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J.R. Smith having tough time learning to play team ball

J.R. Smith will never be accused of being the sharpest knife in the kitchen and you’ll understand why after hearing Smith’s latest response to why he is struggling adapting to the notion of playing team-first basketball. The New York Knicks guard was very candid during his latest remarks about his difficulties grasping the triangle offense and you won’t believe what came out...
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JR Smith Says Triangle Offense Forces Him to Think

People have wanted JR to use his brain for a very long time, so this is good for him. He has all the talent in the world, but talent only gets you so far. Because he isn’t use to thinking and using some basketball IQ is why at times he makes bad decisions on the court. So while you don’t want to take away all of his natural instincts, if working in the triangle decreases his...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith: Knicks' new triangle offense than we're used to playing

J.R. Smith made an interesting observation about the Knicks' new offense on Monday. "You have to think the game more. It's just more of a complex way that we play, [more complex] than we're used to playing," Smith said after the Knicks' third preseason game. "We're used to just catching and going, stuff like that. Now, cutting, making sure we&...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Says Knicks Have Started Their ‘Zen’ Training

Will JR Smith be more mindful of his YOLO threes?  Will Carmelo Anthony be more mindful about being a ball-stopper?  Will Phil Jackson be mindful that he’s the top executive, and not the coach? Those questions and more will be answered with the Art Of Meditation. According to Ian Begley, Phil Jackson and the Knicks have hired an expert to teach “mindfulness training” to a...
Via BlackSportsOnline
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks’ J.R. Smith Says Triangle Offense Will Take Time to Learn

After a horrific preseason debut against the Boston Celtics Wednesday night, suffering a 20-point beat down 106-86, New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith believes the team will learn the new triangle offense system by New Years, January. Ian Begley of ESPN reports: "It's going to take a few months," Smith said after the Knicks' 20-point loss to Boston in their...
Via Basketball Bicker
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Is J.R. Smith gaining the trust of the Knicks?

When one thinks of J.R. Smith as a basketball player, they might think of his questionable shot selection, his explosive scoring ability, or his propensity to get into on-court skirmishes. But being a responsible team leader? That is not normally an attribute associated to Smith. Well, according to new Knicks coach Derek Fisher, that is exactly what J.R. has been thus far in training...
Via Crossover Chronicles
14 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith Says It Could Take Months To Learn ‘Triangle Offense’

J.R. Smith is used to playing in free flowing-green light offensive systems for the majority of his career.  Smith admitted to the media that he’s suffering growing pains while learning Derek Fisher’s triangle offense.  “It’s going to take a few months,” Smith said after the Knicks’ 20-point loss to Boston in their preseason debut. “Over the course of the year, understanding...
Via Thacover2
14 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith: Learning triangle will take Knicks a ‘few months’

J.R. Smith started at off guard for the Knicks in their first preseason game Wednesday, but coach Derek Fisher was quick to point out nothing is etched in stone. After watching the Knicks at both ends against the Celtics, nothing should be etched in stone because they looked like they were stuck in cement. “It’s going to take a few months. Over the course of the year understanding...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Success Might Depend On J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith, the shooting guard for the New York Knicks is a polarizing character. You can love him or hate him, respect him as a shooter or see him as a “chucker.” Often you marvel at his offensive prowess only to be let down with silly defensive lapses. Just when you think he is maturing, […] New York Knicks: Success Might Depend On J.R. Smith - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit ...
Via NBA Draft Blog
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

JR Smith comforts guys worried about him taking their girls

New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith was back at it again on social media Thursday night, engaging some of his followers in a sophisticated and enlightening discussion regarding the relative merits of girls who follow him and the angry boyfriends who apparently cannot handle it. You see, it isn’t Smith’s fault that some girls, […] The post Don’t worry, Twitter dudes: J.R. Smith...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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