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John Schmeelk

Mike Woodson (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Very Little Risk, But Much Potential Reward In Moving On From Woodson

I don’t think anyone honestly believes the Knicks will reach the second round of the playoffs under Woodson. Maybe it could happen under someone else, but there’s only one way to find out.


The Knicks’ Tyson Chandler shoots against the Bucks on Feb. 3, 2014 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.  (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks’ Effort Against Bucks As Unacceptable As Unacceptable Gets

It’s games like the one Monday night against Milwaukee that make Knicks fans wonder why they waste energy investing passion into this team during modest win streaks.


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Schmeelk: Potential Trade Destinations For Carmelo Anthony In The West

There aren’t a lot of teams in either conference that are real fits for the Knicks if they decide they have to trade Carmelo Anthony and start a genuine rebuild.


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Schmeelk: Potential Landing Spots For Carmelo Anthony In The East

These are not rumors, but rather scenarios that work financially for both sides inside the CBA, and could be feasible in a theoretical world.


Raymond Felton  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Bargnani Injury Forces Knicks To Play Small, And It’s Working Out

With Mike Woodson’s inability or unwillingness to find a way to use Bargnani well, his injury helps the team by default.


Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Dolan And Melo Need To Have ‘The Talk’ — And Soon

James Dolan can stay away from New York as long as he wants, but over the next 27 days, preferably sooner than later, the conversation is going to happen.


Hollis Thompson #31 of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks against Jeremy Tyler #4 of the New York Knicks. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: There Really Isn’t Any Point In Watching These Knicks Anymore

There really isn’t any point in watching anymore. The small details might change from night to night, but the Knicks always find a way to lose.


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Schmeelk: Why Would Melo Want To Be A Part Of The Knicks’ Mess?

If they haven’t already, the Knicks need to find out what Anthony is thinking so they can act accordingly. Any way you cut it, the Knicks do not provide a bright future for Anthony.


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Schmeelk: Bad Losses, Injuries Open Door To Most Important Stretch Of Season

Woodson’s future as head coach is on the line, and perhaps even Anthony’s future as a Knick. That’s how important the next 15 days are to the future of this franchise. They better take advantage of it.


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Schmeelk: Knicks Have No Shot Until They Fix 4th-Quarter Woes

The Knicks are slowly turning it around, and looking more like the team that won night after night last season. But there’s one thing they haven’t been able to do. They can’t close games.


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Schmeelk: Yet Again, Knicks Handle Matters Badly And Create A Mess

This whole episode is simply another perfect example of how chaotic and disorganized the Knicks’ management structure is. Nothing is ever handled the right way.


(L-R) Kenyon Martin, Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: The Knicks Are Winning — Why? We Go Inside The Numbers

Will the Knicks finally be able to sustain an increased defensive effort under Woodson, something they haven’t done for more than a year? If that’s the case, then this run might be more sustainable than people think.


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Schmeelk: Knicks’ Success Starts With Keeping Smith On Bench

It’s amazing what happens when J.R. Smith doesn’t play. It’s nowhere near that simple, of course. But it was a very significant change in direction for the Knicks on Friday night.


Knicks coach Mike Woodson (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Better Hope Woodson Learned Something On Texas Trip

New York’s coach has to decide whether it’s more important to win basketball games or give playing time to the players with the biggest contracts. The decision is really that simple.


Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Time For Knicks To Face Hard Truth And Trade Carmelo Anthony

This group of players has run its course, as has the Carmelo Anthony era. The trade for Melo was a failure. The idea of building around him hasn’t worked. It’s time to accept it, cut losses and move on.