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8 J.R. Smith SG
Height/Weight: 6-6/225 | Birthdate: 9/9/1985 | Birthplace: Freehold, NJ | Team: New York Knicks | College: No College | NBA Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 61/14 | Average Draft Position: 92.07
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Knicks guard J.R. Smith not traveling with team to Chicago


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith is not traveling with the team to Chicago Wednesday and is considered out for Thursday's game against the Bulls. 

Smith, who is dealing with a heel injury, will miss his fifth consecutive game for New York.

He is averaging 10.3 points and 3.3 assists per game this year. 


Knicks rule guard J.R. Smith out vs. Mavericks


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game against the Mavericks, reports the team’s official website.

It will be the fourth consecutive game Smith has missed while dealing with a heel injury. Smith is averaging 10.3 points and 3.3 assists through 21 games this season. His next opportunity to play will be Thursday at Chicago.


Knicks rule J.R. Smith (heel) out vs. Raptors


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Updating a previous report, the Knicks have ruled out guard J.R. Smith (heel) for Sunday's game against the Raptors.

Coach Derek Fisher indicated earlier Sunday that Smith would try and "give it a go" Sunday, but instead he'll take a set while dealing with a partial tear in his plantar fascia.


Knicks G J.R. Smith expected to play Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Knicks coach Derek Fisher indicated that guard J.R. Smith (heel) will "give it a go" in Sunday's matchup with the Raptors, the team announced.

Smith was diagnosed with a partial tear in his plantar fascia Saturday but will attempt to play through the pain. He has averaged 10.3 points and 3.3 assists in 21 games.


Knicks' J.R. Smith has partial tear of plantar fascia in left foot


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith has a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left foot, an MRI revealed Saturday. 

Smith, who missed Friday's game, is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Raptors. 

Smith is averaging 10.3 points and 3.3 assists per game. 


Knicks' Carmelo Anthony will play Friday, J.R. Smith out


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is available Friday for New York against the Celtics while J.R. Smith is out. Coach Derek Fisher said earlier Friday it was unlikely both would play against Boston. 

Anthony, who missed Wednesday's game against the Spurs, is averaging 22.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. 


Knicks Fisher says Carmelo and J.R. Smith unlikely to play Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Knicks coach Derek Fisher said Friday it is unlikely Carmelo Anthony (knee) and J.R. Smith (heel) are unlikely to play against the Celtics. 

Anthony, who missed Wednesday's game against the Spurs, is averaging 22.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. 

Smith was also out Wednesday and is averaging 10.3 points and 3.3 assists per game. 


Report: Knicks list Anthony, Smith as questionable Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) The Knicks listed forward Carmelo Anthony and guard J.R. Smith as questionable for Friday’s game against the Celtics, reports Newsday.

Anthony (knee soreness) and Smith (heel) were not able to play during Wednesday’s loss to the Spurs.


X-rays come back negative on Knicks' J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) The Knicks announced X-rays to J.R. Smith’s left heel and Iman Shumpert’s right index finger were both negative.

Smith did not play Wednesday against the Spurs while nursing a sore heel. Shumpert was able to play 30 minutes and contribute eight points. The Knicks next play Friday at Boston


Knicks G J.R. Smith (heel) out Wednesday vs. Spurs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith will not play in Wednesday's game against the Spurs due to a sore left heel, the team announced.

Smith averaged 17 points in three games prior to sitting out Wednesday. He has averaged 10.3 points while shooting 41 percent from the field in 21 games.


Knicks G J.R. Smith good to go Thursday night


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith, who missed Tuesday's game with flu-like symptoms, will play Thursday night against the Cavaliers, coach Derek Fisher told reporters. Smith is averaging 9.2 points in 25 minutes per game.

Knicks' J.R. Smith probable for Thursday's game against the Cavs


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith is listed as probable for Thursday's game agains the Cavaliers. Smith missed Tuesday's game against the Nets with flu-like symptoms. 

Smith is averaging 9.2 points and 3.4 assists per game.


Knicks' J.R. Smith out Tuesday against Nets with flu-like symptoms


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith will miss Tuesday's game against the Nets with flu-like symptoms.

This is only the second game Smith will have missed so far this season. Smith is averaging 9.2 points and 3.4 assists per game. 


Knicks' J.R. Smith doubtful against the Nets with flu-like symptoms


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith is doubtful against the Nets Tuesday with flu-like symptons. Smith was dealing with the same illness Sunday, which limited him to just six minutes against the Heat. 

Smith is averaging 18.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. 


