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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

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

    Sep 5, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

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    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.…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. J.R. Smith is angry with Paul Pierce, apparently

    Aug 31, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

    J.R. Smith, Paul Pierce

    J.R. Smith has never been shy and, unsurprisingly, the New York Knicks swingman didn’t put his filter on before talking to Ian Begley about comments new Brooklyn Net Paul Pierce recently made. Pierce recently said that the Nets will take over as New York’s team, but Smith isn’t so sure that’ll be the case as…

  12. Dorell Wright said being brought along slowly is why he is still in NBA

    Aug 26, 2013, 5:52 PM EDT

    Dorell Wright

    Dorell Wright was one of six guys taken straight out of high school back in 2004 — Dwight Howard was the biggest name but Josh Smith and J.R. Smith were as well. (The reason there is a one-and-done rule now is how other picks that year like Robert Swift and Sebastian Telfair made owners want…

  13. Matt Bonner knows his seasoned baby carrots

    Aug 21, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

    Matt Bonner

    That is Matt Bonner selling Shakedowns, which are season baby carrots. If you had asked me which NBA player was most likely to get an endorsement deal for seasoned baby carrots, I would have said Matt Bonner. He just would edge out DeMarcus Cousins and J.R. Smith. Not much else to say here, other than…

  14. Raymond Felton talks about ‘Melo, being Knicks point guard

    Aug 20, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

    Raymond Felton

    No, his job is not just to throw the ball to Carmelo Anthony and get out of the way. Well, every once in a while it is, but Raymond Felton is a lot more key than that in New York. This is a team that more than most needs a conductor with the ball —…

  15. J.R. Smith is basically driving a tank around Manhattan

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

    gurkha f5

    Hey, it’s late August, what do you really want? Another update on Dwyane Wade’s knee recovery? A bunch more Lakers speculation? That car to the right is the Gurkha F5 built by Terradyne Armored Vehicles for military use. You may recognize it as the one The Rock drove in “Fast Five.” Of course, if you’re…

  16. J.R. Smith hopes to be ready for Knicks’ season opener

    Aug 9, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT

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

    There are obvious goals ahead: First the start of training camp, then at the end of October the start of the regular season. For players such as J.R. Smith who had offseason surgery — to his left patella tendon, and to fix a tear in the lateral meniscus of the same knee — the goal…

  17. J.R. Smith says despite Nets’ offseason acquisitions, Knicks are New York’s marquee team

    Aug 9, 2013, 12:01 AM 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

    When the Nets moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn, there’s no question they wanted to cut into the Knicks’ fan base and market share in the nation’s largest media market. The team’s billionaire owner has been spending money to bring star-level talent to immediately infuse the franchise, and on paper, it may seem as though…

  18. Thursday night And-1 links: J.R. Smith is no longer a blond

    Aug 8, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Indiana Pacers - Game Four

    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. • The Knicks Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith dyed his hair blond…

  19. Ten NBA must-watch games this season

    Aug 6, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Four

    The NBA schedule is out and it’s a little like Christmas Day (unless you’re a beat reporter, then it’s explain to your wife how much you’ll be gone day, which is a lot less fun). Today is the day you can really start to taste the matchups that are coming. There are more good storylines…

  20. Report: Knicks to open the season at home against Bucks

    Aug 5, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in New York

    This is the final schedule leak you’ll receive from us, so soak it up in all of its August glory. The New York Knicks will open the season at home against the rebuilding Milwaukee Bucks, according to a report from Marc Berman of the New York Post. While many teams in big markets have marquee…

  21. Carmelo Anthony reiterates he will not have shoulder surgery

    Aug 4, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - Game Five

    Carmelo Anthony played through the NBA playoffs last year with a shoulder injury, a partially torn labrum. That is an injury that can be slow to heal (just ask Dwight Howard) and sometimes requires surgery. Anthony said six weeks ago he did not want surgery. Speaking with the New York Daily News he reiterated he…

  22. J.R. Smith has been paid out half of the three-year, $17 million-dollar contract he just signed

    Jul 27, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    John Starks, J.R. Smith

    The rules of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement are fascinating to a certain segment of NBA fans, so with that in mind, we bring you this financial quirk involving J.R. Smith. The reigning Sixth Man of the Year signed a three-year deal worth just under $18 million to remain with the Knicks a few weeks…

  23. J.R. Smith’s new contract with the Knicks is only for three seasons

    Jul 17, 2013, 12:03 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Indiana Pacers - Game Six

    When word surfaced that J.R. Smith underwent knee surgery that would keep him out of action for the next three-four months, Knicks fans weren’t all that happy to hear that a player their favorite team just signed to a four-year contract was one that had been experiencing chronic knee issues. While there isn’t anything different…

  24. Knicks’ J.R. Smith has knee surgery, out 3-4 months

    Jul 15, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT

    New York Knicks' Smith is surrounded by team mates after making a last second shot to beat Charlotte Bobcats in their NBA basketball game in Charlotte

    The Knicks were having their best day of the summer, having just come to terms to bring Metta World Peace back home and now this: J.R. Smith had patella tendon surgery and his knee scoped to repair a tear in the lateral meniscus of his left knee, the team announced Monday. Recovery time is three…

  25. Mike Woodson confident in his ability to coach any player, including Metta World Peace

    Jul 14, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Woodson JR Smith

    LAS VEGAS — Knicks head coach Mike Woodson is with the team in Las Vegas for Summer League, and with reports of mutual interest between New York and Metta World Peace now that he’s cleared amnesty waivers, Woodson was asked if he thought he might have a knack for coaching players with, shall we say, a…

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