John Schmeelk

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.


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.