Another thing to consider is that maybe Melo is really committed to NY? All of us are fans and most of you guys can't look outside of that lens from a different POV. You may think NY is a cess pool of losing but why should Melo believe that as their franchise guy? The franchise rest in his hands, if he can't win with that team he can't win here either.
To question if Melo is committed to New York is irrelevant because he along with close friends/family only know if he is or not. Although I don't think it's far fetched to look at the situation in NY and think he may want to change addresses.
I'll keep saying what I've been saying for the last few months, Melo will not be coming to LA if D'Antoni is still the coach. They had issues in NY and Melo will not subject himself to another bad situation.
IF MDA is gone, Melo has a good shot in coming here. NY really isn't a situation where you look at it and classify it as good so it's not a lock that he stays there. Is LA the best situation in itself right now? Of course not. But I do think there is a lot of intrigue in being part of the Lakers resurgence.
There's a reason why plenty of league executives have said teams around the league are concerned with the Lakers upcoming off-season and that's because the Lakers have never had this type of cap space in years. Regardless who the owner is, the Lakers are still the Lakers, a team that creates legends, raises banners, and will do what is necessary to be successful.
2014 is not going to be an off-season where we just jump right back to the top. It's going to take the next couple of off-seasons, maybe even three, to accomplish that. Melo would be a nice piece here, I don't think it would be a mistake bringing him in. What would be a mistake is making him the center of the franchise.