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  1. ‘Melo says he had “heart to heart” talk with J.R. Smith

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

    J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony

    J.R. Smith is expected to play in his first preseason game Friday night (the Knicks final one). He had knee surgery this summer, but he put it off until he had signed a new three-year, $18 million contract, which pushed the rehab back into training camp. When the season starts Smith will miss the first…

  2. J.R. Smith says he’d prefer to be a starter

    Oct 15, 2013, 9:49 PM EDT

    J.R. Smith

    J.R. Smith won the Sixth Man of the Year award coming off the bench for the Knicks last season, and was an important reason why the team was potent enough to finish with the second best record in the East. This season, however, Smith would like a new challenge. From Ian Begley of ESPN New…

  3. Iman Shumpert trims flattop from existence

    Oct 14, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

    Iman Shumpert, Terrence Ross, Landry Fields

    I’ve previously mocked the idea of the Knicks starting anyone but Iman Shumpert, who seemed to have clearly earned the job last season and done nothing to lose it. No more. Start J.R. Smith. Start Tim Hardaway Jr. Start Chris Douglas-Roberts. Start Toure Murry. I don’t care. Shumpert is really tempting fate with this haircut.…

  4. Iman Shumpert playing with an edge, but not getting much love from Mike Woodson

    Oct 10, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Iman Shumpert

    Iman Shumpert has started his last 62 games, including all 45 last season. Yet, Knicks coach Mike Woodson is not guaranteeing him a starting spot this season. That seems like a motivational ploy, and if so, it’s working. Ian Begley of ESPN New York: Shortly after he hit his third 3-pointer of the first half…

  5. Stoudemire, Smith to sit out Knicks first three preseason games

    Oct 7, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Amar'e Stoudemire

    The Knicks have a couple guys coming off injuries who they will need as much of as they can get in the regular season — Amar’e Stoudemire and J.R. Smith. Those same Knicks are on the road for the next six games this preseason — against Boston in Rhode Island, Toronto in Toronto, Boston now…

  6. Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton – not Iman Shumpert – guaranteed to start for Knicks

    Oct 4, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT

    Iman Shumpert

    As Mike Woodson played mad chemist with the Knicks’ starting lineup last season, four players started both every game they played and a majority of all New York’s games: Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton and Iman Shumpert. All four return to the Knicks this season, and three will definitely start again. Sorry (maybe), Iman.…

  7. J.R. Smith blames postseason struggles on his upsetting of ‘the NBA gods’

    Oct 3, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    J.R. Smith has had a rough go of things, on and off the court, ever since a single boneheaded decision he made during Game 3 of the Knicks’ first round playoff series against the Celtics. With his team leading by 19 points at the time and well on their way to a 3-0 lead in…

  8. Andrea Bargnani playing a lot of small forward? Bad. Idea. Jeans.

    Oct 3, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

    Andrea Bargnani

    Carmelo Anthony thrived last season on offense for the Knicks playing the four, the power forward spot — he could take bigger guys outside and beat them off the dribble, if teams went small against him he could post up. But that creates some roster challenges for Mike Woodson this season because Andrea Bargnani, Amar’e…

  9. Knicks’ Woodson on J.R. Smith: “He’s got to grow up”

    Oct 2, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT

    J.R. Smith

    Let’s run through J.R. Smith’s summer: He delayed getting needed surgery on his knee until after he got a new contract signed, which has pushed his rehab back possibly all the way into the start of the season. He requested (and got) a lot money from the three-year contract up front. He was driving around…

  10. Knicks bring Chris Douglas-Roberts into training camp

    Oct 2, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Milwaukee Bucks

    Coming out of an impressive college career in Memphis, Chris Douglas-Roberts seemed like the kind of crafty player who could find a way to get his shot off in the midrange and develop a role in the NBA. It hasn’t panned out that way. For some players the biggest adjustment going from college to the…

  11. J.R. Smith admits delaying knee surgery until after he signed new contract with Knicks

    Oct 1, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Five

    J.R. Smith took home the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award last season, and was an important piece to a Knicks team that finished the season with the second best record in the East, behind only the defending champion Miami Heat. But he hasn’t exactly been doing things to ingratiate himself to the fan…

  12. J.R. Smith feels he let team down with drug suspension

    Sep 30, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Five

    J.R. Smith — who signed a three-year contract with the Knicks then promptly went out and got knee surgery on his patella tendon, surgery he knew he needed but waited until it was on company time — could miss the start of the season as he rehabs from injury. But when he is ready he…

  13. Wednesday And-1 Links: Vote for your favorite new Mavs uniform

    Sep 25, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks uniforms

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • A while back, the Dallas Mavericks asked fans to submit their own ideas…

