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8 J.R. Smith SG
Height/Weight: 6-6/220 | Birthdate: 9/9/1985 | Birthplace: Freehold, NJ | Team: New York Knicks | College: No College | NBA Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 90/60 | Average Draft Position: 68.26
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J.R. Smith sets franchise record with 10 treys


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith was out of his mind from behind the arc Sunday, knocking down a franchise-record 10 triples in a 102-91 defeat to Miami.

Smith shot 11 of 28 from the floor, including 10 of 22 from downtown. Five of his 10 treys came in the fourth quarter. He also chipped in with five rebounds, two assists and three steals while logging 43 minutes of game action. He is averaging 24.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists over his last five games.

J.R. Smith scores 21 in win over Warriors


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith led the charge with a team-high 21 points in his team's 89=84 victory over the Warriors on Sunday.

Smith shot 8 of 17 from the floor, including 3 of 9 from downtown, and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with five rebounds, two assists and one block while logging 42 minutes of game action. He is averaging 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists over his last five games.


J.R. Smith goes off from deep


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith got hot and carried the team to a 107-99 win over the Kings Wednesday, on the strength of nine 3-pointers.

Smith, who is already the only player in NBA history to have made double digit 3-pointers in multiple games, nearly managed the feat again. He finished 9 of 12 from three-point range and 10 of 19 from the field overall on his way to 29 points. He added four rebounds, four assists and a block, while turning the ball over twice in the win.

Smith got off to a terribly slow start to the season, but has been solid over the last few months. He is averaging 13.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, while shooting 38.6 percent from three-point range, his best mark since 2010-11.  


J.R. Smith continues solid play


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith put together yet another solid game Saturday against the Bucks, in a 115-94 win.

Smith scored 15 points in just 23 minutes, as the Knicks won handily. He shot 5 for 7 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers made, while adding eight rebounds and four assists without a turnover.

Smith has turned his season around after a slow start. He is averaging a season best 15.9 points per game in eight March games, while adding 3.1 assists per game and shooting 47.0 percent from the field. 


Masked J.R. Smith struggles with his shot


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith played with a face mask Tuesday against the Grizzlies, after missing the team's previous game due to a fractured left cheek bone.

Smith complained of discomfort with the mask before sitting out his last game, and it might have been an issue yet again Tuesday. He scored just four points on 2 of 8 shooting, with only five rebounds and one assist to show for 35 minutes of work in the 98-93 loss.

Smith has been playing well, so hopefully he can adapt to life with the mask soon enough. He is averaging 15.3 points per game in the month of February.


J.R. Smith expects to play Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith did not have his bothersome mask adjusted after having issues with it last week, but he declared himself ready to play Tuesday against the Grizzlies, Newsday reports.

Smith ruled himself out for the team's final prebreak game after having struggles getting the mask to fit comfortably. He has averaged 13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists over 44 games played.


J.R. Smith rules himself out for Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith was planning to play with a mask to guard the fracture in his cheekbone Wednesday, but scrapped that idea after pregame warm-ups. Smith will instead sit out the game and try to let the injury heal over the All-Star break, after struggling to get his mask to fit comfortably

The Knicks have a nice long break before their next game thanks to All-Star weekend. They do not play again until the following Tuesday, against the Grizzlies. 


J.R. Smith will play with fractured cheek bone


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith suffered a small fracture to his left cheekbone and will wear a protective mask when the Knicks take on the Kings Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News

Smith has begun to play better after a disastrous start to the season, averaging 17.6 points and 3.2 assists in five February games. 


J.R. Smith works past bloody nose


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith worked past a nose injury on Sunday, finishing with only seven points on 3 of 10 from the floor, including 1 of 4 from downtown, and 0 of 1 from the free throw line in a 112-100 loss to Oklahoma City.

Smith banged his nose on Kevin Durant's knee, which caused bleeding from his nose. He was able to return, as he chipped in with five assists two rebounds and one steal while logging 31 minutes of game action. He has averaged 17.6 points, 3.2 assists and 2.8 rebounds over his last five games.

