John Schmeelk

Knicks fans wear bags over their heads during a loss to the Rockets at Madison Square Garden on January 8, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Why Are Fans So Angry? Knicks Are FINALLY Building The Right Way

The Knicks are actually operating in a logical way for the first time in a long time. Knicks fans should show some appreciation for that.

01/09/2015

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

Schmeelk: Knicks Orchestrating The Great Tank Of 2015

This is not Team Titanic or Tritanic. The ship isn’t sinking. It is being scuttled. The Knicks are tanking, and tanking the old-fashioned way: with gross incompetence.

01/07/2015

Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith inactive against the Sacramento Kings on December 27, 2014 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks’ Cleansing Continues In Trade They Had To Make

The Knicks now have millions more in cap space. Phil Jackson could screw it all up by signing the wrong players, but he is giving himself the opportunity to build a team the way he wants.

01/06/2015

The New York Knicks during the game against the Phoenix Suns on December 20, 2014 at Madison Square Garden (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Santa Schmeelk Hands Out His Annual Christmas Gifts To The Knicks

As the annual tradition goes, Santa Schmeelk is coming to town and presenting the Knicks with some gifts to help them get through this usually joyous, but now painful time of year.

12/24/2014

J.R. Smith (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Should Trade J.R. Smith For Anything With A Pulse

The Knicks should be jumping at a chance to trade him for anything with a pulse (or not) that has an expiring contract this season.

12/23/2014

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

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