John Schmeelk

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.


Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, left, battles Michigan State’s Matt Costello during the first half of the national semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on April 4, 2015. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 2015 NBA Draft Profile — Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor is, potentially, the best post player to come out of college since Tim Duncan.


Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns, center, handles the ball against Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky, right, during the second half of the national semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 2015 NBA Draft Profile — Karl-Anthony Towns

Though he played limited minutes in Kentucky’s rotation, Towns showed the ability to dominate defensively and also flashed offensive promise.


Ramon Flores

Schmeelk: Bats In Yankees’ Farm System Are Coming Fast

Going level by level, here’s how some of the Yankees’ upper-echelon minor leaguers are performing in 2015, and how close they are to getting to the majors.


D'Angelo Russell

Schmeelk: Breaking Down The Knicks’ Options With The Fourth Pick

The emotion has finally started to drain away, and despite the disappointment of not having a top-two selection, the Knicks are not in a bad position picking fourth in this year’s draft.


Steve Mills

Schmeelk: Ugh! Knicks’ Fall To Fourth Is Nothing Short Of Devastating

What, did you really think this was going to be easy? You’re a Knicks fan. There’s no such thing as easy. Knicks fans don’t get pretty things.