Re: Stoudemire will start when he returns, says Woodson
Stoudemire is not going to hurt Melo's game (aside from Melo's ppg going down to maybe ~27 ppg). The spacing he generates versus Fields isn't that much of a difference. And Woodson will eventually create plays that will give Amare good looks off Melo isolation.
It's Lin that has to make the biggest adjustment to first option facilitator Melo. He had free reign to do as he pleased under D'Antoni, and he waved off Melo without hesitation even when he had mismatches in the post. Lin will have to learn how to play off the ball. He'll also have to learn to see his pick and roll as an option secondary to Melo iso.