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With free agents who signed before Sept. 16 becoming available for trade Dec. 15, the Knicks could look to make roster changes soon -- with sources saying J.R. Smith is the player they'd most like to trade. ESPN.com

December 3, 2014 Updates

J.R. Smith, who missed the Knicks’ 98-93 loss to the Nets on Tuesday with “flu-like symptoms,’’ is being kept away from the club. At least it doesn’t appear to be mumps. The Knicks’ medical staff is on high alert after the Rangers’ Tanner Glass was diagnosed with the mumps a few days ago. Dr. Lisa Callahan coordinates the medical staffs for both the Knicks and Rangers, who share the Tarrytown practice facility. New York Post

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J.R. Smith played a season-low five and a half minutes in Sunday’s 86-79 loss to Miami, missing all four of his shots from the floor. Afterward, Knicks coach Derek Fisher revealed that Smith was ill on Sunday and had received an IV before the game. “J.R. wasn’t feeling well today,” he said. “I don’t know if it was a virus or something that impacted him throughout the day today. He had to have some IV fluids before the game. Energy just wasn’t there for him tonight. He tried to give it a go but I don’t think it’s right to put him in that position and have him out there not able to be himself.” New York Daily News

November 26, 2014 Updates

Don't expect J.R. Smith to master something as complicated as the triangle offense when he can't even grasp basic American history. The Knicks shooting guard made a fool of himself on Instagram Tuesday night by linking the term "Black Friday" with slavery. "DID YOU KNOW: Black Friday stemmed from slavery? It was the day after Thanksgiving when slave traders would sell slaves for a discount to assist plantation owners with more helpers for the upcoming winter (for cutting and stacking fire wood, winterproofing etc.), hence the name," read the graphic, complete with an illustration of a slave auction. New York Daily News

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With the Bucks’ lead down to 2 points with less than 10 seconds to play, J. R. Smith nearly stole an inbounds pass, which would have given the Knicks a chance to tie or go ahead. Instead, an official review confirmed that Smith — and not the Bucks — had knocked the ball out of bounds. “Play harder,” a somber Smith said after the game, when asked about Fisher’s halftime message. “For some reasons, it’s something we have to be reminded of — to play hard — which is something that’s really embarrassing.” New York Times

November 16, 2014 Updates

Smith told The Post he is learning to work harder under the new Triangle regime and that is making a difference. “It’s been very rewarding,’’ Smith said of the sweat equity he is putting in this season. “It doesn’t always accumulate in the stat sheet, but it accumulates with my teammates. It’s more of a process of being better for everybody around me. If we’re all on the same page, cutting and back doors, it really makes us more effective.’’ New York Post

November 15, 2014 Updates

The 10-year anniversary of the Malice at the Palace is Wednesday, and Metta World Peace is commemorating it with a new book. But in promoting “The Untold Story of the Malice at the Palace,’’ World Peace told The Post in an interview from China some malice that occurred in the Knicks’ locker room last season is possibly why he is not on the team this season, helping them run the triangle offense. New York Post

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