John Schmeelk

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.


NBA Draft Combine 2015

Schmeelk: Tortured Knicks Fans Can’t Help But Think The Worst On Draft Lottery Day

I was right to pen my rational look at the draft lottery on Monday because on Tuesday, the fan hat is on. It’s not coming off.


Karl-Anthony Towns (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk On Knicks: A Rational Look At The NBA Draft Lottery

I decided to write this story today because I assume that I’m not going to be rational on Tuesday. I’m not going to freak out unless the Knicks get the fifth pick.


Golden State’s Draymond Green, right, shoots the ball against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game 4 of the teams’ Western Conference semifinal series at FedExForum on May 11, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: NBA Playoffs Show Why Knicks Need To Acquire 2-Way Players This Summer

Playoff basketball is different than regular season basketball. It is a phrase uttered a lot this time of year, sometimes appropriately, sometimes not.


Patrick Ewing

Schmeelk: 30 Years Later, It’s Time For The Curse Of Ewing To End

The Curse of Ewing? A week from today, the Knicks hope to change things, as they have the second greatest chance of landing the top pick in the NBA draft.


Memphis Grizzlies v Golden State Warriors - Game Two

Schmeelk: Grizzlies Show There’s More Than 1 Way To Play Winning Basketball

The Grizzlies are a model for how you can still win in the NBA playing a different way. It’s possible, and that’s a road the Knicks will try to travel on as they begin this rebuilding process.


James Dolan (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images), Isiah Thomas with the Knicks in 2008  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: James Dolan Hits New Low, Proves He’s Worst Owner In Sports

Even the most inexperienced public relations expert… no, the worst public relations student… no, anyone with a functioning brain would advise him against bringing Isiah Thomas to the WNBA.


LeBron James against the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 4, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Upsets Shaping Up In Round 2 Of NBA Playoffs

It might take a special series from LeBron James — and a lot of help from Kyrie Irving — for the Cavaliers to win this series.


Carmelo Anthony

Schmeelk: How To Plan Free-Agency Decisions Around Carmelo Anthony

Anthony is still a cornerstone of this franchise, and unless he waives his no-trade clause that isn’t going to change. The Knicks would be wise to remember that when they start hunting for free agents.


Phil Jackson

Schmeelk: Examining The Knicks’ Free-Agency Options

Phil Jackson is watching players like Marc Gasol, Jimmy Butler, LaMarcus Aldridge and Draymond Green, all of whom (or none of which) could be targets of the Knicks this summer.


Phil Jackson

Schmeelk: Phil Jackson Gives Knicks Fans The Cold, Hard Truth

There were no brash comments or predictions about turning the Knicks into a championship-caliber team overnight. This was stuff the fans needed to hear.


Phil Jackson

Schmeelk: The Knicks’ Season Is Finally, Thankfully Over — Now The Rebuild Begins

The ping-pong balls bounce in May. The draft happens in June. Free agency starts in July. The Knicks need to do well in all three. The rebuild starts now.


Greg Monroe of the Detroit Pistons goes up for a dunk against the New York Knicks on January 2, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Greg Monroe To Knicks A Fait Accompli? Not So Fast

In the next few months, all sorts of stories like the Monroe thing are going to show up in the papers. Ignore them.


New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher reacts to a call during against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on April 13, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Only The Knicks Could Win When They’re Supposed To Lose

Watching the Knicks this season has been tantamount to corporal punishment. But all the pain and torture was supposed to yield at least a good chance of a happy ending.


Quincy Acy #4 of the New York Knicks handles the ball against Ian Mahinmi #28 of the Indiana Pacers on April 8, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Only 1 Thing The Knicks Have Left To Do — Lose 4 More Games

The Knicks have already lost 63 games this season. What’s four more?