J.R. Smith scores season-high 30 points vs. Bucks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith scored a season-high 30 points on 9 of 17 shooting, including 6 of 11 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 101-98 loss to the Bucks Monday.

Smith's six three-pointers were also a season high, and he managed to kick in seven rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes Monday. Smith's scoring totals have been escalating over the last five games, starting at 14 points on Jan. 24. He has averaged 13.0 points and 4.2 rebounds over 41 games played.


J.R. Smith continues his roll in start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith scored in double figures for the eighth straight game Thursday against the Cavaliers, as he continues to respond well to his benching two weeks ago.

Smith scored 19 points in a rare start with Iman Shumpert sidelined. He shot the ball well overall, going 8 of 16 from the field with two 3-pointers, though he was just 1 of 3 at the free-throw line. He added four rebounds, two assists one block and one steal in 35 minutes, as the Knicks won handily, 117-86.

Since being benched twice in four games earlier in the month, Smith is averaging 16.4 points per game on 44.9 percent shooting. 


J.R. Smith scores 12 points in return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith returned to the hardwood Thursday against Indiana, after being benched his previous time out.

Smith checked into the game late in the first quarter and logged 28 minutes of game action. He finished the game with 12 points on 6 of 12 shooting, including 0 of 3 from downtown. He also chipped in with four rebounds and one assist.

"I mean, I'm playing. And if I'm playing, I'm satisfied," Smith said after the game, per The Wall Street Journal.

Smith has averaged 12.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists over his last three games played.


J.R. Smith will be in uniform vs. Indiana


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith is expected to see the court during Thursday's game against the Pacers, head coach Mike Woodson told Newsday.

"He'll be back in uniform tonight. We expect him to come in and play and play at a high level," Woodson said. "That's what I expect from a coaching standpoint, nothing else. Just concentrate on playing basketball."

Smith was benched (coach's decision) for the second time in four games on Tuesday. It remains unknown to the public why Smith was benched on Tuesday. He has only averaged 10.0 points, 3.3 assists and 1.7 boards over his last three games played.

J.R. Smith benched again?


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2014) For the second time in four games, Knicks guard J.R. Smith did not come off the bench Tuesday against the Bobcats. After the game, coach Mike Woodson was unwilling to go into detail about Smith's apparent benching in the 108-98 loss.

Smith has struggled with injuries and inconsistency this season, and has only briefly shown flashes of the ability that made him the Sixth Man of the Year last season. The team's plans for him moving forward are not yet known, but DNP's could be a regular part of his future. 


J.R. Smith makes surprise return off the bench


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) Contrary to a pregame report, Knicks guard J.R. Smith did see the court as he scored 14 points on 5 of 8 shooting from the field, including 3 of 4 from downtown, and 1 of 2 from the free throw line in his team's 102-92 victory over the 76ers in Philadelphia Saturday night.

Smith, who was benched his last time out, also chipped in with six assists, three rebounds and one steal while logging 27 minutes off the bench. He has averaged 9.0 points, 3.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds over his last four games played.

Report: J.R. Smith likely to remain on the bench


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) The Knicks are expected to keep guard J.R. Smith on the bench during Saturday's game against the 76ers, according to the New York Post.

Smith was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for "recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct." He was benched on Thursday against Miami and said that he’s unsure of his future with the franchise. He was photographed the same night untying a clubber's shoelace.

Although his three-year, $19 million contract may make him hard to be traded, the Knicks can trade him starting Wednesday under a quirk in the collective bargaining agreement, according to the report. The Knicks will likely stick with an eight-man rotation for the time being.

In 29 games, Smith has averaged 11.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists on 34.8 percent shooting and 33.9 percent from behind the arc this season.

J.R. Smith benched, unsure about future in New York


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) Knicks head coach Mike Woodson benched guard J.R. Smith during Thursday's 102-92 home victory over Miami. Smith earned a DNP- coach's decision.

