Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/13
The calendar says November. But it certainly looks like last May for the Knicks J.R. Smith. Smith, in his fourth game back from an NBA-imposed five game suspension after a rehab for offseason knee surgery, shot Saturday as if the Hawks were the smothering Pacers of last season’s playoffs. When Smith finally exited with 3:41 left in the Hawks 110-90 wipeout victory, he wore a look of total disgust on his face. “Excuse my language, but I was playing like [garbage],” Smith said after his latest nightmare, a 3-of-18 horror that left his season shooting percentage at 22.6 percent. “I played terrible. I’ve been playing terrible since I got back and I wasn’t happy about it.” In fact, Smith, who shot a dreary 28.9 percent against the mighty Pacers in May, has been so terrible, coach Mike Woodson admitted he will “re-evaluate” his starting alignment, among other worrisome tidbits. Smith has started after his Sixth Man of the Year Award-winning season. “I’ve got to go back and re-evalua...
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