John Schmeelk

Willie Green

Schmeelk: How Should The Knicks Complete Their Roster?

With NBA training camps opening in September, the Knicks have a lot of time to complete their roster.

07/21/2015

Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Porzingis, Grant Proving They Fit With Knicks

Expecting too much from either player this year would be mistake. With that said, both of New York’s first-round picks could be starters at some point this season.

07/20/2015

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony grabs a rebound against the Brooklyn Nets on Dec. 5, 2013, at Barclays Center. (credit: Getty Images)

Schmeelk: With Knicks A Major Work In Progress, Eventually Moving Melo Would Be Smart

Regardless of all the moves the Knicks have made, what happens this upcoming season and the next three after that is still completely dependent on Carmelo Anthony.

07/10/2015

Kristaps Porzingis

Schmeelk: Knicks’ Summer League Team Should Be A Must-Watch For Fans

It’s Las Vegas summer league basketball. Who cares, right? Well, at least this year, Knicks fans should care very much.

07/08/2015

Derrick Williams (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images); Kyle O'Quinn (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Did Well With O’Quinn, But Williams Is A Bit Of A Leap Of Faith

The Knicks are in a long-term rebuild and getting a player with that type of upside is exactly the type of asset they should be targeting.

07/06/2015

Alan Anderson

Schmeelk: Knicks Have Their Big Man, And Plenty Of Players Are Still Available

The preference would be for Anthony to play power forward, so the Knicks should target a small forward or shooting guard to fill that void.

07/03/2015

Greg Monroe, Arron Afflalo

Schmeelk: Afflalo Is In And Monroe Is Out, And That’s Just Fine For The Knicks

There are still plenty of useful players available that can help the Knicks build for the future in different ways, whether it be in free agency or via trade.

07/02/2015

DeAndre Jordan

Schmeelk: The Key Word For The Knicks In Free Agency Is Flexibility

Sign the best available players that could be good assets, and provide the team flexibility as it tries to make moves over the next couple of years to get back to relevance.

07/01/2015

Dwyane Wade (Photo by Isaac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Image), Danny Green (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images), Arron Afflalo (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks’ Free Agency Options — Wing Players

Ideally, anyone joining the Knicks should be younger than 30, play both ends of the floor and be a good value. Let’s take a look at the options.

07/01/2015

Brook Lopez, right, of the Brooklyn Nets shoots the ball against Robin Lopez of the Portland Trail Blazers at Barclays Center on April 6, 2015. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Breaking Down Potential Bigs Knicks May Target In Free Agency

The Knicks have virtually no size on their roster, save for project Kristaps Porzingis. They need a rim protector. They need someone that can play, score, and pass out of the post.

06/30/2015

Jimmy Butler

Schmeelk: Knicks Are Best Suited Going After Younger Free Agents

Considering the Knicks’ current state, they would be best suited going after the younger group of free agents on the market.

06/29/2015

Kristaps Porzingis

Schmeelk: Knicks Finally Prioritizing Long-Term With Porzingis

The Knicks might have turned a corner on Thursday night. For the first time in a long time, they actually acted like a real NBA organization with a long-term plan.

06/26/2015

Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor and D'Angelo Russell

Schmeelk: Final NBA Mock Draft — And With The Fourth Pick, The Knicks Select…

Draft night is finally here. Knicks fans went through the worst regular season in team history, and this is the payoff.

06/25/2015

Justise Winslow, D'Angelo Russell, Karl Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor

Schmeelk’s 2015 NBA Draft Big Board: 1-15

This is my big board for the 2015 NBA draft. Keep in mind that I am looking at the draft from the perspective of the Knicks’ front office.

06/23/2015

D'Angelo Russell  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images), Emmanuel Mudiay (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images), Frank Kaminsky (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 3 Tiers Of Knicks’ Options In NBA Draft

Keep in mind that the draft, by its nature, is a crap shoot. I’ll likely be wrong for more than one of these guys. That’s part of the fun.

06/22/2015

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