New York Knicks: Predicting the Starting Five

In the past month and a half, the Knicks have completely reshaped their roster. Their starting point guard and center were traded for two new point guards and a center. In the same trade, they received two second-round draft picks and acquired two young talents. Then, they gave Carmelo Anthony a couple bucks (124 million to be exact) prior to signing Jason Smith with their tax payer’s...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Jason Smith And Cole Aldrich Signing Grades

New York Knicks: Jason Smith And Cole Aldrich Signing Grades By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Jason Smith Contract: 1 season, 3.3 million This is an excellent signing for the Knicks. Their only big men were Amar’e Stoudemire, Jeremy Tyler and Andrea Bargnani and with Tyler injured, Stoudemire usually injured and Bargnani very medicore, Smith should play a big role...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

TOK Roundtable: Should the Knicks Trade Youth for a Superstar?

Carmelo Anthony is officially locked up, but Knicks fans always have their eye on the next move. No offense to Jason Smith, but New York City dreams big, and most fans already have their eye on guys like Kevin Love and Rajon Rondo, who will both be without a contract after next season. Of course, there’s no guarantee that they’ll even hit free agency, and teams have already started...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

And starting at center for the New York Knicks…Tim Howard?

  Here’s an unexpected addition to the #thingstimhowardcansave meme – the New York Knicks! Since trading Tyson Chandler, the New York Knicks have added Samuel Dalembert, Cole Aldrich, and Jason Smith – a trio of meh-ness.   That’s why, when I saw US goalkeeper, Tim Howard, tweet a throwback pic of himself in a Knicks jersey with the caption, “Knicks got any cap space...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks Sign Jason Smith

The New York Knicks have signed center Jason Smith to a one-year, $3.3 million contract. Smith averaged 9.7 points and 5.8 rebounds for the New Orleans Pelicans. The 28-year-old 7-footer is expected to have a large role with the Knicks, who traded Tyson Chandler earlier this off-season. Smith has played for the... The post Knicks Sign Jason Smith appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Knicks Sign Jason Smith

We knew it would only be a matter of time before the Knicks used their mini mid-level exception on a player that can contribute to the team this year, and they did just that by signing big man Jason Smith to a one-year $3.3 million deal. Given the Knicks uncertain situation at the power forward and center positions, it’s not surprising to see them use their exception on Smith...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Smith Signing With Knicks On One-Year, $3.3M Deal

Free agent center Jason Smith has signed a one-year contract with the New York Knicks worth the taxpayer midlevel exception of $3.3 million, league sources told RealGM. Smith averaged 9.7 points and 5.8 rebounds last season for the New Orleans Pelicans, and the 7-footer gives the Knicks an active, rugged big man to fortify a frontcourt that lost Tyson Chandler. Smith, a six-year...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans Use Unique Strategy With International Free Agents

With key players out with injury, the Pelicans sought the European leagues for help. It’s hard enough for a player to enter the NBA just once. It’s next to impossible to enter the league a second time — to earn back an NBA roster spot after a player has migrated/been exiled to one of the world’s less competitive, international leagues. Examples of these types of “second...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Zombie Team: Pelicans getting plenty of points

Sometimes in sports betting, a team can be so bad that the market severely discounts its odds and it actually becomes a good bet. We call those “Zombie Teams”. Each week, we unleash our favorite “Zombie Team” on the bookies, explaining just how these terrible teams have come back from the betting dead and are biting books with hidden value. This week’s Zombie Team: New...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Withey gets the rookie treatment in shaving cream prank

Part of being an NBA rookie is getting pranked. Some of the most famous pranks involve the rookie’s cars. Jeff Withey of the New Orleans Pelicans got his rookie hazing on Thursday. Ryan Anderson, Jason Smith and Anthony Morrow are the pranksters. It involved his car (a 2012 white Mercedes CLS), plastic Saran wrap and shaving cream. They wrote “Sweet Pea” on the windshield of...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Resilience within the Pelicans, Part 1

Resilience:  the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens [Merriam-Webster]. 70 games into the NBA season, a team with just 30 wins and way out of the playoff race does not exactly scream for much praise at first glance. This especially goes for a young team that had so much hope at the beginning of the season for all the talent that it...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs' Green back; Pelicans' Smith out for season

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says swingman Danny Green is returning from his broken left hand Monday night against the Pelicans, while New Orleans has learned that sidelined center Jason Smith won't be back this season. Green, returning from a 10-game absence, has played in 37 games this season, averaging 7.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists. Green is starting...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Anthony Davis out in loss to Timberwolves

