John Schmeelk

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Ranking The Best Carmelo Anthony Scenarios For The Knicks

Here are my most favored scenarios for how the Knicks should move forward in regard to Anthony and the roster over the next two seasons.


Jose Calderon (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Jackson’s First Trade Indicates New Path For Knicks

Jackson’s first move as Knicks GM is a good one because he got back more assets and value than he sent out the door. It’s also a great signal of how he intends to build this team into a title contender in the near future.


Carmelo Anthony #7 and Tyson Chandler #6 of the New York Knicks rebound the ball during the game against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on April 6, 2014. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: My Plan For Knicks Is To Tank The 2015 Season

On Wednesday I explained why it is likely Carmelo Anthony departs for another franchise this offseason. Based on the replies I received on Twitter, that scenario really upsets a lot of Knicks fans.


Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Carmelo Anthony Will Not Be A Knick Next Season

Carmelo Anthony is not going to be a Knick next year. I know it’s a hard pill for many Knicks and Melo fans to swallow, but it’s inevitable.


Manu Ginobili (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Leonard Deserved The MVP, But Manu Was Spurs’ Game-Changer

No one had a bigger turnaround than Ginobili. He might not have won or deserved the MVP, but he was the difference-maker.


San Antonio Spurs players in the huddle during a time out with head coach Gregg Popovich during Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals in San Antonio on June 15, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Spurs All About Team, Rule NBA With European Style Of Play

As good as Tim Duncan has been over the course of his career, there is no megastar on the San Antonio Spurs. This particular championship was a true team effort.


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Schmeelk: The Spurs Are The Better Team, And It Isn’t Very Close

The Spurs are a better basketball team than the Miami Heat. At this point, it might not even be that close, either.


LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat reacts against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Three of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 10, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: It’s Simple — Heat Can’t Stop The Spurs From Scoring

The Heat were losing, apparently, because Mario Chalmers wasn’t playing well. Huh? That is completely missing the true narrative of this series: The Miami Heat can’t stop the Spurs from scoring.


Derek Fisher is introduced as coach of the New York Knicks. (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 10 Takeaways From Derek Fisher’s First Day As Knicks Coach

I feel much better about the hiring after hearing Fisher speak. It’s clear he’s something different, and maybe something special.


Derek Fisher (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: This Time Jackson, Knicks Reel In Their Fish

Will Derek Fisher be the next great Knicks coach? I have no idea. No one does. But he’s the guy Phil Jackson thinks can lead this team. That’s all the matters.


Miami’s LeBron James was forced to leave Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs on June 5, 2014, with cramps. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: To Criticize LeBron For Game 1’s Heat Fiasco Is Ridiculous

The shark has officially been jumped with LeBron James. People have lost their damn minds. For anyone to question James’ toughness or heart after Thursday night’s game are clueless, lost, dishonest, and idiotic.


Tim Duncan #21 and head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talk during practice as part of the 2014 NBA Finals on June 04, 2014 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: NBA Finals Preview — Spurs Will Top Heat In 7

Unless Wade and James both play to a star’s level, and they find some help from the supporting cast, I think the Spurs win a hotly contested seven-games series. Spurs in seven.


Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Why Will Carmelo Anthony Opt Out? Risk Management

If I were Anthony, I wouldn’t opt in either. That is legitimate life-changing generational money that simply cannot be put at risk.


Phil Jackson is introduced as the new president of basketball operations for the New York Knicks on March 18, 2014 at MSG. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: What? Phil Worry? No Chance; Days Of Knicks’ Panic Are Over

Phil Jackson is either in over his head or in complete control as general manager of the Knicks. Which is it? Knowing the man, most likely the latter.


David Joerger of the Memphis Grizzlies looks on during Game 7 against the Oklahoma City Thunder on May 3, 2014 in Oklahoma City.  (Photo by Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Jackson Should Prioritize Defense, Not Triangle In Knicks Coaching Search

The reason the Knicks have been one of the least successful franchises in the NBA over the past 13 years is because they have ignored defense. That needs to stop immediately.