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  1. J.R. Smith fined $25,000 by league for “hostile and inappropriate language” in tweet

    Nov 15, 2013, 5:11 PM EST

    J.R. Smith

    Might call some of my Number street homies an put #Detroit on smash for a min!#DeadSerious—  JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) November 14, 2013 We told you that the Knicks’ J.R. Smith and the Pistons’s Brandon Jennings got into a little twitter beef when Jennings questioned whether J.R.’s brother Chris Smith deserved to be in the NBA? (He’s not the…

  2. NBA All-Star balloting opens with some interesting questions

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:56 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant

    If he doesn’t come back until December, is Kobe Bryant still a starting All-Star guard in the West? Or should Stephen Curry or James Harden have that spot? Does Kevin Love move past Tim Duncan into the starting lineup? Is Paul George a starter in the East? Is it time for a Derrick Rose/Kyrie Irving…

  3. League investigating twitter “threat” from J.R. Smith to Brandon Jennings

    Nov 15, 2013, 12:12 PM EST

    J.R. Smith

    Brandon Jennings took to twitter to fire a shot at Chris Smith being on the Knicks roster (he’s not alone), a tweet he has since deleted. J.R. Smith came to his defense. And suddenly we had a twitter feud. But did Smith cross the line in this? One of his tweets said he would send…

  4. Lin, Harden, Rockets drive right past Knicks to rim, hold on for win

    Nov 14, 2013, 11:56 PM EST

    James Harden

    Carmelo Anthony tried — 45 points on 30 shots, including one that could have tied the game at the end — and Andrea Bargnani continues to find his offensive groove with the Knicks, having his best game. But that was still not enough to make up for New York’s lack of interior defense with Tyson…

  5. Brandon Jennings starts Twitter beef with J.R. Smith

    Nov 14, 2013, 9:45 AM EST

    Brandon Jennings

    Star players get special treatment in the NBA. Everyone just accepts that. But when merely above-average players like J.R. Smith get significant special favors, the floodgates open. The inclusion of Chris Smith, J.R. Smith’s brother, on the Knicks’ roster is a running joke around the league. Unless you’re Brandon Jennings, whose stature is similar to…

  6. Report: Nuggets shoot down Iman Shumpert for Kenneth Faried trade

    Nov 13, 2013, 6:08 PM EST

    Kenneth Faried

    UPDATE 6:08 pm: The Kenneth Faried for Iman Shumpert talks are dead, at least according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, who tweeted this: Denver has made it clear to Kenneth Faried’s reps: There are no active talks involving him. Knicks offered Shumpert. Denver rejected idea. Of course, if you were trying to negotiate a…

  7. Knicks to start J.R. Smith, move Prigioni to bench

    Nov 13, 2013, 12:13 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v New York Knicks

    When Pablo Prigioni has been on the court this season, the Knicks have been 8.9 points per 100 possessions better. So he’s getting benched. Looking to put some spark in an offense that is 25th in the league so far this season (using points per possession), Knicks coach Mike Woodson said he is putting J.R.…

  8. J.R. Smith’s brother Chris costing the Knicks over $2 million this season

    Nov 13, 2013, 12:33 AM EST

    Vitor Faverani, Phil Pressey, Chris Smith

    When Chris Smith tried to tell us that he earned his roster spot with the Knicks to start the season, the amount of disbelief expressed was understandable. Despite his declaration, most saw his addition to New York’s squad for what it was — a favor to the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, J.R. Smith,…

  9. The Extra Pass: Pau Gasol talks slow start to season, plus Sunday recaps

    Nov 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — In the first quarter Sunday night against Minnesota (as his Lakers were getting blown out of the water), Pau Gasol was 3-of-5 shooting for six points. The rest of the game he was 2-of-7 shooting, and the second of those buckets came :26 seconds left in the game when Rick Adelman had…

  10. J.R. Smith set to make season debut for Knicks on Sunday

    Nov 9, 2013, 9:30 PM EST

    J.R. Smith

    It was an interesting offseason for J.R. Smith, and perhaps a more eventful one than the team would have liked it to be. The reigning Sixth Man of the Year re-signed in New York as a free agent on a deal that will pay him $18 million over three years, and that was about the…

  11. Andrea Bargnani has a huge night for Knicks (VIDEO)

    Nov 9, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    Andrea Bargnani

    Things were starting to get dire for the Knicks, at least as much as they can be so grim just five games into the 82-game regular season. Tyson Chandler was lost for 4-6 weeks due to injury, and with a lack of healthy bigs on the roster while Kenyon Martin and Amar’e Stoudemire struggle with…

  12. Knicks coach Woodson says he’s not worried about job security, won’t look over his shoulder

    Nov 6, 2013, 8:13 PM EST

    Mike Woodson, Carmelo Anthony

    The Knicks are off to a slow 1-3 start to the season, and despite the very legitimate reasons for the early losses, a team that finished second in the Eastern Conference a year ago isn’t expected to be patient while things sort themselves out. Mike Woodson is finding his seat to be a bit warm…

  13. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Pacers, Rockets, T-Wolves and Sixers on top

    Nov 4, 2013, 2:04 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v New Orleans Pelicans

    The first few weeks of the Power Rankings see crazy fluctuations — teams that aren’t really that good start off hot, teams that are good start cold, so teams bounce up and down the rankings like they are on a bungee cord the first few weeks. Eventually things find their level. But this week was…

  14. Derrick Rose hits the game-winner to send Bulls past Knicks (VIDEO)

    Oct 31, 2013, 11:08 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Washington Wizards - NBA Global Games Rio 2013

    Derrick Rose was not at his best in Thursday night’s nationally-televised matchup against the Knicks, but he rose to the occasion when it mattered most. With the Bulls trailing by one and 5.7 seconds remaining, Rose drove baseline, then stopped and elevated for the high-arching floater over two defenders that fell through the net to…

  15. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Let the season begin!

    Oct 28, 2013, 1:16 PM EST

    LeBron James

    To celebrate a new season, we bring you a new set of NBA Power Rankings from PBT. Let the kvetching about your ranking begin! Just remember that this is an exercise in fun — these are meaningless as the NBA has a playoff system to decide who is best. What sport would rely on journalist’s…

  16. Chris Smith, brother of J.R. Smith, says he ‘earned’ Knicks roster spot

    Oct 26, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    Vitor Faverani, Phil Pressey, Chris Smith

    Chris Smith is getting a roster spot with the Knicks, and his contract of $490,000 will become fully guaranteed for this season if he remains there by the time Wednesday’s opening night is upon us. It’s been widely speculated (and essentially assumed) that Smith is on the team because his brother, J.R. Smith, made it…

  17. J.R. Smith beats the 3rd quarter buzzer by sinking a halfcourt shot (VIDEO)

    Oct 26, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

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

    J.R. Smith was in midseason form on Friday, both in terms of his shooting ability as well as his performance in celebrating his accomplishments. Smith pulled up from just inside of halfcourt at the third quarter buzzer, and launched a three-pointer that looked good from the moment he let it go. And yes, the celebration…

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

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:35 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 15, 2013, 9:49 PM EST

    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…

  20. Iman Shumpert trims flattop from existence

    Oct 14, 2013, 10:46 AM EST

    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.…

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

    Oct 10, 2013, 11:45 AM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 7, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 4, 2013, 9:50 AM EST

    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.…

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

    Oct 3, 2013, 3:03 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 3, 2013, 9:15 AM EST

    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…

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