The New Orleans Pelicans lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday by the score of 88-77. The loss dropped the Pelicans to 19-33, 13 1/2 games behind the San Antonio Spurs in the Southwest Division.  Anthony Davis was scratched from the game due to a dislocated left finger to join guard Jrue Holiday and Jason Smith, who had already been out with injuries.TonyTheTiger , via...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic-Pelicans Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans managed to pull off victories in their last two road contests despite a short-handed roster. They're hoping to bring that fortune back to New Orleans, where they've dropped six in a row. On Sunday they'll try to knock off the Orlando Magic, who haven't won on the road in more than a month. Both clubs have struggled mightily in recent weeks...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans-Pistons Preview

After another lackluster defensive performance, the inconsistent Detroit Pistons are hoping to end their struggles at home. Despite the efforts of Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans have had a difficult time winning regardless of the venue. The Pistons seek only their second victory in nine home games while dealing the short-handed Pelicans their 10th loss in 11 contests overall...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans Interested In Trading For Big Man

The New Orleans Pelicans are interested in trading for a big man, according to sources. The Pelicans have lost Ryan Anderson and Jason Smith to long-term injuries.
Via RealGM
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelcians' center Jason Smith to undergo surgery on Wednesday

The New Orleans Pelicans lost to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday by the score of 97-87. Although it was their eighth consecutive loss, point guard Tyreke Evans returned form injury and scored 14 points, in 31 minutes.  Just when the New Orleans' Pelicans receive some good news on the injury front, they receive more bad news.  Hours before the game, the team announced...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans C Smith out indefinitely with knee injury

The New Orleans Pelicans say center Jason Smith is out indefinitely with a right knee injury. The club says an MRI has revealed cartilage damage in the knee. The 7-foot Smith has played in 31 games and has started 27 times. He's averaging 9.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1 block in 26.8 minutes per game. The injury is only the latest setback for the Pelicans, who'd lost seven...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Smith will be out indefinitely

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that center Jason Smith will be out indefinitely with a right knee injury. An MRI revealed Smith suffered cartilage damage in his right knee. More details will be released as they become available. In 31 games (27 starts) this season, Smith is averaging 9.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 26.8 minutes per game. The 7’0” center...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Smith Suffers Cartilage Damage In Knee, Out Indefinitely

Jason Smith will be out indefinitely with a right knee injury, the New Orleans Pelicans announced on Saturday. An MRI revealed that Smith has suffered cartilage damage in his right knee. Smith is averaging 9.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 31 games this season.
Via RealGM
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Andre Iguodala Had the Most Spectacular Blocked Dunk Ever in His Return on Tuesday

Tweet On Tuesday night the Golden State Warriors finally got Andre Iguodala back in the lineup after missing 12 games with a hamstring injury. His return, though he only played 17 minutes, was big for the Warriors as they rolled to a big win over the Pelicans. The highlight of Iguodala’s night, though, was actually on a play where he didn’t score...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

PSD RedZone's Replay of the Day - December 17

Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors could have had a Play of the Year candidate, instead he missed the finish and will have to settle for the PSD Replay of the Day.Damn Jason Smith of the Pelicans had to get his big mitt in the way for the block. I guess it was a pretty good defensive play that adds to the highlight, but seeing Iggy finish that play with a strong flush would...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Andre Iguodala With The Best Missed Dunk Of The Season (Video)

Warriors’ Andre Iguodala almost pulled off what may could have been the best play of the season but had his dunk blocked by Jason Smith after dribbling behind his back and through the legs Wednesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans: The post Andre Iguodala With The Best Missed Dunk Of The Season (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Grizzlies-Pelicans Preview

Roughly a quarter of the way into the season, the Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans are finding staying healthy to be as difficult as competing in the Southwest Division. The wounded foes will meet Friday in New Orleans with Memphis aiming for a sixth straight road victory and each team hoping to avoid the division's cellar. The Pelicans (10-10) have a little more...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Pelicans beat Pistons 111-106 in OT

When the New Orleans Pelicans assembled their team this offseason, spending lavishly on a new point guard and a sixth man, Jason Smith wasn't necessarily viewed as a vital cog to the machine. The 27-year-old forward/center certainly was essential on Wednesday night, however, outdueling the Detroit Pistons' ballyhooed frontcourt players, while also outperforming his more...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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