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John Schmeelk

Tim Hardaway, Jr. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Need To Plan For 2015, So They CAN’T Trade Hardaway, Jr.

All the Knicks have left is the future, and they must protect their assets that can help them when the future arrives. Hardaway, Jr. is first on that list. Dealing him would be a dire mistake.


Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Dow NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Playing The Fool In Carmelo Anthony Saga

How is it humanly possible that the Knicks have not sat down with the foundation of their franchise? How have they not asked him about the future and what kind of teammates he wants to play with?


Carmelo Anthony during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Dissecting Carmelo Anthony’s Comments On Free Agency

Anthony sounds like he’ll give the Knicks a legit shot. But there’s the possibility that he’s creating cover for himself with a scenario where he can leave New York without looking like the bad guy.


Tyson Chandler (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: For The Sake Of The Future, Knicks Should Trade Tyson Chandler

Without many valuable assets to trade, one that can still bring something valuable back in a deal is Tyson Chandler.


Mike Woodson  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: This Weekend We Will Learn Something About The Knicks

With a thick veil of secrecy surrounding Madison Square Garden at all times, there’s no way of figuring out what the Knicks organization is actually thinking at any given moment.


Kyle Lowry (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Waiting Until 2015 For A Point Guard Would Be Bad Idea

The Knicks need to be all in on a point guard sooner rather than later. Wait until 2015? In this case, patience might not be a virtue.


Mike Woodson (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Very Little Risk, But Much Potential Reward In Moving On From Woodson

I don’t think anyone honestly believes the Knicks will reach the second round of the playoffs under Woodson. Maybe it could happen under someone else, but there’s only one way to find out.


The Knicks’ Tyson Chandler shoots against the Bucks on Feb. 3, 2014 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.  (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks’ Effort Against Bucks As Unacceptable As Unacceptable Gets

It’s games like the one Monday night against Milwaukee that make Knicks fans wonder why they waste energy investing passion into this team during modest win streaks.


Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Potential Trade Destinations For Carmelo Anthony In The West

There aren’t a lot of teams in either conference that are real fits for the Knicks if they decide they have to trade Carmelo Anthony and start a genuine rebuild.


Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Dow NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Potential Landing Spots For Carmelo Anthony In The East

These are not rumors, but rather scenarios that work financially for both sides inside the CBA, and could be feasible in a theoretical world.


Raymond Felton  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Bargnani Injury Forces Knicks To Play Small, And It’s Working Out

With Mike Woodson’s inability or unwillingness to find a way to use Bargnani well, his injury helps the team by default.


Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Dolan And Melo Need To Have ‘The Talk’ — And Soon

James Dolan can stay away from New York as long as he wants, but over the next 27 days, preferably sooner than later, the conversation is going to happen.


Hollis Thompson #31 of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks against Jeremy Tyler #4 of the New York Knicks. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: There Really Isn’t Any Point In Watching These Knicks Anymore

There really isn’t any point in watching anymore. The small details might change from night to night, but the Knicks always find a way to lose.


Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Why Would Melo Want To Be A Part Of The Knicks’ Mess?

If they haven’t already, the Knicks need to find out what Anthony is thinking so they can act accordingly. Any way you cut it, the Knicks do not provide a bright future for Anthony.


Mike Woodson (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Bad Losses, Injuries Open Door To Most Important Stretch Of Season

Woodson’s future as head coach is on the line, and perhaps even Anthony’s future as a Knick. That’s how important the next 15 days are to the future of this franchise. They better take advantage of it.