Phil Jackson (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) and  D'Angelo Russell (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 2015 NBA Draft Profile — D’Angelo Russell

D’Angelo Russell stormed through college basketball this year, winning the Jerry West Award for the nation’s best shooting guard and leading the Buckeyes to the NCAA tournament.

06/01/2015

Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, left, battles Michigan State’s Matt Costello during the first half of the national semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on April 4, 2015. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 2015 NBA Draft Profile — Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor is, potentially, the best post player to come out of college since Tim Duncan.

05/29/2015

Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns, center, handles the ball against Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky, right, during the second half of the national semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 2015 NBA Draft Profile — Karl-Anthony Towns

Though he played limited minutes in Kentucky’s rotation, Towns showed the ability to dominate defensively and also flashed offensive promise.

05/28/2015

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reacts during the first quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena on May 19, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Keidel: Kerr Cemented Himself As A Genius When He Told The Zen Master No

Perhaps the greatest business decision over the last 20 years — other than buying Apple stock — was a choice to coach a basketball team. And to not coach another.

05/25/2015

Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas Doesn’t Reject Idea Of Eventual Return To NBA

Isiah Thomas says he hasn’t spoken with New York Knicks President Phil Jackson since joining the Liberty as a consultant in February.

05/22/2015

D'Angelo Russell

Schmeelk: Breaking Down The Knicks’ Options With The Fourth Pick

The emotion has finally started to drain away, and despite the disappointment of not having a top-two selection, the Knicks are not in a bad position picking fourth in this year’s draft.

05/21/2015

Geno Smith (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

3 Up, 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Oft-criticized quarterback Geno Smith has been named the Jets’ starter (for now) — which is good news for him, at least.

05/21/2015

Fans take photos before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden on May 16, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Jared Max: What Do Our Sports Interests Say About Who And What We Are?

On Wednesday, I posted a general collection of results regarding Americans’ interests in sports. Today, we dig deeper into the NBA, NHL and golf.

05/21/2015

Steve Mills

Schmeelk: Ugh! Knicks’ Fall To Fourth Is Nothing Short Of Devastating

What, did you really think this was going to be easy? You’re a Knicks fan. There’s no such thing as easy. Knicks fans don’t get pretty things.

05/20/2015

Steve Mills

Fans Dejected, But Knicks GM Feels ‘Good’ About 4th Pick

“We went into this very optimistic and we will remain that way,” Knicks general manager Steve Mills said Tuesday night. On Twitter, the reaction was much different.

05/20/2015

Steve Mills

Boomer & Carton: Knicks Lack Lottery Luck, Jackson’s Noticeable Absence And More

After ripping into Phil Jackson, Craig made it clear that by no means should the No. 4 draft pick be traded, before concluding that “the Knicks are screwed as a franchise.”

WFAN–05/20/2015

Knicks fans wear bags over their heads during a loss to the Rockets at Madison Square Garden on January 8, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Knicks Fall Back Two Spots In Draft Lottery, Timberwolves Snag First Pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night, the first time since 2004 the team with the worst record won the No. 1 pick.

05/19/2015

Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns, center, handles the ball against Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky, right, during the second half of the national semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kentucky Big Man Towns Says ‘It Would Be An Honor’ To Play For Knicks

All eyes will be on the draft lottery on Tuesday night as the immediate future of more than a dozen teams will begin to be determined.

05/19/2015

NBA Draft Combine 2015

Schmeelk: Tortured Knicks Fans Can’t Help But Think The Worst On Draft Lottery Day

I was right to pen my rational look at the draft lottery on Monday because on Tuesday, the fan hat is on. It’s not coming off.

05/19/2015

Karl-Anthony Towns (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk On Knicks: A Rational Look At The NBA Draft Lottery

I decided to write this story today because I assume that I’m not going to be rational on Tuesday. I’m not going to freak out unless the Knicks get the fifth pick.

05/18/2015

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