J.R. Smith RUMORS & NEWS

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    Fred Kerber @FredKerber

    #Knicks say JR Smith is not traveling to Chicago

  • Knicks’ J.R. Smith expected to play against LeBron, Cavaliers

    New York Post "Probably, the Knicks are getting some help back to face the Cavaliers on Thursday. So there is probable cause for some relief. J.R. Smith — who sat out Tuesday against the Nets and all but six minutes Sunday against Miami, both losses because of “flu-like symptoms” — has been upgraded to..." December 04

  • Knicks on guard for mumps as J.R. Smith illness worsens

    New York Post "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...." December 03

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    NBA New York Knicks @nyknicks

    RT @NY_KnicksPR: J.R. Smith (flu-like symptoms) is doubtful for tonight versus @BrooklynNets

  • The fight that made Metta World Peace an ex-Knick

    New York Post "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..." November 17

  • J.R. Smith may be in more trouble over groin whack

    New York Post "J.R. Smith’s availability for Wednesday’s game in Detroit could be in doubt if the NBA deems his fourth-quarter incident with Glenn Rice Jr. intentional. The Knicks’ volatile shooting guard was caught on video appearing to whack Rice’s groin while Smith was dribbling in the Knicks’ 98-83 loss to..." November 05

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    Chris Herring @HerringWSJ

    J.R. Smith suspended for tonight's game vs DET for striking Glen Rice, Jr. in the groin last night against Washington.

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    Bob Kravitz @bkravitz

    Told by a good source there's nothing to the copeland jr smith trade rumor. So there you go.

  • Source: Knicks, Pacers talked J.R. Smith-Chris Copeland deal

    New York Post "One of president Phil Jackson’s big decisions this season is whether to trade J.R. Smith, and the club had recent conversations with the Pacers regarding ex-Knick Chris Copeland, according to a league source. The 6-foot-9 Copeland, whom the Pacers signed in July 2013, has an expiring contract..." November 03

  • Knicks' J.R. Smith called the 'new Dennis Rodman' by The Worm himself

    New York Daily News "Saying a player is the modern-day version of Dennis Rodman is both a compliment and an affront to humanity. If it means comparing one's talent to that of Rodman and his five NBA rings and seven straight rebounding titles, then, hey, that's alright. If it means saying a player is a candidate..." October 16

  • J.R. Smith says back spasms due to long preseason bus rides

    New York Post "J.R. Smith experienced back spasms in the second quarter and left for the locker room briefly. He still returned to play in the second half but finished just 1-of-7 for four points in the Knicks’ 84-77 preseason win over the 76ers at the Carrier Dome. Smith said the spasms “have been going back..." October 15

  • J.R. Smith: Knicks' new triangle offense [more complex] than we're used to playing

    ESPN New York "J.R. Smith made an interesting observation about the Knicks' new offense on Monday. "You have to think the game more. It's just more of a complex way that we play, [more complex] than we're used to playing," Smith said after the Knicks' third preseason game. "We're used to just catching and..." October 14

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Derek Fisher suggests that #Knicks can play Tim Hardaway Jr., Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith in the same lineup at times this season.

  • Fisher praises J.R. Smith's work ethic and starts J.R. in preseason opener

    ESPN New York "Derek Fisher decided to start J.R. Smith at shooting guard in the New York Knicks' first preseason game. Fisher went with Smith, Jose Calderon, Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani and Samuel Dalembert in the starting lineup for Wednesday's preseason opener against the Boston Celtics. Fisher,..." October 10

  • J.R. Smith: Learning triangle will take Knicks a ‘few months’

    New York Post "J.R. Smith started at off guard for the Knicks in their first preseason game Wednesday, but coach Derek Fisher was quick to point out nothing is etched in stone. After watching the Knicks at both ends against the Celtics, nothing should be etched in stone because they looked like they were..." October 09

  • J.R. Smith: Knicks learning triangle

    ESPN.com "After watching Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics, one might wonder how long it will take the Knicks to get a hang of the triangle offense. According to J.R. Smith, it might not be until January. "It's going to take a few months," Smith said after the Knicks' 20-point loss to Boston..." October 09

  • JR Smith Calls Dennis Rodman Comparison ‘an Honor’

    SLAM Online "The New York Knicks are holding training camp at Army’s Christl Arena in West Point, NY. JR Smith, naturally, feels a bit out of place. Smith, a notorious night owl, acknowledges that he wouldn’t survive in the armed forces. Smith says team president Phil Jackson comparing him to Dennis..." October 01

  • J.R. Smith knows he would make the absolute worst Army cadet

    New York Post "J.R. Smith grew up not so far away, in Freehold, NJ, but had never stepped foot on the post of West Point. Nor has he ever been in this sort of regimented environment. Smith wasn’t offended by the suggestion he was out of place – the NBA’s perennial rules-breaker amid an environment suffocated..." October 01

  • J.R. Smith’s surprising offseason obsession

    New York Post "There is a place where J.R. Smith’s shot selection isn’t so bad — the golf course. The enigmatic Knicks guard has fallen in love with a new sport, constantly hitting the links and attending PGA events as a fan. When his NBA career is over, Smith, who despite taking only two lessons..." September 11

  • J.R. Smith: ‘I’m on pace to be one of the best shooters the game had ever seen’

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith recently said he wants to be a leader for the Knicks, and hopes that he and his fellow two-guards can “put their egos aside” when it comes to new coach Derek Fisher’s decisions on playing time at the position this season. That last part might prove too tall a task for Smith to..." August 26

  • How J.R. Smith’s deal impacts the Knicks’ cap space in 2015

    New York Post "The Knicks were thrilled J.R. Smith accepted a four-year, $24.5 million guaranteed deal last July, offering him the most they could under the Early-Bird exception. It was surprising hours later that Smith, coming off Sixth Man of the Year honors, came back to the Knicks and said he changed his..." July 18

