John Schmeelk

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: All Yankees Fans Cheering A-Rod’s Pursuit Of 3,000 Hits Are Phonies

I get that people love a redemption story. Man screws up, apologizes, reforms himself, and does well. But that’s not what A-Rod’s story is.


Phil Jackson

Schmeelk: Should The Knicks Trade Down? It’s Complicated

If they trade away a star player, it could set the franchise back another decade. In other words, they better not screw this up.


Frank Kaminsky

Schmeelk: Examining The Knicks’ Many Options If They Trade Down

With the Knicks selecting fourth a week from Thursday, there are many reports that they might be interested in trading down, depending on interest and who is available.


Golden State Warriors

Schmeelk: The NBA Continues To Be Predictable, And That’s A GOOD Thing

It might turn people off, but there is some comfort in having a league where the best team wins most of the time.


LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, right, shoots against Andre Iguodala  of the Golden State Warriors during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals on June 14, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: LeBron Should Be Named Finals MVP Even If The Cavaliers Lose

LeBron James is having a series for the ages and his final numbers will likely surpass Jerry West’s epic run back in 1969.


Mario Hezonja

Schmeelk: 2015 NBA Draft Profile — Mario Hezonja

Hezonja can put the ball in the hole every way you can. His is great running off screens, catching and shooting.


Phil Jackson

Schmeelk: 2015 NBA Draft Profile — Kristaps Porzingis

Some people call Emmanuel Mudiay the boom-or-bust prospect in this draft. They’re wrong. That title belongs to Kristaps Porzingis.


David Lee

Schmeelk: LeBron Dominated Again, But Did The Warriors Find Their Offensive Answer?

Much of the fourth-quarter turnaround for the Warriors can be attributed to David Lee, who had a much bigger impact than even his 10 points would indicate.


Willie Cauley-Stein shoots in the second half against the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Chris Steppig - Pool/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 2015 NBA Draft Profile — Willie Cauley-Stein

Kentucky’s agile big man can defend, defend and defend some more, which the Knicks could certainly use. But what about his offense?


Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors looks to shoot under pressure from J.R. Smith, Matthew Dellavedova and Timofey Mozgov of the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 7, 2015 in Oakland, California. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Cavaliers Avoid Big Hole In NBA Finals With Good Old Fashioned Defense

With Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving out, by all rights the Cavaliers should be down two games instead of heading back to Cleveland with home-court advantage.


2015 NBA Finals - Game One

Schmeelk: Game 1 Affirms That Warriors Will Win Finals Fairly Easily

The Cavaliers might figure out a way to win a game in this series, but they won’t do much better than that.


2015 NBA Finals logo

Schmeelk: NBA Finals Preview — Warriors Will Beat Cavs In 5

Any conversation about how these NBA Finals are going to play out needs to start with one important fact: Kyrie Irving’s health.


Duke's Justise Winslow, right, goes to the rim against Michigan State udirng the national semifinals on April 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 2015 NBA Draft Profile — Justise Winslow

If there’s a perfect fit out there for the Knicks at No. 4 in the NBA draft, it may be Duke’s Justise Winslow.


Emmanuel Mudiay of the World Team shoots a free throw against the Team USA on April 12, 2014 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 2015 NBA Draft Profile — Emmanuel Mudiay

Emmanuel Mudiay is the real man of mystery in this year’s NBA draft class.


Phil Jackson (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) and  D'Angelo Russell (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 2015 NBA Draft Profile — D’Angelo Russell

D’Angelo Russell stormed through college basketball this year, winning the Jerry West Award for the nation’s best shooting guard and leading the Buckeyes to the NCAA tournament.