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J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks will be honored as the NBA's sixth man of the year instead of the Clippers' Jamal Crawford, according to a number of reports citing league sources.
Early in the season, it was apparent that the Clippers' high-scoring acquisition was the front-runner for the award as he helped the team vault to the top of the NBA standings and eventually finish with a 56-26 record and their first Pacific Division title.
Crawford, a 13-year veteran known for his variety of crossover moves and instant offense, finished the regular season averaging 16.5 points, 2.5 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 29 minutes a game. He made 44 of his shots from the field, including 38 percent from three-point range, and 87 from the free-throw line.
Smith, though, became a focal point of the Knicks' offense when injuries continued to take their toll on several teammates this season. New York finished the season 54-28 and won the Atlantic Division for the first time since the 1993-94 season.
The high-flying guard, in his eighth season, averaged 18.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 33.5 minutes a game. He shot 42 percent from the field, including 36 percent from three-point range, and 76 percent from the free-throw line.
The Knicks have reportedly scheduled an afternoon news conference to present Smith with the award.
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JR Smith was appropriately awarded the 6th Man of the Year Award today by the NBA. He put together a career season for the New York Knicks and is one of the primary reasons they won the Atlantic Division title and currently hold a 1-0 series lead as a #2 seed in the Eastern Conference. Smith finished averaging 18.1 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game and 2.7 assists per game...
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JR Smith was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year, to no ones surprise.
The 8-year pro played in 80 games and averaged 18 PPG off the bench this past regular season for the New York Knicks.
The Knicks (2nd seed in the East) have not won a playoff series since ’99-00, so this award gives their already favored team an extra boost...
We joke around about JR Smith a lot, because he provides us with a lot of material to work with, but he had a better season than I thought he would with the Knicks.
He didn’t get into any trouble and was for the most part a team player. The Knicks wouldn’t be in the position they are in now without him.
He is still JR, so there will be times that he drives Knicks fans crazy with...
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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Nearing the end of the first quarter of game two of the Celtics/Knicks, New York guard J.R. Smith decided to show off his range and he hit an impressive buzzer beater to conclude the quarter.
The below video shows J.R. getting the ball with less than four seconds to play and then heaving a long-distance three pointer with two Celtics defender draped all over him:
Before the start...
Congratulations to New York Knicks sharp shooter J.R. Smith, as he was named the 2013 Kia Sixth Man of the year earlier today. J.R. was looking swell for his big moment, enrobed in chic custom suiting, keeping the hues neutral, as he held his award with pride. Well deserved, J.R. has elevated his game to another level this season, becoming an instant spark off the bench, and the...
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 wasted no time to open the 2013 NBA Playoffs. He came in off the bench to hit 3-of-3 from the field, including this monster dunk over Boston's Jeff Green.
If this doesn’t get you off your couch, nothing will.
Well I guess this officially marks the beginning of the 2013 NBA Playoffs.
H/T to Sports Illustrated for the video.
Tweet Chris Paul’s game-winner with less than a second remaining may have been the dominant highlight from the Clippers win over the Grizzlies in game two of their series, but Jamal Crawford put on a show earlier in the contest. At the beginning of the second quarter, Crawford, who was beaten out by J.R. Smith [...]
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...