NBA Draft

Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, left, battles Michigan State’s Matt Costello during the first half of the national semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on April 4, 2015. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 2015 NBA Draft Profile — Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor is, potentially, the best post player to come out of college since Tim Duncan.

17 hours ago

Steve Mills

Fans Dejected, But Knicks GM Feels ‘Good’ About 4th Pick

“We went into this very optimistic and we will remain that way,” Knicks general manager Steve Mills said Tuesday night. On Twitter, the reaction was much different.

05/20/2015

Karl-Anthony Towns (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk On Knicks: A Rational Look At The NBA Draft Lottery

I decided to write this story today because I assume that I’m not going to be rational on Tuesday. I’m not going to freak out unless the Knicks get the fifth pick.

05/18/2015

Patrick Ewing

Schmeelk: 30 Years Later, It’s Time For The Curse Of Ewing To End

The Curse of Ewing? A week from today, the Knicks hope to change things, as they have the second greatest chance of landing the top pick in the NBA draft.

05/12/2015

New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher reacts to a call during against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on April 13, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Only The Knicks Could Win When They’re Supposed To Lose

Watching the Knicks this season has been tantamount to corporal punishment. But all the pain and torture was supposed to yield at least a good chance of a happy ending.

04/14/2015

Quincy Acy #4 of the New York Knicks handles the ball against Ian Mahinmi #28 of the Indiana Pacers on April 8, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Only 1 Thing The Knicks Have Left To Do — Lose 4 More Games

The Knicks have already lost 63 games this season. What’s four more?

04/10/2015

Jahlil Okafor #15 of the Duke Blue Devils cuts down the net after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers during the NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: After NCAA Tournament, Big Men Should Still Sit Atop Draft Boards

The college basketball season is over, and the very top of most NBA draft boards should look the same in 77 days as they did five month ago: Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor, and then everyone else.

04/08/2015

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6 Best Dressed Players At The 2014 NBA Draft

Athletes have long been known for having great style and the 2014 draft class did not disappoint.

06/27/2014

LeBron James (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: King James And His Court

LeBron James singularly orchestrated the Big Three union. And now that he has opted out of his Miami Heat contract, he’s once again the Alpha Male of pro sports. Teams are scrambling to find the proper finances and expiring contracts, flipping over cushions for salary cap coin.

06/27/2014

Markel Brown (Credit: Getty Images)

Nets Trade Into NBA Draft, Land Guard Markel Brown, 2 Others

Brown, who is 6-foot-3, averaged 17.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game last season for Oklahoma State.

06/27/2014

Cleanthony Early led Wichita State to an undefeated regular season in 2013-14. (Credit: Getty Images)

Knicks Select Wichita State Forward Cleanthony Early In NBA Draft

A Middletown, New York, native, Early played at Pine Bush High School and Sullivan County Community College.

06/26/2014

Andrew Wiggins poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after Wiggins was drafted No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft on June 26, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images)

Andrew Wiggins Goes To Cleveland Cavaliers With Top Pick In NBA Draft

Andrew Wiggins of Kansas has been taken by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

06/26/2014

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2014 NBA Draft Predictions

Two weeks have now passed since we last saw the San Antonio Spurs dismantle the Miami Heat to win their fifth championship. On Thursday, it will be time for the winners to put the champagne down as the 2014 NBA Draft commences.

06/26/2014

P.J. Hairston during the NBA Draft combine on May 15, 2014 at Quest Multisport in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Agent Says Pickless Knicks ‘Very, Very’ Interested In P.J. Hairston

No matter what happens, Hairston’s agent, Juan Morrow, said it wasn’t a waste of time to work out for the legendary Phil Jackson.

06/20/2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rumored New NBA Minimum Age Would Be A Good Thing

Word on the street is that the big cheeses at the NCAA and NBA have agreed on a new age requirement for playing pro ball. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who really doesn’t need the NCAA’s approval, is increasingly vocal on the matter.

04/25/2014

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