@ 70 games over three years being time to develop chemistry. It took the HEAT THREE YEARS OF BEING TOGETHER TO DEVELOP CHEMISTRY!!!! THREE YEARS!!! Amar'e doesn't practice he doesn't play, and when he does its for like twenty minutes. He hasn't been on the court. That isn't a real judge of time at all man. That's is just so asinine beyond belief. Maybe it wouldn't have ever worked but it never happened because Amar'e has been MIA. He has played 70 of 246 games. That's a joke if you think you can make a fair assessment with that. Chemistry is built by playing with each other every day over the course of a long time, see the Heat, see early Shaq/Kobe, see Michael Bulls.
Your definition of a mess is different than mine. Is this team ever going to win a championship/ECF finals? No. But only one team does every year. The suns/raptors/Minnesota, those teams qualify as a mess to me. The Knicks are flawed and in a ****** position but going to the playoffs I don't think you can call that a mess when you go to the ECF.