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J.R. Smith is off to a scorching start with the New York Knicks this season, averaging 18.2 points per game and converting more than 70% of his shots from three-point range. The three-point percentage will obviously fall at some point, but Smith’s scoring average is notable as it is almost a full six points higher than his career mark of 12.6 points per game. The Knicks have only played five games, but their sharp-shooter has looked like a new man. On Wednesday, Smith admitted that his improvement on the court has to do with focusing more off of it. “I’m not going to lie,” Smith told Marc Berman of the NY Post. “The New York City nightlife pretty much got to me (last season). I was going out pretty much every other night and not focused on the task at hand.” New York head coach Mike Woodson says he has noticed a change in Smith. Woodson said the eight-year veteran has taken his advice by acting more professionally and doing things like wearing suits to games instead of baggy jeans. ...
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J.R. Smith and Jerryd Bayless got into a scuffle after Smith threw an elbow. Following the game, Smith hurled some insults at Bayless.
SAN ANTONIO – On Wednesday we discussed the New York Knicks’ ongoing hot-streak.
At the end of that piece it was laid out there that if Carmelo Anthony’s unit could take aim at and take out the San Antonio Spurs, they have a legit claim to being one the Eastern Conference’s elite teams.
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Shooting guard J.R. Smith of the New York Knickerbockers is off to a great start this season. He has really worked to become a player who used to jacks up shots whenever he feels like doing so to actually playing solid basketball. According to ESPN New York, the reason for this is he has cut down on one major distraction that interfered with his game. That distraction is his...
J.R. Smith is enjoying a stretch in which he is playing the best basketball of his career. He’s currently averaging 18.2 points per game this season, which is second on the club trailing only Carmelo Anthony. This morning when asked about head coach Mike Woodson calling Smith “more professional,” J.R. gave the reason why: he’s not partying as much. Smith said:
J.R. Smith has always been an inconsistent person/player on and off the court. But with all the injuries in New York, he’s had to step up his role on the court. And boy has he.
But he didn’t stop there, seems that Smith is also trying to make some changes off the court and in his personal life as well:
“My thing is, being professional 24hours a day – 24 hours a day, seven...
REPOAST FROM KNICKS NOW JR SMITH: THE SPARK
Throughout a grueling 82-game NBA season, a team will often suffer through droughts, appear lackadaisical, or simply fall on a night in which it was expected to win. This is exactly why every elite squad relies on a spark.
J.R. Smith is...
2014 defensive lineman Enoch Smith Jr., has a handful of offers, and is hearing from plenty more schools. Check out what he had to say about his junior season and more inside.
New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith and Memphis Grizzlies guard Jerryd Bayless got into a bit of a skirmish during the second quarter of the Grizzlies’ win over the Knicks on Friday night. While the two were battling for position on the perimeter, Smith threw a pretty blatant elbow toward Bayless’ upper body. Bayless was understandably upset, so he reacted by shoving Smith before...
The Knicks are currently off to their best start since the 93 season. Their current record is 5-0 with their latest victory taking place against the magic, 99-89. It was a tight first half but the Knicks pulled away in the fourth led by Carmelo Anthony’s 25 points and J.R. Smith came off the bench [...]
New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith says he partied too much last season.
“I’m not going to lie, the New York City nightlife pretty much got to me,” Smith said via the New York Post Thursday morning before scoring 17 points to help the knicks defeat the Spurs 104-100.. “I was going out pretty much every other night and not focused on the task at hand.”
Smith added that...
Grizzlies' Jerryd Bayless and New York's J.R. Smith got into it yesterday earning double technicals after Bayless responded to a Smith elbow with a chest shove of his own.
After the game the...
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, and J.R. Smith and Raymond Felton each added 21 as the New York Knicks held off the Orlando Magic 99-89 Tuesday night to improve to 5-0.
The victory extended New York's NBA-best start. The Knicks have won their first five games for the first time since opening the 1993-94 season 7-0 before reaching the NBA finals.
Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, and J.R. Smith and Raymond
Felton each added 21 as the New York Knicks held off the Orlando
Magic 99-89 Tuesday night to improve to 5-0.
Twitter: According to Big Baby Davis, losing is comparable to being constipated, and winning is like taking a dump. Interesting analogy, Glen. I hope you’ve learned to deal with constipation, because you can only play the Pistons so many times a year.
NY Post: JR Smith doesn’t understand why Jerryd Bayless is mad at him, figures Bayless must have a little man’s complex...