Smith was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for "recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct." After the game, Smith said he came in Thursday thinking he would play and that he has not spoken to Woodson, ESPN New York reports. The New York Daily News also reports that Smith admitted that he's not sure if he's part of the team's future anymore.

In 29 games, Smith has averaged 11.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists on 34.8 percent shooting and 33.9 percent from behind the arc this season.

Report: Knicks explore trade market for J.R. Smith


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2014) The Knicks have begun exploring potential trades involving guard J.R. Smith, though they acknowledge that a trade may be difficult to complete, ESPN.com reports.

Smith was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for "recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct," and the team has become "fed up" with Smith's erratic behavior, according to the report.

Smith is in the first year of a three-year, $18-million deal and cannot be traded before Jan. 15. He has failed to score more than nine points in each of the last four games and has averaged 11.3 points in 29 games played. He is on pace to score less than 12 points per game for the first time since the 2005-2006 season.


J.R. Smith strangely quiet in victory


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2014) Knicks guard J.R. Smith didn't hit many shots Thursday against the Spurs, but he also didn't take many in a 105-101 win. 

After attempting at least 15 shots in each of his last four. Smith shot the ball just five times Thursday. He made two of those for four points, while adding five rebounds and three assists in the win.

Smith has been a major disappointment this season, while appearing limited in his recovery from offseason knee surgery. He is averaging just 11.8 points per game on 35.  percent shooting in 26 games. 


J.R. Smith shows some range Monday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2013) Knicks guard J.R. Smith found his long-range shot Monday, in a 102-101 loss to the Wizards.

Smith, who entered the game shooting just 33.0 percent from three-point range, made five 3-pointers in route to an 18-point game. He still shot just 6 of 16 from the field overall, but added four rebounds, three steals and six assists without a turnover in the game.

Smith had made just 3 of 17 over his previous three games, while scoring 11 points combined, so it was good to see him find his stroke Monday. He is still averaging just 9.2 points on 35.0 percent shooting in nine December games. 


Knicks would consider trading Tyson Chandler


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) The Knicks would consider trading center Tyson Chandler if the acquiring team was willing to take on guard J.R. Smith in a deal, ESPN Los Angeles reports.

The Lakers and Knicks didn't discuss Chandler when the Lakers called to inquire about Iman Shumpert, but they are reportedly weighing an offer including Pau Gasol for Chandler.

Chandler played four games this year before fracturing his fibula. He expects to return by the end of December.


J.R. Smith plays 29 minutes vs. Nets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2013) Despite missing a portion of practice Wednesday, Knicks guard J.R. Smith played 29 minutes in Thursday's 113-83 win over the Nets, scoring just five points on 2 of 5 shooting.

It was Smith's lowest scoring output since also tallying five points in his season debut on Nov. 10. He has averaged 11.2 points and 4.8 rebounds over 12 games.


J.R. Smith misses contact portion practice


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2013) Knicks guard J.R. Smith missed the contact portion of Wednesday's practice while battling soreness in his surgically repaired knee, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Despite the missed practice time, Smith is expected to play in the team's game against the Nets Thursday.


J.R. Smith dealing with knee issues


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Knicks guard J.R. Smith has admitted that his surgically-repaired left knee is "somewhat" bothersome, the New York Post reports.

"It’s taking time," Smith said. "I’m not one to make excuses. I got to play better. If it was hurting so bad, I shouldn’t be playing."

Smith has averaged 11.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while shooting just 32.8 percent of the floor, which is close to 10 points lower than his career shooting mark.


J.R. Smith hits three triples in loss to Washington


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2013) Knicks guard J.R. Smith enjoyed a decent performance as he knocked down three 3-pointers during Saturday's loss to the Wizards in Washington.

Smith went 6 of 14 shooting from the field, including 3 of 7 from downtown, and 0 of 4 from the free throw line. He finished the game with 15 points, three rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes, the most out of any New York player off the bench.

Smith has knocked down seven 3-pointers over his last two games. He is averaging 15.2 points on 34.1 percent shooting from the field, including 30.0 percent from beyond the arc over his last five games.