Iman Shumpert

Knicks guard Iman Shumpert. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Reports: Nuggets Reject Knicks’ Offer Of Shumpert For Faried

Knicks fans love Iman Shumpert. They love the intensity he brings to the court every night, especially on defense. Well, they may want to come to grips with a truth: He’s no longer a favorite of New York’s front office.

11/13/2013

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

Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks sits on the bench after he was injured against the Charlotte Bobcats. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: How Do You Replace The Irreplaceable Tyson Chandler?

Last week I wrote about how Chandler might be the Knicks’ most irreplaceable player, so naturally less than a week later he fractures his leg and will miss anywhere from a month to a month and a half.

11/07/2013

Tyson Chandler (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), Andrea Bargnani (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) during Knicks' season-opening win.

Schmeelk: Good And Bad Both In Knicks’ Nail-Biting Opener

The Knicks showed many good things in Wednesday’s season opener. But there were also a couple of red flags that could prove to be a problem in the season’s first true test against the Bulls.

10/31/2013

Iman Shumpert (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

WATCH: Knicks Guard Iman Shumpert Cut His Hair To ‘Punish’ Himself

“I think the perfect way to punish myself is to take my hair, just to end that whole separation of trying to be cool or trying to separate myself so that I look different,” Shumpert declared.

10/30/2013

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

Mike Woodson (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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

Mike Woodson (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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

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