John Schmeelk

Emmanuel Mudiay
John Schmeelk
December 17, 2018 - 10:52 am
There’s no question that Emmanuel Mudiay is playing the best basketball of his career in the first 24 games of this season. The Knicks point guard is averaging career bests in points (13.1), in field-goal percentage (46.3) and even in more advanced stats such as true shooting percentage, effective...
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Knicks guard Allonzo Trier goes up for a shot and is fouled by Brooklyn Nets forward Rodions Kurucs on Dec. 8, 2018, at Madison Square Garden.
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John Schmeelk
December 14, 2018 - 9:13 am
The Knicks signed Allonzo Trier to a two-year contract Thursday, converting his two-way G League contract into a guaranteed NBA deal. He’ll receive the Knicks' biannual exception, prorated for about $3.4 million this year with a 2019-20 team option worth slightly more at $3.5 million. There are a...
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Nov 18, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale huddles up against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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John Schmeelk
December 13, 2018 - 10:09 am
The Knicks are starting to lose games the right way. This season was never about wins and losses. The Knicks were going to lose a bunch of games and be a bad basketball team. There was nothing anyone could do to stop that. Losses are painful but also help the team when ping pong balls decide the...
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John Schmeelk
December 11, 2018 - 3:07 pm
In the latest episode of "The Bank Shot," WFAN's new Knicks podcast, John Schmeelk is joined by Mike Vorkunov, who covers the Knicks for The Athletic.
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Frank Ntilkina
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John Schmeelk
December 11, 2018 - 11:52 am
Since returning from his 3½-game sojourn to the bench, Frank Ntilikina has played good basketball in his last six quarters.
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Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. shoots against Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum on Nov. 20, 2018, at Madison Square Garden.
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John Schmeelk
December 07, 2018 - 10:35 am
Pat Riley used to say, “It’s a make-or-miss league.” Jeff Van Gundy has made it popular today as ESPN’s best game analyst. There are countless advanced statistics in the NBA, but it really is a simple formula: If you make shots, you win games.
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Apr 11, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) dribbles with the ball in the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
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John Schmeelk
December 05, 2018 - 10:08 am
I’m not sure if you’re sicker of reading this or I’m sicker of writing it. It's probably the former. This will be the last time I will complain about David Fizdale and how he is handling the development of Frank Ntilikina.
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John Schmeelk
December 04, 2018 - 10:43 am
In the latest episode of "The Bank Shot," WFAN's brand-new Knicks podcast, host John Schmeelk is joined by James Marceda, host of the "Locked On Knicks" podcast. They discuss the Knicks' rotations, Frank Ntilikina's lack of playing time and the growth from other young players on the roster, and...
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Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) drives against Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick (17) on Nov. 30, 2018, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
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John Schmeelk
November 30, 2018 - 11:31 am
As the Knicks enter their December stretch of games, it’ll become clear very quickly if they are closer to the team that won three straight against potential playoff teams or the one that was blown out by the 76ers on Thursday night, their second consecutive loss.
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John Schmeelk
November 28, 2018 - 1:36 pm
The Knicks season was never about wins and losses. It was about player development.
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