Andrea Bargnani

(L-R) Kenyon Martin, Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: The Knicks Are Winning — Why? We Go Inside The Numbers

Will the Knicks finally be able to sustain an increased defensive effort under Woodson, something they haven’t done for more than a year? If that’s the case, then this run might be more sustainable than people think.

01/14/2014

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat goes to the basket against the New York Knicks on January 09, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Beat Heat 102-92, Win 3rd Straight Game

Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points, Andrea Bargnani had 19, and the New York Knicks beat the Miami Heat 102-92 on Thursday night for their season-high third straight victory.

01/10/2014

Mike Woodson (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images), Andrea Bargnani (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Melo-Less Knicks Wilt In The 4th Quarter Heat, Lose To Raptors

Jonas Valanciunas had 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, and the Toronto Raptors rallied for a 95-83 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night.

12/27/2013

Andrea Bargnani shoots against the Milwaukee Bucks on December 17, 2013 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Face It, Knicks Are A Low-IQ Organization

I hate to say it, but the Knicks are a laughingstock to fans, media and other NBA executives. And it starts at the top with owner James Dolan and trickles down to the players.

12/19/2013

Knicks swingman Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Anthony, Knicks Beat Hawks 111-106

Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points, Andrea Bargnani added 23 and the New York Knicks pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-106 on Saturday night.

12/14/2013

The Celtics’ Phil Pressey, right, carries the ball down the court in front of the Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. during the first quarter during the game at TD Garden on Dec. 13, 2013 in Boston. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Knicks Blow 11-Point Lead In 4th Quarter, Lose To Celtics

Avery Bradley scored seven of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, hitting a 3-pointer with 2:38 to play to give the Celtics the lead for good, and Boston beat the New York Knicks 90-86 on Friday night.

12/13/2013

The Knicks have been exploring a trade for Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry, according to a report. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Kyle Lowry Is A Good Fit For Knicks — But At What Cost?

Here’s the issue: Lowry is a free agent after this season. If the Knicks want to re-sign him long-term it will probably cost them around eight million dollars a season, give or take. That type of contract will make it nearly impossible for the Knicks to bring in another max player in the 2015 offseason if Carmelo Anthony signs a max extension this summer.

12/13/2013

Mike Woodson draws up a play for J.R. Smith against the Chicago Bulls on December 11, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Ugh! Knicks Would’ve Been Better Off Losing To Bulls

I actually walked out of MSG on Wednesday night annoyed that New York beat Chicago. Please don’t dismiss this. There’s logic behind it. I swear. Read on!

12/12/2013

Jason Alexander (Photo credit: Kevin Winter/ImageDirect/Getty Images) and Mike Woodson Copyright NBAE 2013 (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: George Costanza Can Help Solve All Of Mike Woodson’s Problems

I want to introduce Mike Woodson to someone. His name is George Costanza. He once devised a theory that would do Mike Woodson a lot of good today: do the opposite.

12/04/2013

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Agony Continues As Melo Misses At Buzzer; Knicks Lose In Denver

Carmelo Anthony missed a contested, 14-foot jumper at the buzzer, and the Denver Nuggets hung on for a 97-95 victory over the New York Knicks and their former star player on Friday night.

11/30/2013

Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippers drives to the basket between Pablo Prigioni and J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Knicks Drop Seven In A Row, Melo Says Knicks Are ‘In A Dark Place’

Kenyon Martin hit a jumper with 4:30 to play, the Knicks were still in it. The Knicks missed their next six shots and scored only two points the rest of the night.

11/28/2013

Knicks coach Mike Woodson (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Want To Avoid Pink Slip, Mike? Get Knicks’ Offense On Track Pronto

Change is coming. A move is on the horizon. Odds are, Mike Woodson is going to find himself on the wrong side of it. And right now that would be completely understandable.

11/20/2013

Andrea Bargnani #77 of the New York Knicks sets a pick for teammate Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks to drive during a game against the San Antonio Spurs.  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Is Defense Really The Knicks’ Problem? Look A Bit Closer…

The ball movement has either been nonexistent or turnover prone. Until that changes, and the Knicks’ best players start to shoot better, there’s going to continue to be rough basketball at MSG.

11/13/2013

Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs defends J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks. Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Smith Fails To Lift Knicks As Spurs Roll At The Garden

J.R. Smith’s return from suspension couldn’t prevent the Knicks getting thumped by the Spurs 120-89.

11/11/2013

The Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, center, passes the ball against the Bobcats at the Time Warner Cable Arena on Nov. 8, 2013 in Charlotte, N.C. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Spoil Ewing’s First Game As NBA Head Coach

The Knicks shot 75 percent from the field in the third quarter, including making six of seven 3-point attempts, to blow open a tight game and snap a three-game losing skid.

11/08/2013

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