Found April 15, 2013 on
New York Knicks
Los Angeles Clippers
By Tommy Rothman
“No, JR. Stop! Don’t take that shot! What are you doi— YES JR! YES!”
If you are a Knicks fan, you probably say this out loud at least four times a game. New York’s sixth man, J.R Smith, is an enigma. He is extremely talented and is one of the league’s best athletes, but he often has trouble harnessing his abilities and providing solid, consistent production. However, J.R changed something about his game after the All-Star break: he started attacking. Instead of settling for jump shots every time down the floor, Smith began using his quickness and ball-handling skills to get to the rim, resulting in easy baskets and trips to the free-throw line. Smith’s stats took a big jump, and he is now the leading candidate for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year. Perhaps not so coincidentally, this is Smith’s contract year. Can the Knicks keep their star sixth man? Let’s look at some of the facts to analyze Smith’s future.
Reasons Smith Could Leave:
Smith is an unrestricted free ag...
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