Schmeelk: Knicks' New Management Now Has To Back Up Strong WordsThe Knicks' press conference on Monday introducing new general manager Scott Perry went about as well as it possibly could have.
Schmeelk: Perry A Good Hire By Knicks, At Least On Paper AnywayWhen the Knicks let Phil Jackson go, the best thing they could have done to replace him was find a career NBA executive with a ton of experience that didn’t have a big name.
Schmeelk: Trading Carmelo Anthony Remains Extremely DifficultCarmelo Anthony is still a Knick. On Wednesday, the Daily News' Frank Isola reported that a trade was on "the 2-yard line."
‘City Game’ Podcast: Making A Carmelo Anthony Trade Work, And MoreOn the latest episode of the "City Game" podcast, hosts John Schmeelk and Steve Lichtenstein talk about the impending Carmelo Anthony trade, as well as and the Knicks' and Nets' moves in free agency.
Schmeelk: Knicks Fans, Be Afraid -- Steve Mills Is Running The Show NowThe Knicks aren’t going to have a real basketball person come in and change the culture because they won’t be allowed to by the people already in the building that owner James Dolan wants to keep in place.
Schmeelk: Knicks Run Out Of Patience And Return To Sorry FormThe Knicks couldn’t quite make it a full week without doing the type of foolish things they usually do.
Schmeelk: It’s Time For The Knicks To Embrace The TankIf the Knicks can add one more top player from next year’s draft, they'd have a good young core that has a chance to become something real.
Schmeelk: Where Might Knicks Actually Trade Carmelo Anthony?What seemed impossible just a couple weeks ago might now be possible: The Knicks might actually be able to find a landing spot for Carmelo Anthony.
Schmeelk: The Best Thing Knicks Can Do Now Is Very LittleIn an effort to get ahead with my work, I sat down last weekend and wrote what I thought the Knicks' offseason plan should be. A few days later, Phil Jackson got fired and everything changed.
Schmeelk: At The End Of The Day, Jackson's Ego Did Him InPhil Jackson was supposed to bring respectability, winning, and a direction to Madison Square Garden, but instead he brought the opposite -- chaos, losing, and embarrassment.
Schmeelk: Knicks Do Smart Things By Keeping Porzingis, Drafting NtilikinaAll in all, the Knicks didn’t do anything stupid Thursday night, and with this front office, that has to be considered a win.
‘City Game’ Podcast: Reviewing The NBA DraftThe guys also discuss the Kristaps Porzingis trade rumors and chat with Jared Dubin of CBS Sports, Vice Sports and FanSided.