HoopsHype JR Smith rumors

January 15, 2014 Updates
January 14, 2014 Updates

Someone’s minutes are bound to be slashed – and perhaps altogether - as injured and ill Knicks continue to return to the lineup. J.R. Smith was that someone Mike Woodson once again elected to sit on Tuesday night. The Knicks didn’t claim Smith was sick or injured before the game, but the reigning Sixth Man Award winner wasn’t used at all despite a sluggish shooting start for leading scorer Carmelo Anthony, who came on late and managed 20 points on 9-for-22 shooting. New York Daily News

At the moment, Batman has no Robin in Gotham. And it has been that way all season. "I think Carmelo has been consistent from Day 1," Woodson said of Anthony winning the Eastern Conference Player of the Week award, announced before the game. "It is just the supporting cast. I think we struggled in that area, with the injuries and the slow start that we had. "J.R. [Smith] missing the first five [games of the season due to suspension], Iman [Shumpert] being somewhat on a roller coaster," Woodson continued. "We just never had any chemistry but Melo through it all, he's been solid. He's been the bright spot." ESPN.com

January 13, 2014 Updates
January 12, 2014 Updates

So George Karl went on New York radio last week to find a way to save his former player's career, and his idea was to get Smith to the Spurs as quickly as possible. “I think right now that's the position, if I was J.R.'s agent (I would take),” Karl said. A Spurs staffer laughed at that Saturday and thanked Karl with considerable sarcasm. Does Karl have any other terrific ideas such as, oh, bringing back Dennis Rodman to work in marketing? But a New York writer seconded Karl's suggestion, because that's the perception of Gregg Popovich around the league. San Antonio Express-News

January 11, 2014 Updates

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