Iman Shumpert

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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

J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks takes a shot against the Dallas Mavericks on November 26, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Shooting Guard Has Become A Black Hole For Knicks

The Knicks’ shooting-guard position was supposed to be a strength this year, but so far it has been an absolute disaster.

12/02/2014

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

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

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images) shoots against the Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James' homecoming at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Sorry, LeBron! Knicks Bounce Back In Big Way To Spoil James’ Homecoming

Cleveland, after waiting months to celebrate LeBron James’ return with a rip-roaring party, was in a state of shock following a 95-90 loss to the Knicks on Thursday night.

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

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

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

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TTYM: Tom Brady Flops, Amar’e Bathes In Wine And Shump Is Funny

Here are five funny sports moments you may have missed this week.

10/17/2014

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

J.R. Smith (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Knicks Mulling Trade Options For J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert

The Knicks are expected to have enough cash for a power play in free agency next year. But Phil Jackson could be setting himself up for some moves in the meantime.

07/21/2014

Carmelo Anthony #7 and Tyson Chandler #6 of the New York Knicks rebound the ball during the game against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on April 6, 2014. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: My Plan For Knicks Is To Tank The 2015 Season

On Wednesday I explained why it is likely Carmelo Anthony departs for another franchise this offseason. Based on the replies I received on Twitter, that scenario really upsets a lot of Knicks fans.

06/19/2014

Iman Shumpert (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Shumpert Is Keeping Knicks’ Defense, Playoff Hopes Afloat

Perhaps it’s Phil Jackson who sees that his impact on defense overcomes his lackluster offensive game. The bottom line is that the Knicks are much better off with Shumpert still here.

04/04/2014

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