  14. Stoudemire practices with Knicks but sits out scrimmages

    Sep 24, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

    New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire dunks during their NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland

    New York is going to great lengths to protect the knees of Amar’e Stoudemire. He is in New York and working out at the team facility with his fellow teammates in advance of training camp opening next week — but when the scrimmages start he sits them out, reports Ian Begley at ESPNNewYork.com. The reason…

  15. Knicks invite Josh Powell to training camp; everyone is bummed it’s not Ricky Davis instead

    Sep 22, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Powell_Josh

    The New York Knicks have basically worked out everyone who has ever touched a basketball this offseason, and that’s led to a lot of speculation over who was getting the golden tickets to training camp. As fun as it would be to imagine Ricky Davis hanging out with Metta World Peace and J.R. Smith on…

  16. Paul Pierce’s reaction to J.R. Smith: “Who?”

    Sep 19, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce

    Which seems more staged right now, the Knicks/Nets rivalry or the show “Amish Mafia?” I can’t tell, but I can turn off the Amish Mafia show (and have). However, as an NBA news blog I have a level of obligation to bring you this. Remember J.R. Smith fired some shots across the bow of the…

  17. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The New York Knicks

    Sep 18, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler

    Last season: If you’ll recall, New York’s offseason leading up to last year was widely regarded as a joke. Jeremy Lin was let go, Raymond Felton was brought in, and then the Knicks seemed to sign all the oldest players available in free agency. But with the benefit of hindsight, the Knicks did about as well…

  18. Quote of the Day: Jason Terry thinks Knicks could win title this year… at Rucker Park

    Sep 11, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

    Newly acquired Brooklyn Net's NBA player Jason Terry smiles as he is introduced to the media during a news conference in Brooklyn

    “Maybe the Rucker Park Championship. I don’t know, not the NBA championship. I don’t see how they could guarantee that, at all. I’m not buying it.” —Jason Terry of the Brooklyn Nets, talking to Dime Magazine about J.R. Smith‘s boast the New York Knicks will win the NBA championship this season. There’s been a fair…

  19. Carmelo Anthony expects the Knicks to be better than they were last year

    Sep 11, 2013, 12:14 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - Game Five

    The Knicks had a great regular season in 2013, finishing with the second-best record in the East behind only the defending champion Miami Heat. Carmelo Anthony leading the league in scoring was a big part of that, as was J.R. Smith putting together a season worthy of him bringing home the league’s Sixth Man of…

  20. Chris Smith got his brother J.R.’s face tattooed on his back

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

    "A Year In A New York Minute" Photo Exhibition

    I love my brother dearly. He was the best man at my wedding, he has been a friend, support system, and guy who helped expand my view of the world at times. I would do anything for him. Except get his face tattooed on my back. Which is why I’m apparently not as good a…

  21. Happy birthday J.R. Smith, here are some highlights (VIDEO)

    Sep 9, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT

    New York Knicks' Smith celebrates scoring past Washington Wizards during their NBA basketball game in Manhattan

    J.R. Smith is a fearless gunner, with all the good and bad that comes with that. Last season for the Knicks that was what they needed, another scoring option outside Carmelo Anthony, and Smith provided them one to the tune of a career best 18.1 points a game. Smith turns 28 today. We’re celebrating his…

  22. Knicks J.R. Smith suspended five games by league for failed drug test

    Sep 6, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

    J.R. Smith

    J.R. Smith, the Knicks reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year, has been suspended by the league for the first five games of the coming NBA season for failing a drug test. The league made the news official but Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports had the story first, before it was official. The suspension is…

  23. Beno Udrih says Knicks can make it to the Finals

    Sep 5, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

    =vn19

    Beno Udrih was one of the Knicks’ offseason acquisitions that the team hopes will improve its roster over the one that led them to finish with the second best record in the East last season. New York made it as far as the second round of the playoffs, before injuries to Carmelo Anthony and J.R.…

  24. Reggie Evans LOLs at J.R. Smith’s championship guarantee

    Sep 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Reggie Evans, Jason Kidd. Camelo Anthony

    The Nets’ Paul Pierce and Knicks’ Raymond Felton went at it in defense of their teams, and even the NBA saw Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and Knicks owners James Dolan were on the same track. J.R. Smith also said the Nets weren’t good. There might have been more sniping between the two sides at some…

  25. Knicks will win NBA championship this year, according to J.R. Smith

    Sep 1, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT

    J.R. Smith

    The New York Knicks are guaranteed to win an championship this year, according to a column written by Marc Berman of the New York Post. Berman’s source, however, was none other than Knicks sixth-man extraordinaire J.R. Smith. Smith made headlines on Saturday after Ian Begley fired off a few tweets regarding the beef between Smith…

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