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At the beginning of the season, Knicks' coach Mike Woodson had to sell J.R. Smith on the fact that more good than bad would come from him serving as New York's sixth man.The swingman wanted to take on an important role and be counted on. He wanted to be out on the court, trusted by his coach, with the game on the line.By all accounts, he still received all that from his coach: trust, faith, encouragement, playing time, and more. During a season in which the Knicks had to shuffle its rotation multiple times in wake of various injuries, Smith was the one constant that always seemed like he could be counted on, for better or worse.In past years, Smith's teams have had to bite the bullet and take the good with the bad when it came to his play. This season, there's no doubt the pros outweighed the cons. The guard emerged as a steady running mate and second-in-command to the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony. His season was highlighted by two-gamme winning shots and an points pe...
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J.R. Smith was on fire at the end of the first quarter, he nailed two clutch jumpers including the long-distance buzzer-beater which you can see in the video. That was great and all but his celebration was the real gem. We have no clue what he was actually doing, but we want more of it. Enjoy it in .GIF format.
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Last summer, the Knicks retained J.R. Smith for a bargain, signing him to a two-year/$2.8 million contract with a player option in the second season. The free-agent-to-be, who was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Monday, will likely receive higher paying offers from around the league come the offseason but the New Jersey native says he’d love to retire a Knick.
The New York Knicks JR Smith has been playing some great basketball lately and after winning the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award, probably has confidence through the roof. So while playing in Game 2 against the Boston Celtics, watch as Smith calmly gets the inbound pass and comes down and drains a buzzer-beater. [...]
For someone who wanted to start, he has made coming off the bench his calling card and now he was rewarded for his hard work. JR Smith won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award Monday after turning a role he didn’t want into one of the strengths of the New York Knicks’ first division championship team in nearly two decades.
Smith averaged 18.1 points in 80 games, all off the...
J.R. Smith averaged 18.1 points per game on 42.2 percent shooting from the field this season.
With the April 20th commitment of Enoch Smith Jr. to Michigan State, the questions regarding the Illini's recruiting ability inside their own state are reasonably fair to the coaching staff.
Smith, a defensive tackle out of Mount Carmel, was Rivals' top-ranked player at his position in Illinois for the 2014 class. At 6-foot-3, 265 pounds, the defensive lineman could have...
If this doesn’t get you off your couch, nothing will.
The NBA post season is underway and we have already witnessed our first amazing dunk in the first game. “Sixth Man of the Year” candidate, JR Smith came off the bench in the first half to score 11 points in 10 minutes during the first half. One of those baskets was this dunk where JR bangs on Celtics Jeff Green.
When JR goes inside, the Knicks are hard to beat. JR ended the...
The New York Knicks' most entertaining tweeter, J.R. Smith, did all his talking on the court Saturday and beefed up his Sixth Man of the Year credentials to boot. The New Jersey product slam-dunked a beauty over Celtics forward Jeff Green during the Knicks hard fought 85-78 win in Game 1 of the their first-round NBA matchup at Madison Square Garden.
Smith came off the bench...
Down by a score of 53-49 at the end of the first half, and defense a concern, the Knicks came out in the second half and gave up a total of 25 points, including just 8 in the 4th quarter. It was the lowest point total in a second half ever in the much storied Celtics playoff history, and the Knicks went on to win game 1 of the series by a final score of 85-78. It wasn’t pretty...
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Despite being held scoreless over 20 minutes in an 85-78 victory over the seventh-seeded Boston Celtics on Saturday, New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson claims to be unconcerned about Tyson Chandler‘s neck injury and stamina. More worrisome than placing a zero in the box score, the 30-year-old Chandler grabbed a measly five boards in the first-round showdown this weekend. “It...