That's great, except amnestying Chauncey for Tyson got them exactly...one more playoff win than the year before. Amare is a shell but at least he's a functioning shell. Dolan wasting the amnesty hurts that team more than Amare does. If he had been smart and patient Amare wouldn't even be in the NBA right now. But instead he rushed to make a big move. Can't blame that on Amare.
I am not blaming it on Amar'e anyone in his position would take the money but at the time Tyson Chandler was the reigning DPOY and they desperately needed a defensive big.