Found July 23, 2012 on Knicks Journal :
As solid as J.R. Smith was for the Knicks last season, the big impact he made was largely in part due to the fact he came off the bench. Able to provide his team with a boost later in games, the swingman wouldn't have the same effect if New York chose to start him.I make the case (a rather strong one too, if I might add) for the Knicks to keep Smith a reserve in order to maximize his contributions, in my latest piece for The New York Times.It is crucial to the team’s success that Anthony and Stoudemire find a way to mesh. Sharing the ball and developing a balance is key. New York is hoping Felton can help the pair connect the dots. Over the last season and a half, this has proved difficult enough, but adding Smith (who averaged 11.5 shot attempts per game, rather close to Stoudemire’s 13.9) to the equation only stands to complicate things.Anthony and Stoudemire have enough firepower to pace the starting lineup. What’s more, Smith showed last season that he could continue pacing ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

VIDEO: Ben Lyons 1-on-1 With J.R. Smith

Entertainment journalist Ben Lyons visited the Knicks summer league in Las Vegas this past week where he interviewed J.R. Smith 1-on-1:  What are you most looking forward to in the upcoming season? I’m looking forward to winning. It’s been a long time since the Garden’s seen a winning team and hopefully we go out there and put up a lot of W’s.   Tell me what it’s like...

Spotted: J.R. Smith Parties at The Bank Nightclub

July 23: J.R. Smith was spotted partying at The Bank Nightclub in Las Vegas last night. (via brysonakana)

Could Carlos Delfino Be the Shooting Guard the New York Knicks are Looking For?

One of the positions the New York Knicks are still looking to solidify with the veteran’s minimum is shooting guard. They have full intentions of starting J.R. Smith this season — taking the ball out of his while going up the court and allowing him to focus on scoring and playing defense. However, they are still [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for...

Knicks sign point guard Prigioni

The New York Knicks have signed free-agent Pablo Prigioni, who was the starting point guard for the Argentinian national team that played Team USA in an exhibition game last week. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 6-3 Prigioni is 35 years old and has played professionally since 1995, primarily in the Argentine and Spanish leagues. He was a key member of the Argentina...

Open letter to Jason Kidd from father who lost daughter due to drunk driver

Ballertainment A disappointed fan and father, who lost his daughter in 2009 in an accident caused by a drunk driver, penned an open letter to Jason Kidd. Lenny Rosado expressed to Kidd that the New York Knicks guard was “lucky to be alive” and that it would be in his “best interest to apologize” to people who have been affected by the actions of a drunk driver. Via the New...

New York Knicks fake farewell card for Jeremy Lin is classic (Photo)

Ah, Steve Novak think he's a folk hero..(Courtesy of Sports Pickle)

Veteran Laden Knicks Roster Should See More Success Next Season

While many teams in the Association have chosen to add youth to their rosters this summer, the New York Knicks have taken an opposite approach, shedding some younger players while replacing them with more experienced members of the NBA. Tuesday, the “New York Post” reported that the Knicks have signed veteran shooting guard Ronnie Brewer to a one-year contract, most likely...

Spotted: Iman Shumpert Parties at 1OAK

July 23: Knicks guard Iman Shumpert was seen partying at 1OAK in New York City this past weekend. (via tdavis6718)

Isiah Thomas still has James Dolan’s ear

While much was made of whether or not Carmelo Anthony played a role in the decision to not match the contract offer for Jeremy Lin, what was probably overlooked was that a former Knicks employee, or decision-maker for that matter, is still very much involved. For whatever reason, James Dolan still values the opinion of [...]

Knicks GM Glen Grunwald Hid in Hotel Room to Avoid Lin Offer Sheet

Knicks GM Glen GrunwaldPhoto credit: sportslawtalk.com You know those stories you hear about the tactics that deadbeat dads will take in order to avoid being served papers so they don’t have to pay child support? Well, apparently New York Knicks GM  Glen Grunwald may be watching too much reality TV, because he did something very similar to avoid being served with Jeremy Lin...

Top 5 NBA steal leaders of all time…Where does Jason Kidd rank?

In the NBA there's certian skills that some just have a knack for, stealing is one of them. Most kids grow up being taught that stealing is wrong. Not in this aspect these players were just good at taking things away from others. Let's dive in and take a look at some of these skilled players... 5. Maurice "READ MORE"

The Daily Take: How Jeremy Lin “Slammed” the New York Knicks

NBA owners really have to grow up.  Between Cleveland, Orlando, and New York, we have a consortium of owners who just don’t “get it.”  I am completely baffled at all times by old white guys who really think they’ve bought inanimate toys.  They sit around on their carpet and like marbles or pogs (yeah, I just said pogs . . . get ya Slammer game right), they watch them fight...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.