John Schmeelk

Head coach Derek Fisher of the New York Knicks gives direction to Pablo Prigioni #9 against the Dallas Mavericks on December 16, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Despite Knicks’ Awful Record, Derek Fisher Is Making Progress

Even though the team hasn’t turned it around, it is a positive sign that Fisher appears to be showing some growth.

12/18/2014

Tyson Chandler (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Trading Tyson Chandler Ended Up Being The Wrong Move

The real reason the trade has been such a disaster has nothing to do with either Chandler or Jose Calderon’s performances. It’s about cap space.

12/16/2014

Carmelo Anthony's locker before the New York Knicks' opener against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: It’s Obvious To Everyone — Melo Isn’t Part Of The Solution

This is going to be a time-consuming and painful process with the Knicks, and Carmelo Anthony is finally realizing that.

12/12/2014

Former Knicks coach Mike Woodson (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: An Open Letter To Mike Woodson

Let me start by saying I’m sorry. And then let me tell you why this Knicks debacle is your doing.

12/11/2014

Derek Fisher (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: And The Knicks’ Inevitable Implosion Has Begun

December 15 is coming, and Jackson was wise to say he wouldn’t make a move for the sake of making a move. But make no mistake about it: Change is coming, whether it’s now or after the season.

12/10/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 10 Takeaways From Knicks’ Heartbreaking Loss To Cavs

The Knicks let another winnable game slip through their fingers on Thursday night, and there were a lot of interesting storylines. Let’s go through them.

12/05/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

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

Knicks head coach Derek Fisher and guard Jose Calderon, right, speak during a preseason game against the Boston Celtics at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., on Oct. 8, 2014. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Wins Aren’t There, But Knicks’ Offense Is Slowly Evolving

As the Knicks continue to sputter through the regular season — and likely to another lottery season — there has been hidden progress within the losses on the offensive side of the ball.

12/01/2014

Phil Jackson (R) and Derek Fisher (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: If Superstars Turn Knicks Down, Jackson Should Follow Mavs’ Blueprint

With the Knicks at 4-11 and closer to the first pick in the draft than the NBA playoffs, chatter has already started about the Knicks’ upcoming offseason.

11/26/2014

Carmelo Anthony on the court during a game against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on November 24, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Melo’s Early Injuries Not A Good Sign For Knicks Long Term

Is age already creeping up on Carmelo Anthony? Or are some of his lower statistics the product of the triangle offense and his return to small forward?

11/25/2014

Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks goes for the dunk against the Philadelphia 76ers during the game on November 22, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Need To Get Amar’e Stoudemire The Ball More

No one knows how long Stoudemire will stay healthy, but the Knicks must take advantage of his skills while he is.

11/24/2014

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

Derek Fisher (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Coach Derek Fisher Needs To Shorten His Rotation

The Knicks need to play their best players and force opponents to match up against them. It’s the only way this team is going to forge an identity and figure things out.

11/13/2014

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

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