Iman Shumpert

Raymond Felton, Kenyon Martin and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks 2013-14 Preview: Don’t Overlook Healthier Knicks

Schmeelk says this year’s Knicks squad is capable of winning 50 games.

10/30/2013

Iman Shumpert #21 of the New York Knicks shoots during a preseason game against the Charlotte Bobcats on October 25, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Exercise 4th Year On Iman Shumpert’s Contract

Shumpert averaged 6.8 points and 3.0 rebounds in 45 games, all starts, last season after returning from torn knee ligaments.

10/29/2013

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Bobcats Spoil Knicks’ Return To Madison Square Garden

Kemba Walker scored 18 points and made the tiebreaking basket with 1:31 remaining as the Charlotte Bobcats escaped with an 85-83 preseason win over the Knicks 85-83 on Friday night.

10/25/2013

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

Schmeelk: J.R. Smith Starting Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen

With Smith and Anthony on the court together, the ball often stops, which would hurt the ultra-effective Felton/Chandler pick-and-roll. Smith also doesn’t apply the smart, heady defense that’s needed with the rest of the starting five.

10/17/2013

Rudy Gay #22 of the Toronto Raptors shoots the ball over Iman Shumpert #21 of the New York Knicks. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: How Can The Knicks Improve Defensively?

For the Knicks to make a serious run to the NBA Finals, they have to improve their defense. There’s a few ways that a team’s defense can be improved.

10/16/2013

J.R. Smith (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

J.R. Smith Says He Has ‘Nothing Left To Prove’ As Knicks’ Sixth Man

Smith wants the starting nod from coach Mike Woodson. That said, if the Knicks reprise his role as the go-to guy off the bench, he’d be OK with that, too.

10/16/2013

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Schmeelk: Breaking Down Mike Woodson’s Offense/Defense Dilemma

Woodson will have a lot of flexibility when it comes to finding the proper offense/defense balance. He can go with a dual point-guard lineup with Prigioni or start a bigger two-guard like Shumpert or Smith.

10/08/2013

James L. Dolan (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: As Usual, The Drama Has Started Early For The Knicks

This is the way the Knicks’ season has to start. It’s so disappointing, but also so typical at the same time. Dolan would have it no other way.

09/30/2013

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Star Carmelo Anthony Refuses To Be Drawn In On Free Agency Speculation

Melo has refused to discuss the possibility of leaving the Knicks via free agency.

09/11/2013

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Knicks Head Coach Mike Woodson: ‘I Have No Idea Who’s Going To Start’

Knicks head coach Mike Woodson is still tampering around with his lineup, only guaranteeing starting spots to three players: Tyson Chandler, Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton.

08/15/2013

Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Teti: An Inside Look Into The Battle For The Big City’s Hoops Crown

This will be the season when the Nets-Knicks rivalry will blow up and evolve into one of the greatest in pro sports.

07/22/2013

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Despite Disappointing Offseason, Knicks Should Be Ready For Season

Tim Hardaway, Jr, CJ Leslie, Andrea Bargnani and Ron Artest are the new members of the club. But is the team better? How will they compete with an improving Eastern Conference next year?

07/18/2013

Metta World Peace (Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Teti: World Peace Adds Depth, Experience To Knicks’ Roster

He can establish that second unit that comes in and challenges opponents when the starters are winded. He can completely change the game, get the crowd pumped up and propel the Knicks forward.

07/16/2013

Chauncey Billups (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Have Few Choices, But Many Needs In Free Agency

When the moratorium lifts on Wednesday night and teams around the league execute all the deals reported over the last 10 days, the Knicks will still be left with many holes to fill and very few good options to fill them.

07/10/2013

Andrea Bargnani of the Toronto Raptors. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Bargnani Must Prove Knicks Risk Is Worthwhile

The Knicks are often too quick to trade away first round picks, since that is the best way for a team to acquire cheap assets. Picks are one of the most valuable NBA assets.

07/01/2013

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