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Phil Jackson (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Are Bordering On Irrelevance, But They Must Resist Panic Moves

Things are bad, and usually these types of circumstances prompt James Dolan to swoop in and do something ill-conceived.

12/04/2014

Knicks head coach Derek Fisher and guard Jose Calderon, right, speak during a preseason game against the Boston Celtics at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., on Oct. 8, 2014. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Wins Aren’t There, But Knicks’ Offense Is Slowly Evolving

As the Knicks continue to sputter through the regular season — and likely to another lottery season — there has been hidden progress within the losses on the offensive side of the ball.

12/01/2014

Carmelo Anthony on the court during a game against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on November 24, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Knicks In Wait-And-See Mode After Carmelo Anthony Hurts Back

Just when you think things can’t get any worse.

11/25/2014

Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots against the New York Knicks during the game on November 19, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: The Knicks Who Don’t Play ‘D’ Need To Sit Or Get Shipped Out Of Town

Pick your metaphor. The Knicks’ defense is a sinking ship. A dumpster fire. A nuclear wasteland. Nicolas Cage’s acting career. The president’s approval ratings. Take your pick, they all work.

11/20/2014

Derek Fisher (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Coach Derek Fisher Needs To Shorten His Rotation

The Knicks need to play their best players and force opponents to match up against them. It’s the only way this team is going to forge an identity and figure things out.

11/13/2014

J.R. Smith puts up a three-pointer in the closing seconds against the Orlando Magic on November 12, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Smith Insists He Took ‘Right Shot’ At Buzzer In Loss To Magic

The ball never got to Carmelo Anthony, who appeared to be calling for it. “If I forced it into him, what kind of shot will he really have — a turnaround, fadeaway?” Smith said.

11/13/2014

Knicks head coach Derek Fisher speaks to his team during practice at Madison Square Garden on October 26, 2014. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Dissecting Knicks’ Issues In The Triangle

There’s an adjustment that has to happen, but as coach Derek Fisher and president Phil Jackson have both said, the team isn’t making basketball plays when the system affords the opportunities.

11/12/2014

The Knicks’ Iman Shumpert, right, battles the Hawks’ Paul Millsap for a rebound during the second half at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 10, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: The Numbers Lie — The Knicks’ Defense Is Still Horrid

If you just look at the stats, it appears the Knicks are playing pretty good defense this season. Teams are only averaging 98.4 points against them and shooting 44.7 percent from the field. But those numbers are illusions hiding a simple fact.

11/11/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images); Joe Johnson (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Still Developing Identities, Knicks And Nets Set To Meet At Barclays

The New York Knicks are still laboring with their new triangle offense and that could make it challenging for them to extend a three-game win streak in Brooklyn.

11/07/2014

Derek Fisher (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Derek Fisher Was The Difference In Knicks’ Win Over Cavaliers

The Knicks would not have beaten the Cavs last year. Not with Mike Woodson as their head coach. Not in a million years.

10/31/2014

Kirk Hinrich of the Chicago Bulls drives around J.R. Smith during the first quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Phil Jackson Says Knicks ‘Not Ready For Showtime’ After Opening Night Dud

“Embarrassed? No, I am not embarrassed,” Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said. “We will get better. I believe that.” But it’s not about to get any easier.

10/30/2014

The New York Knicks during open practice at Madison Square Garden on October 26, 2014. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: In Transition Season, Knicks Will Finish Over .500 And Make Playoffs

I’m landing the Knicks at 43-39, getting the eighth and final seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. It will be a good start to the Jackson and Fisher era.

10/29/2014

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks shoots the ball during open practice at Madison Square Garden on October 26, 2014. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rebuilding And ‘Rejuvenated’ Knicks Host Bulls In Season Opener

Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks are hoping a full season under team president Phil Jackson can help them return to the playoffs. It starts Wednesday night against Chicago.

10/29/2014

J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket as Amir Johnson #15 of the Toronto Raptors defends and Quincy Acy #4 of the New York Knicks looks on during their preseason NBA game at the Bell Centre on October 24, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 10 Questions That Will Determine The Knicks’ Success

Here are the 10 things that will determine the Knicks’ success this season, in order of importance.

10/28/2014

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NYC’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: Oct 27th – Nov 2nd

Check out the Priceless Things To Do this week in NYC, week of October 27th- November 2nd.

10/27/2014

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