I think it’s more likely that the Knicks will change their roster before they implement the triangle, but if it stays as it is now they may move Hardaway (or Smith) and Stoudemire into the starting five to run it with Melo.
If Melo leaves this summer, we should cross our fingers that he’ll choose Houston.
Chicago and LA have enough cap space to sign him outright, but Houston is over the cap and will have to complete a sign-and-trade to get him. It’s a small consolation, but the Knicks could get back any combination of Omer Asik, Jeremy Lin, Chandler Parsons and Terrence Jones in return.
Obviously the best-case scenario is if he stays, but there’s a good chance he won’t, and this is the best we can hope for if that’s the case.