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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

Carmelo Anthony #7 and J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks shake hands during a game against the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden on October 22, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: What To Do, What To Do? Breaking Down The Knicks’ Lineup Options

The only starters that appear certain are Carmelo Anthony (likely at small forward) and Jose Calderon. The other positions all seem to be, potentially, up for grabs.

10/24/2014

J.R. Smith (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Smith: I’m Not Used To Putting The Team Over Myself

“Trying to think about the rest of the team over myself or my scoring is something that I never really had to do before.”

10/24/2014

Knicks guard Pablo Prigioni goes up for a layup during a preseason game against the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 22, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Phil Breaks Down Roster, Says Knicks Athletic Enough To Run Triangle Offense

As far as Phil Jackson is concerned, Carmelo Anthony is the Knicks’ only star, but that doesn’t mean he and his teammates together won’t be able to run the triangle offense efficiently.

10/23/2014

Shane Larkin (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks’ 1 Way To Win? Groom Young Guards Into 2-Dimensional Players

Most of New York’s players are what they are: one-dimensional guys. Shumpert, Hardaway and Larkin can be more than that.

10/22/2014

Carmelo Anthony dribbles the ball up the court during the Knicks’ preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on Oct. 14, 2014. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

SEASON PREVIEW: Anthony Has High Hopes For The Jackson-Fisher Knicks

Phil Jackson made two big signings since becoming Knicks president, and Carmelo Anthony seems thrilled with both.

10/21/2014

Andrea Bargnani (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Breaking Down The Knicks’ Power Forward Conundrum

Derek Fisher has wisely used the first four preseason games to experiment with different player combinations. But he has been shorthanded at one of the most competitive spots on the roster.

10/16/2014

J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks drives against Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics during a preseason game at the XL Center on October 8, 2014 in Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Smith: Getting Used To Triangle Offense Will Take Knicks ‘A Few Months’

“It’s going to take a few months,” Smith said. “Over the course of the year, understanding where everybody is going to be. It’s going to take a while.”

10/09/2014

The New York Knicks huddle during practice at West Point Military Academy on September 30, 2014 in West Point, New York. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: What To Watch For In The Knicks’ Preseason Opener

Can Anthony fit into the triangle? Will he get shots in rhythm in spots where he likes to score? Will the ball move? Will he be willing to move off the ball and cut for easy baskets?

10/08/2014

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NYC’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: October 6th-12th

Check out the Priceless Things To Do this week in NYC, week of October 6th- 12th.

10/06/2014

Assistant coach Jim Cleamons and Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks talk during practice at West Point Military Academy on September 30, 2014 in West Point, New York. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Are Talking The Talk About Defense, But Will They Walk The Walk?

When the preseason starts in four days, we’ll see how much head coach Derek Fisher is getting through to his team.

10/03/2014

New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher and Team President Phil Jackson talk to the media on September 26, 2014 in Tarrytown, New York. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Stress Defense, Teamwork At West Point Camp

The rookie coach ran his first practice Tuesday morning, a 2 1/2-hour workout that was heavy on defense and teamwork, which were both missing far too often last season.

10/01/2014

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