I agree that NO will not trade paul for just something but Cleavland is not in the best rebuilding position because they have 2 lottery players who are truly not special. There is not much tremendous talent in the draft pipeline. Also NO is owned by the NBA and they need to sell tickets to live, so I feel that NO will trade paul to a team that he won't sign an extension with in return for some long term talent. Boston is the only team I can think of now but the Knicks could work some magic to get Paul and Dwight.
The guys haven't even played games yet...how they'll fair in the league is still up in the air, though I thought the last draft weak. Still, they have the start of what could be their core and a ton of extra draft picks they've brought back from trades. They'll amnesty Baron to get into a better position financially and will still be bad enough to keep racking up what will likely be high lottery picks for at least 2-3 years.
That's a hell of a lot of magic that would need to work to pick both of those guys up. And would certainly involve getting rid of one of the current "big two" in NY.
In all honesty, I was excited that we got Melo last year but I wanted a big 3 of D12, STAT and CP3. I think the Knicks would've been better off with that because D12 and CP3 makes less max money than Melo so they can add some key piece(s). Replace D'Antoni with a defensive minded coach and run an inside outside game all day..