Schmeelk: Hornacek Was Wrong To Sit Young Point Guards Until NowHornacek stubbornly stuck with his veteran because he thought Jarrett Jack playing big-time minutes gave him the best chance to win.
Schmeelk: 5 Things To Watch From Knicks In Second Half Of SeasonWith the All-Star break over, the second half of the Knicks season is not going to be filled with any sort of playoff run. With Kristaps Porzingis out, the Knicks are once again merely playing out the string.
Schmeelk: Knicks’ Chances Of Moving Up In Lottery Not StrongAs the Knicks and the rest of the NBA enter the All-Star break, it’s time to look at one of the two things that matter -- the other is player development -- for the Knicks in the second half of the season: where they sit in the draft lottery.
Schmeelk: All-Star Break Should Bring Changes For KnicksThings need to seriously change at the All-Star break so the remainder of the season has some meaning other than pingpong balls.
Schmeelk: Porzingis Injury Leaves Knicks Asking Questions About FutureWhat kind of career is he going to have? Everyone had a much better idea before last Wednesday night.
‘City Game’ Podcast: Talking Trade Deadline, Porzingis InjuryIn the latest episode of the “City Game” podcast, hosts John Schmeelk and Steve Lichtenstein break down the trade deadline and explain why the way the Knicks handled Willy Hernangomez didn't make a lot of sense.
Schmeelk: Knicks Win Mudiay Trade And Other Deadline NotesA day after trading away a young player with upside still on his rookie contract in Willy Hernangomez, the Knicks acquired one in Emmanuel Mudiay.
Schmeelk: Hernangomez Trade Was Front-Office Malpractice 101How we got here is a perfect example of mismanagement: how you take a strong asset, destroy its value and then sell it for pennies on the dollar.
Schmeelk: Porzingis Injury Latest Blow To Franchise Short On LuckKristaps Porzingis probably won’t be in uniform at the Garden again until 2019. The Knicks just lost their franchise player for the rest of this season and probably well into next season, too, because of a torn ACL in his left knee.
Schmeelk: Knicks Asleep At Wheel While Bucks Were Looking For Big ManYou really have to wonder why the Knicks couldn’t make a deal work to trade one of their big men to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Schmeelk: Knicks' Front Office Should Know The Deal By NowThere is no better day than Super Bowl Sunday for an NBA team to suffer its worst loss of the season.
‘City Game’ Podcast: Talking Joakim Noah Drama, Trade Deadline, MoreIn the latest episode of the “City Game” podcast, hosts John Schmeelk and Steve Lichtenstein are joined by Jared Dubin from CBS.
Schmeelk: Knicks May Have 2 Future Impact Point Guards On Their RosterWhat have the Knicks found in Trey Burke? What kind of future does Frank Ntilikina have? We won't find out unless they both play a lot.
Schmeelk: Knicks Can't Escape Noah Mistake, Should Ride Out ContractThis is a mistake the Knicks cannot erase. They must take the pain.
Schmeelk: Rest Of Knicks' Season Needs To Be All About FutureThe Knicks last played on Friday night. They don’t play again until they host the Nets on Tuesday. One would hope they'd use the time to come together and make some tough decisions and necessary changes.