^^ but tyson chandler clogs the lane if amare tries to drop after the pick.
the suns didn't run pick and roll using amare+nash+another big man successfully - I remember shaq just clogging the lane whenever STAT would drop... to the point that shaq became a black hole/road block during his suns years.
what they could do is have chandler stand near the rim on the baseline and have amare reverse the pick and roll where he pops out and waits for a dump off pass then slashes, or pops out and shoots the 15-18ft jumper. Lin still has the option of slashing.
the sad/obvious part is how Melo has no part of this equation being successful what so ever.
That is true. But let's be honest, Amare is not what he was when he played for the Suns. Back then he was the second coming of Shawn Kemp and was Blake Griffin before Balke Griffin was Blake Griffin.
He is now more a pop and shoot PF and has great range. Lin loves to be aggressive and get those layups. Either the big switching to help has to be quick or Lin can kick it to Amare for 15-18 ft jumpshot over the much smaller guard. This will still be a deadly p-n-r. And it looks like Lin has done well with Tyson with the p-n-r, where Tyson is the aggressor and Lin stays up top to pop j's.
D'Antoni found his savior in Lin.