Was this the greatest single week in the history of New York Knicks basketball?
No, no it wasn’t. But at times it felt like it, especially in the immediate seconds following not one, but TWO blowout victories over the Boston Celtics. Now the Knicks have won eight in a row and are peaking at the right time.
There have been contributions up and down the lineup since our last rankings, but none more striking or exciting than that coming from the sacred limbs and mind of Mr. J.R. Smith. Was winning the Eastern Conference Player of the Week enough for Smith to unseat Carmelo Anthony atop our rankings?
1. J.R. Smith (Last: 2) – In the words of Marv Albert, YUUUSSSS! (that means “yes”, by the way).
This is the first time someone not named Carmelo Anthony sits at the top. This doesn’t mean that J.R. Smith is the Knicks best player or that he’s better than Carmelo Anthony (although…ehh nevermind). Smith deserves this top spot for the week not just for putting up ridiculous numbers (three st...