Schmeelk: A Look At How NBA's Eastern Conference Is Shaping UpThe Knicks need to be at minimum a top four seed in the Eastern Conference if the season is to be considered a success. Preferably, they would finish second or third to avoid the Cavaliers until the Eastern Conference finals.
Schmeelk: Mediocrity Would Doom The New-Look KnicksEven with the glimpse of the long term in place, the Knicks are going to be judged by one thing, and one thing alone, following this free-spending offseason: wins.
Schmeelk: Jackson Has Big Work To Do To Fill Out Back Of Knicks RosterThe Knicks have 12 guaranteed contracts on their roster. Most fans say “that’s all you need," but New York needs to have a deep bench with the age and injury history of some of its best players.
Schmeelk: Knicks' Decision To Retain Melo And 2016 Moves Will Be Tested Next SeasonIf you want to find the true genesis of the moves the Knicks made this offseason, you have to go back further than the Derrick Rose trade.
Schmeelk: Knicks' Offense Figures To Be Run 'N Gun First, Triangle SecondNow that the Knicks' roster is coming into focus, it’s Jeff Hornacek's job to fit his new pieces into a workable team.
Schmeelk: Knicks Rotation Coming Into FocusThe Knicks were busy over the July Fourth weekend, and it looks like the 2016 team is coming into focus. Whether it was wise or not, the Knicks have pushed their chips to the middle of the table. They are all in, for better or for worse.
Schmeelk: Grading The Knicks' Offseason Moves So FarThe Knicks wasted no time and made a number of moves this weekend, taking advantage of their salary cap space to put together a pretty good-looking roster on paper.
Schmeelk: A Look At Free Agent Options At Guard For KnicksThe Knicks' two priorities with their two guard needs should be defense and shooting.
Schmeelk: A Look At Free Agent Options At Center For KnicksWith Robin Lopez now in Chicago, the Knicks need a new starting center who can play 25 to 30 minutes per game.
Schmeelk: Knicks Signing Joakim Noah Would Be A Big MistakeSince the Knicks traded for Derrick Rose there hasn’t been a player linked more to New York than Joakim Noah.
Schmeelk: Knicks Entering Dangerous 'Win Now' ModeHow far Jackson is willing to go to win now remains to be seen. He would be wise to proceed with caution. Entertaining thoughts of trading future draft picks would be foolish.
Schmeelk: Debunking Myths About All The Good The Rose Trade Will DoThere are three main arguments proponents of the Derrick Rose trade have given for why it will help the Knicks long term. None hold water.