Knicks list guard J.R. Smith as questionable Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) The Knicks listed guard J.R. Smith as questionable for Tuesday’s game against Brooklyn, reports the New York Post. Smith missed Monday’s practice with an illness.

Knicks' Smith, Anthony, Stoudemire miss practice Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) The Knicks announced J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire did not participate in practice Monday.

While Anthony and Stoudemire were held out for rest, Smith is dealing with an illness. The Knicks next play Tuesday against the Nets.


Knicks F J.R. Smith dealing with illness Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Knicks forward J.R. Smith played less than six minutes in Sunday's loss to the Heat due to illness, coach Derek Fisher told reporters after the game, per the New York Daily News.

Smith failed to score in his limited action, missing all four of his field-goal attempts. He'll have Monday to get healthy before the team faces the Nets Tuesday.


Knicks start J.R. Smith in place of Carmelo Anthony Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) Knicks coach Derek Fisher indicated that J.R. Smith will start in place of the injured Carmelo Anthony in Wednesday's game against the Mavericks, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Anthony appears to be headed for another missed game Friday in Oklahoma City but may return Sunday against the Heat. He left Monday's game due to back spasms.


Knicks G Smith embarrassed over team effort Tuesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith has criticized his teammates for their lack of effort in the first half of a Tuesday night loss to Milwaukee. He called it "really embarrassing" that Derek Fisher had to remind them at halftime to play hard.

The Bucks had embarked on a 30-9 run in the second quarter en route to a 117-113 win.

"Coach challenged us ... to go out there and play hard and see what happens," Smith told ESPN. "For some reason, it's something we have to be reminded of, to play hard, which is really embarrassing at some point because you're a professional athlete. People pay a lot of money to come watch us play. Competing shouldn't be an issue."


Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith each score 28 in Knicks win Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and guard J.R. Smith shared the team lead for scoring Sunday, each putting up 28 points in their team's 109-93 win over the Nuggets.

Smith's 28 points represented a season high as the guard started and played a season-high 37 minutes in the win. He also chipped in four rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block Sunday.

Anthony was coming off a 46-point effort Friday but took his fewest amount of shots since the regular-season opener, going 10 for 14 from the field and 2 for 3 from three-point range. He also kicked in nine rebounds, three assists and one steal in 38 minutes as the Knicks snapped a seven-game losing streak.

They'll look for two in a row when they face the Bucks Tuesday.


Knicks' J.R. Smith likely to start for Iman Shumpert Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) With Knicks guard Iman Shumpert ruled out with a hip injury, coach Derek Fisher will likely start J.R. Smith in his place Sunday against the Nuggets, per the team's official website. Fisher also indicated that forward Amar'e Stoudemire is expected to return Sunday, per Newsday.

Report: NBPA planning appeal on Knicks' J.R. Smith's suspension


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) Sources have indicated the National Basketball Players Association is planning on appealing Knicks guard J.R. Smith’s suspension, according to ESPNNewYork.com.

The NBA suspended Smith without pay for hitting Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. in the groin during Tuesday’s game. The players association will argue that the hit was unintentional. 

Smith has already served the suspension after sitting out Wednesday night’s game at Detroit.


Knicks' J.R. Smith suspended one game for striking foe in the groin


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) The NBA announced Knicks guard J.R. Smith was suspended one game without pay for striking Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. in the groin during Tuesday's game. Smith will serve the suspension Wednesday at Detroit and be eligible to return Friday at Brooklyn.

Report: Knicks G J.R. Smith could be in trouble for hitting foe in groin


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith might not be available for Wednesday's game against the Pistons, if the NBA decides to bring disciplinary action against the veteran guard after he was involved in a fourth-quarter incident Tuesday with Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr., according to the New York Post.

Smith was caught on video appearing to hit Rice in the groin while Smith was dribbling the basketball. Rice crumbled to the floor, and he was assessed a blocking foul on the play.

A Wizards team source told the Post that he believes Smith's actions were intentional since the Knicks were trailing by double digits. Smith was not available for comment after the game. 


Report: Knicks, Pacers discussing J.R. Smith-Chris Copeland swap


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2014) The Knicks and Pacers have discussed a potential deal that would send forward Chris Copeland to New York in exchange for guard J.R. Smith, per the New York Post on Monday.

Copeland had a stint with the Knicks earlier in his career before signing with the Pacers in the offseason. Copeland has an expiring deal, while Smith can opt out of the $6.4 million he has coming in 2015-16.

According to the paper, the Knicks won't make any moves until Dec. 15, when 2014 free-agent signees and 2014 draft picks are eligible to be traded.