John Schmeelk

Jason Smith (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Jason Smith Gives The Knicks Much-Needed Depth Up Front

With too many wings and not enough big men, the Knicks had to add more depth up front, and they did that by signing Jason Smith.

07/16/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Dow NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Fans Should Be Disappointed By Details Of Melo’s Contract

They should still be happy that their star is back and that the Knicks will be very competitive for the next four to five years, but it is going to be very hard to get to a championship level during that same time frame.

07/16/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Melo Must Be Prepared To Face Dark Side Of Being A Star In N.Y.

The natives are always restless, and as Melo embarks on the second half of his Knicks career, he is going to learn that quickly. How he handles it will help define his Knicks career.

07/15/2014

New York Knicks v Orlando Magic

Schmeelk: This Is The Melo Era, For Better Or Worse

This wasn’t a PR coup like LeBron’s return home to Cleveland, but it certainly will help Anthony’s image. Those things, however, tend not to last too long if the wins don’t follow.

07/14/2014

Carmelo Anthony shoots against the Chicago Bulls on April 11, 2013 at the United Center. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: He’s Yours, Chicago! Melo Sign-And-Trade Is Knicks’ Best Option

There are no quick fixes here. Phil Jackson wants to build this team in his image, and it will take some time, with or without Carmelo Anthony.

07/11/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Ranking The Best Carmelo Anthony Scenarios For The Knicks

Here are my most favored scenarios for how the Knicks should move forward in regard to Anthony and the roster over the next two seasons.

06/30/2014

Jose Calderon (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Jackson’s First Trade Indicates New Path For Knicks

Jackson’s first move as Knicks GM is a good one because he got back more assets and value than he sent out the door. It’s also a great signal of how he intends to build this team into a title contender in the near future.

06/26/2014

Carmelo Anthony #7 and Tyson Chandler #6 of the New York Knicks rebound the ball during the game against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on April 6, 2014. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: My Plan For Knicks Is To Tank The 2015 Season

On Wednesday I explained why it is likely Carmelo Anthony departs for another franchise this offseason. Based on the replies I received on Twitter, that scenario really upsets a lot of Knicks fans.

06/19/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Carmelo Anthony Will Not Be A Knick Next Season

Carmelo Anthony is not going to be a Knick next year. I know it’s a hard pill for many Knicks and Melo fans to swallow, but it’s inevitable.

06/18/2014

Manu Ginobili (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Leonard Deserved The MVP, But Manu Was Spurs’ Game-Changer

No one had a bigger turnaround than Ginobili. He might not have won or deserved the MVP, but he was the difference-maker.

06/17/2014

San Antonio Spurs players in the huddle during a time out with head coach Gregg Popovich during Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals in San Antonio on June 15, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Spurs All About Team, Rule NBA With European Style Of Play

As good as Tim Duncan has been over the course of his career, there is no megastar on the San Antonio Spurs. This particular championship was a true team effort.

06/16/2014

Tony Parker (Photo by Andrew D Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: The Spurs Are The Better Team, And It Isn’t Very Close

The Spurs are a better basketball team than the Miami Heat. At this point, it might not even be that close, either.

06/13/2014

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat reacts against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Three of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 10, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: It’s Simple — Heat Can’t Stop The Spurs From Scoring

The Heat were losing, apparently, because Mario Chalmers wasn’t playing well. Huh? That is completely missing the true narrative of this series: The Miami Heat can’t stop the Spurs from scoring.

06/12/2014

Derek Fisher is introduced as coach of the New York Knicks. (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 10 Takeaways From Derek Fisher’s First Day As Knicks Coach

I feel much better about the hiring after hearing Fisher speak. It’s clear he’s something different, and maybe something special.

06/11/2014

Derek Fisher (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: This Time Jackson, Knicks Reel In Their Fish

Will Derek Fisher be the next great Knicks coach? I have no idea. No one does. But he’s the guy Phil Jackson thinks can lead this team. That’s all the matters.

06/10/2014

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