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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 his shot selection and curious decision-making, but if the Knicks want to go deep in the playoffs, they are going to need him to play like the All-Star he claims to be.
Great news for free agent to be J.R. Smith. He’s been named Sixth Man if the Year
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) April 22, 2013
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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...
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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...
New York Knicks’ J.R. Smith accepted his 2012-13 Sixth Man of the Year award Monday afternoon in New York. Smith beat out Clippers’ Jamal Crawford as the NBA’s best player in a reserve role. In a year that featured many injuries to the Knicks roster, Smith was a constant force and played in 80 of the Knicks 82 games and averaged 18.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists in...
By Kenneth Teape
In what many expect to be a big award winning season for the Knicks, the first award came rolling in today in the form of Sixth Man of the Year for J.R. Smith. Smith is the third Knick in franchise to win the award, joining John Starks (1996-1997) and Anthony Mason (1994-1995). Smith beat out another former Knick, Clippers guard Jamal Crawford, who finished second...
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...
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J.R.Smith had a monster dunk over the Boston Celtic’s Jeff Green Super six man J.R. Smith, had a ferocious dunk over Jeff Green, during the first quarter of the Knicks first round playoff matchup against the Boston Celtics. Smith had the crowd to their feet, but was short lived as Paul Pierce came down at the other and drew the foul against J.R. Smith which resulted in a three...
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 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...
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.
From the Twitter vaults of golden quotes, Roy Hibbert has emerged as an early favorite for Tweet of the day on Monday morning, saying “I really don’t like @Dlee042 but I really hope he has a speedy recovery. Hate to see guys get get hurt or injured.”
Here’s the Tweet:
I really don’t like @dlee042 but I really hope he has a speedy recovery. Hate to see guys get get hurt...
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...