John Schmeelk

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John Schmeelk
April 11, 2019 - 10:59 am
The NBA playoffs begin on Saturday, which should give Knicks fans some good NBA basketball to watch for the first time this season. Click to read.
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Dec 6, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) is guarded by New York Knicks guard Allonzo Trier (14) and center Mitchell Robinson (26) during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
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John Schmeelk
April 10, 2019 - 10:30 am
In a season destined for a lot of losses, player development was always was the most important goal for the Knicks this year. Click to read more.
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The final draft picks are displayed during the 2018 NBA draft lottery on May 15, 2018, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.
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John Schmeelk
April 08, 2019 - 1:58 pm
With only two games remaining on the schedule, the Knicks will either finish with the worst or second-worst record in franchise history. There is a silver lining. Unlike in 2014-2015, when the Knicks finished with 17 wins, they will also finish with the worst record in the NBA, which gives them the...
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Frank Ntilikina controls the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden.
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John Schmeelk
April 03, 2019 - 9:54 am
The Knicks season (unmercifully) goes on, but Frank Ntilikina’s second season has come to an end. The Knicks announced over the weekend that Ntilikina’s reoccurring groin injury will force him to miss the rest of the year. At this point so late in the season, rushing him back and forcing further...
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John Schmeelk
April 02, 2019 - 3:38 pm
On the latest episode of "The Bank Shot" Knicks podcast, host John Schmeelk talks NBA draft with Jonathan Wasserman, lead NBA draft analyst for Bleacher Report.
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Duke forward Zion Williamson dunks the ball while North Dakota State Bison forward Rocky Kreuser defends in the first round of their 2019 NCAA tournament game on March 22, 2019, at Columbia, South Carolina.
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John Schmeelk
March 29, 2019 - 1:02 pm
As the NCAA Tournament progresses and I’m seeing a lot more of the prospects coming out in the 2019 NBA draft, I’m slowly developing preliminary tiers of players whom the Knicks should be considering with the first through fifth (or sixth) picks. Click to read.
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March 28, 2019 - 11:11 am
John Schmeelk is joined by Charlie Zegers of the Knicks Wall, as they break down the Knicks season and look ahead to the draft and free agency. Click to listen/read.
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John Schmeelk
March 28, 2019 - 9:39 am
There are only eight games left for the Knicks in the NBA season, and they have the worst record in the league. Only the Phoenix Suns remain within striking distance of being in the best position possible when the NBA draft lottery takes place on Tuesday, May 14. It will take a lot of work for the...
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Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. dribbles the ball against Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague on March 10, 2018, at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
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John Schmeelk
March 26, 2019 - 2:40 pm
The final two weeks could have been a good opportunity to give more minutes to Dennis Smith Jr., Frank Ntilikina, Allonzo Trier, Noah Vonleh and Kevin Knox to see what they need to focus on this offseason and where they might fit in on the 2019-20 Knicks. Those opportunities might be gone because...
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John Schmeelk
March 20, 2019 - 2:04 pm
With the remaining games on the Knicks schedule all but meaningless (though Frank Ntilikina’s return will give fans something to watch), Knicks fans should dedicate their time to scouting the NCAA tournament for potential draft picks. Here’s who they should be watching, and when they can watch them...
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