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5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
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 nightlife and partying ways, which is plentiful in New York City. Smith said,
I’m not going to lie. The New York City nightlife pretty much got to me. I was going out pretty much every other night and not focused on the task at hand.
As he stopped partying, he has disciplined himself to just play basketball. Apparently, that is working since he has been a major reason why the Knicks are currently 6-0 at the moment. According to ESPN, he is averaging a cool 18 points, five rebounds and three assists.
His own teammates have also noticed that J.R. Smith has relieved himself of the “bad boy” image who was inconsistent and problematic on the floor. Another boost into his confidence and maturity is the coaching staff. They see what J.R. Smith is capable of and are giving him the time to be able to showcase his skills as a basketball player.
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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.
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...
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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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...
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...
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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Do you believe in #Knickstape yet? The Knicks are currently 6-0 and remain the only undefeated team in the L. The Knicks beat the Spurs at home, 104-100 on an off shooting night for Carmelo Anthony who scored just 9 points. Point guard Raymond Felton had the hot hand with 25 points and 7 assists. [...]
Carmelo Anthony kept the ball moving, setting up key baskets for Raymond Felton, J.R. Smith and Jason Kidd.
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...
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