Let's say your boss shows up and decides he's had enough of you. You're not helping the company anymore and you've become a distraction, so he offers you millions of dollars just to go away. Who wouldn't take that deal?
The Knicks are not simply a train wreck that can be burned and swept from the tracks. They are a complex machine that is driven by a stubborn old engine -- the Carmelo Anthony model -- which has not and never will work in conjunction with other parts.