Truth & Rumors > NBA

J.R. Smith: from disgruntled star to invaluable sixth man

Views
3027
Comments
51

05:30 PM ET 11.15 | Back in October, New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith made it clear that he wanted to be a starter this season. Smith wanted to shake the sixth man moniker and prove that he could be a legitimate starter in the NBA. After all, starters get all the playing time, important roles and glory. Right? Wrong. Smith has been invaluable as the sixth man for the Knicks. Without him, the Knicks would not be sitting on a 5-0 record right now. Smith is averaging 18.2 points and almost 34 minutes per game. Only Carmelo Anthony averages more for the Knicks. If you looked solely at the numbers, you would think that Smith is a starter. He is certainly playing like one.

Buckets Over Broadway

J.R. Smith, Getty Images/ Jim McIsaac J.R. Smith, Getty Images/ Jim McIsaac
November 16, 2012  07:17 AM ET

Nice comeback last night. In fact I turned the tv off after Chandler fouled Spliter on the 3 point play lol. The Knicks is proving that they don't need Amare. If they don't trade Amare, he is gonna mess up the chemistry

Comment #2 has been removed
Comment #3 has been removed
Comment #4 has been removed
Comment #5 has been removed
Comment #6 has been removed
November 16, 2012  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Didn't I tell everyone a while back (specifically SD) to get their laughs in regarding the Knicks while they still could? Well, now you can put those jokes in your pocket. Save them for a rainy day because its sunny in NYC now.

Yes you did Doc and I remember it clearly...big ups bro......Apple!

Now on to the business at hand.

A lotta thes cats are thinking, and wondering why the Knicks ain't stinking. They're saying the Knicks are winning rather auspiciously, but I say the winning rather magnificiently. You have Melo even when missin, rebounding and auspiciously dishin, when Chandler is pounding and rebounding, pumping his chest and sounding.

Then you have JR Smith, not creating a riff, but making shots that makes the diff, teams leave the 3pt line open indeen, not knowing we got gunners, Novak, Brewer and Sheed. Cats are sayin the Knicks run will soon be ova, but thats what that cat was sayin named Hova (JayZ).

Then you have cats that was speaking of the Knicks very ill, now they clapping and goes by the name of Lostwill. Sayin when we lost J Love a bad blow was dealt, I still wondering if he still feels that way cause we got the cat named Raymond Felt, fabulous no looks & crossovers, are constantly being dealt. Apple and I'm out!

Comment #8 has been removed
Comment #9 has been removed
November 16, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Apple is an emcee?? lol. Knicks are balling I must admit that. J.R. Smith is playing lights out but in control. They are shooting the three well, almost looks like a video game out there.

November 16, 2012  08:39 AM ET

Go Knicks!

Comment #12 has been removed
Comment #13 has been removed
Comment #14 has been removed
Comment #15 has been removed
Comment #16 has been removed
Comment #17 has been removed
Comment #18 has been removed
Comment #19 has been removed
 
Comment #20 has been removed

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
    Views
    1787
    Comments
    227
  2. 2
    Smush Parker allegedly punches high schooler
    Views
    1455
    Comments
    136
  3. 3
    Joel Quenneville's Midnight Hawk favored to win Illinois Derby
    Views
    385
    Comments
    87
  4. 4
    Quarterback freefalling down draft boards
    Views
    5015
    Comments
    77
  5. 5
    Oklahoma State pays Peyton Manning $105K for speech
    Views
    490
    Comments
    25

SI.com

SI Photos