it up.