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John Schmeelk

Raymond Felton, Kenyon Martin and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks 2013-14 Preview: Don’t Overlook Healthier Knicks

Schmeelk says this year’s Knicks squad is capable of winning 50 games.

10/30/2013

Andrea Bargnani (left) (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images); Amar'e Stoudemire (Right) (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Bargnani, STAT May Not Play D, But They Can Sure Shoot

On the surface, Andrea Bargnani and Amar’e Stoudemire really don’t improve the Knicks’ offense all that much and certainly won’t help the defense at all. But they will definitely have value against certain teams.

10/24/2013

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk To Knicks Fans: Melo Mania Is A Waste Of Time

This summer I made a promise that I wouldn’t address Carmelo Anthony’s impending opt-out until the season was over. Thanks to Melo’s foolish interview with the New York Observer, I’m being forced to break that rule in October.

10/18/2013

J.R. Smith (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: J.R. Smith Starting Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen

With Smith and Anthony on the court together, the ball often stops, which would hurt the ultra-effective Felton/Chandler pick-and-roll. Smith also doesn’t apply the smart, heady defense that’s needed with the rest of the starting five.

10/17/2013

Rudy Gay #22 of the Toronto Raptors shoots the ball over Iman Shumpert #21 of the New York Knicks. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: How Can The Knicks Improve Defensively?

For the Knicks to make a serious run to the NBA Finals, they have to improve their defense. There’s a few ways that a team’s defense can be improved.

10/16/2013

Mike Woodson (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Breaking Down Mike Woodson’s Offense/Defense Dilemma

Woodson will have a lot of flexibility when it comes to finding the proper offense/defense balance. He can go with a dual point-guard lineup with Prigioni or start a bigger two-guard like Shumpert or Smith.

10/08/2013

James L. Dolan (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: As Usual, The Drama Has Started Early For The Knicks

This is the way the Knicks’ season has to start. It’s so disappointing, but also so typical at the same time. Dolan would have it no other way.

09/30/2013

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Despite Disappointing Offseason, Knicks Should Be Ready For Season

Tim Hardaway, Jr, CJ Leslie, Andrea Bargnani and Ron Artest are the new members of the club. But is the team better? How will they compete with an improving Eastern Conference next year?

07/18/2013

J.R. Smith (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Handle Smith’s Injury The Knicks’ Way — Incompetently

Just days after J.R. Smith signed a reported four-year deal with the Knicks, he underwent knee surgery that will put him out three to four months and put his availability for the start of the regular season in serious danger.

07/17/2013

Chauncey Billups (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Have Few Choices, But Many Needs In Free Agency

When the moratorium lifts on Wednesday night and teams around the league execute all the deals reported over the last 10 days, the Knicks will still be left with many holes to fill and very few good options to fill them.

07/10/2013

J.R. Smith (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: New York Knicks Summer 2013 Free Agency Primer

J.R. Smith is far from the perfect player, but the Knicks have no choice but to sign him. If J.R. wants to bolt to a bad team for more money, he can.

07/02/2013

Andrea Bargnani of the Toronto Raptors. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Bargnani Must Prove Knicks Risk Is Worthwhile

The Knicks are often too quick to trade away first round picks, since that is the best way for a team to acquire cheap assets. Picks are one of the most valuable NBA assets.

07/01/2013

Tony Mitchell during Day 1 of the 2013 NBA Draft Combine on May 16, 2013 at Quest Multiplex in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk’s NBA Draft Preview: Knicks’ Options At No. 24

Earlier this week, we talked about the Knicks’ needs in this year’s draft. Today we’ll take a look at their options when they select at No. 24.

06/27/2013

Glen Grunwald (credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: What Do The Knicks Really Need Out Of The 2013 Draft?

The NBA Draft is just three days away, and it is perhaps the most important part for the Knicks as they head into the offseason.

06/25/2013

LeBron James speaks with reporters after Game 7 of the NBA Finals on June 20, 2013. The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win the NBA title. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Classic NBA Finals Should Help Redefine ‘Greatness’ And ‘Legacy’

I doubt it will be the case, but this series should put all those outdated and nauseating LeBron James narratives out to pasture once and for all.

06/21/2013

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