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John Schmeelk

Knicks guard J.R. Smith (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Chandler’s Return Doesn’t Solve Knicks’ Biggest Problem

To say the Knicks’ guards have been bad this year would be an understatement. To call them the worst collection of guards in the NBA would be accurate. It’s that horrid.

12/20/2013

Andrea Bargnani shoots against the Milwaukee Bucks on December 17, 2013 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Face It, Knicks Are A Low-IQ Organization

I hate to say it, but the Knicks are a laughingstock to fans, media and other NBA executives. And it starts at the top with owner James Dolan and trickles down to the players.

12/19/2013

Toure' Murry (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks’ Injuries Will Force Them To Go Small

Carmelo Anthony and likely Metta World Peace will be the power forwards with guards playing the other three positions on the court. For a team that thrives in the pick-and-roll while spreading the floor, that’s a good thing.

12/18/2013

Mike Woodson (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Coach Mike Woodson Screws Up … Again

All year we’ve detailed the myriad of mistakes that Mike Woodson has made coaching this basketball team. Well, you can add another item to that list: late-game management.

12/17/2013

The Knicks have been exploring a trade for Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry, according to a report. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Kyle Lowry Is A Good Fit For Knicks — But At What Cost?

Here’s the issue: Lowry is a free agent after this season. If the Knicks want to re-sign him long-term it will probably cost them around eight million dollars a season, give or take. That type of contract will make it nearly impossible for the Knicks to bring in another max player in the 2015 offseason if Carmelo Anthony signs a max extension this summer.

12/13/2013

Mike Woodson draws up a play for J.R. Smith against the Chicago Bulls on December 11, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Ugh! Knicks Would’ve Been Better Off Losing To Bulls

I actually walked out of MSG on Wednesday night annoyed that New York beat Chicago. Please don’t dismiss this. There’s logic behind it. I swear. Read on!

12/12/2013

Mike Woodson and J.R. Smith (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Coach Mike Woodson Has Lost His Team

He’s done. It’s over. Woodson is a dead man walking. He has lost this team, and it has translated to a lost season for the Knicks.

12/11/2013

Jason Alexander (Photo credit: Kevin Winter/ImageDirect/Getty Images) and Mike Woodson Copyright NBAE 2013 (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: George Costanza Can Help Solve All Of Mike Woodson’s Problems

I want to introduce Mike Woodson to someone. His name is George Costanza. He once devised a theory that would do Mike Woodson a lot of good today: do the opposite.

12/04/2013

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Enough Is Enough — It’s Time For Carmelo To Be A Leader

This team isn’t close to winning anything, so bringing back its core player for more money is counterintuitive. He has the most value and the Knicks can get the most for him in a trade.

12/02/2013

Mike Woodson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Mike Woodson – The Walking Contradiction

Woodson has said things in his post game press conferences this year that are either illogical, lies, or downright false.

11/24/2013

Knicks coach Mike Woodson (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Want To Avoid Pink Slip, Mike? Get Knicks’ Offense On Track Pronto

Change is coming. A move is on the horizon. Odds are, Mike Woodson is going to find himself on the wrong side of it. And right now that would be completely understandable.

11/20/2013

Knicks owner James Dolan (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Beware The Heavy Hand Of Knicks Owner James Dolan

The Knicks are playing not only against their opponents, but a timer that will hit zero at a time of Dolan’s choosing. When it does, all New York fans will feel the pain.

11/19/2013

Andrea Bargnani #77 of the New York Knicks sets a pick for teammate Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks to drive during a game against the San Antonio Spurs.  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Is Defense Really The Knicks’ Problem? Look A Bit Closer…

The ball movement has either been nonexistent or turnover prone. Until that changes, and the Knicks’ best players start to shoot better, there’s going to continue to be rough basketball at MSG.

11/13/2013

Mike Woodson (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images), Andrea Bargnani (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Woodson And Bargnani Leading The Way To Oblivion

Not even the most stubborn person could come to any other conclusion: the Knicks are a bad team when Andrea Bargnani is on the court.

11/08/2013

Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks sits on the bench after he was injured against the Charlotte Bobcats. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: How Do You Replace The Irreplaceable Tyson Chandler?

Last week I wrote about how Chandler might be the Knicks’ most irreplaceable player, so naturally less than a week later he fractures his leg and will miss anywhere from a month to a month and a half.

11/07/2013

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