  • J.R. 'wouldn't blame' Phil for trading him

    ESPN New York "J.R. Smith is confident the Knicks can win the Eastern Conference this season, but is he confident he'll be a part of the team? Smith appeared on ESPN2’s "First Take" on Wednesday, talked about the Knicks’ glut at shooting guard and said he "wouldn’t blame" team president Phil Jackson and the..." July 17

  • J.R. Smith says winning East is ‘realistic,’ surprised he wasn’t axed

    New York Post "J.R. Smith is confident the Knicks have a chance to win what is suddenly a wide-open Eastern Conference, with the splintering of the Big 3 in Miami. “Extremely realistic,” the Knicks shooting guard said on “First Take” on Wednesday morning, when asked how realistic it was that the Knicks could..." July 16

  • J.R. Smith Says He Wouldn’t Talk To Carmelo Anthony If He Joins Heat

    NESN "Carmelo Anthony will likely sign a big contract this summer, but it might cost him a friend. The All-Star forward appears to want to out of New York, and there are rumors connecting Anthony with the Miami Heat. The move could lead to a new “Big Four” with Anthony, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and..." June 15

  • J.R. Smith's desired role next season

    ESPN.com "J.R. Smith has done really well coming off the bench during his career and for the 2012-13 season he won the Sixth Man of the Year award. Well, being a top reserve doesn't sit well with the moody shooting guard and he let his feelings be known on Twitter. Smith tweeted early Tuesday morning:..." June 10

  • J.R. Smith sets single-game NBA record for most three-point attempts in loss to Heat

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith set an NBA record during Sunday’s loss to the Heat, and it’s one that most casual observers may have been surprised to hear that he didn’t already hold. Smith has been known as a shoot first, ask questions later type of player throughout his career, and shot himself into the record..." April 06

  • Amar’e jabs J.R. for questioning Knicks’ effort

    New York Post "Amar’e Stoudemire appeared to take exception to J.R. Smith’s recent remarks the Knicks aren’t showing enough “heart’’ during this free fall that continued with Sunday’s 109-90 blowout loss to the Bulls. Stoudemire indicated the controversial Smith perhaps isn’t one to judge character. “You..." March 03

  • ‘Hot Hand’ may exist after all, and data shows players like J.R. Smith believe in it

    Pro Basketball Talk "It doesn’t take an MIT graduate student to tell you that J.R. Smith is among the many players in the league who believe in the “Hot Hand” theory, which is essentially the notion that if you’ve made a few shots in a row, you’re shooting the next one — regardless of the quality of that shot —..." March 01

  • J.R. Smith rips Knicks' 'heart'

    ESPN.com "J.R. Smith laid down a pretty damning indictment of the New York Knicks after their 23-point loss to the Golden State Warriors on Friday. "It's not a mental thing, it's a heart thing," Smith said after the Knicks gave up 73 first-half points in the loss. "Guys get open shots, [they're]..." March 01

  • Woodson: Smith could stay starter after Shumpert returns

    New York Post "Iman Shumpert didn’t get traded at Thursday’s deadline, but he may have lost his starting job to J.R. Smith. With Shumpert out two weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee, Smith will start Friday in Orlando. Woodson said he’ll “welcome him back with open arms,” but added that Smith could..." February 21

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    JR Smith is a game-time decision because of the fractured cheekbone, Woodson said.

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    NY_KnicksPR @NY_KnicksPR

    JR Smith will not dress tonight versus @SacramentoKings

  • J.R. Smith has cheekbone fracture, will wear mask for a while

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith has found his shooting touch lately — in his last five games he has averaged 17.6 points a game, hitting 43.8 from beyond the arc, and with a true shooting percentage of 60.4. This isn’t going to help. Smith has a small fracture in his cheekbone and will keep playing but will wear..." February 11

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    NY_KnicksPR @NY_KnicksPR

    JR Smith suffered a small fracture in his left cheekbone on Sunday afternoon at the 7:25 mark in the fourth quarter at Oklahoma City.

  • J.R. Smith finally grabs attention for something good

    New York Post "For J.R. Smith — actually, for all the Knicks — the 2013-14 season has been a collection of extremes. The team has had ups, downs. Injuries everywhere. A five-game winning streak is followed by a five-game losing streak. For Smith the season began after rehab from knee surgery and a five-game..." January 31

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    Frank Isola @FisolaNYDN

    I'm hearing J.R. Smith was upset he played just 45 secs of OT in Monday 's win over Suns. J.R. said something to Mike Woodson & was benched

  • J.R. Smith upset about sitting out most of OT in Knicks’ win over Suns

    New York Daily News "J.R. Smith’s benching in Charlotte Tuesday night may have been a direct result of Smith sitting most of the overtime in Monday’s win over Phoenix. According to a source, Smith was vocal with coach Mike Woodson about not starting the extra session against Phoenix after missing what would have..." January 15

  • Knicks must think benching J.R. Smith is their headache remedy

    Sporting News "With two solid performances behind him, J.R. Smith thought he was beyond his very public benching. Quite the contrary, as Smith found out from the end of the bench over the course of the New York Knicks’ 108-98 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday. He watched for 48 minutes as every other..." January 15

  • J.R. Smith says he learned from his benching

    CBSSports.com "Hold on, let me duct tape my eyes in place so they don't roll out of my head on this post. After Knicks guard J.R. Smith was benched vs. Miami, leading to him questioning what his future was with the team, he returned to the rotation in the Knicks' win over Philadelphia Saturday night. And was..." January 12

  • J.R. blames shoelace backlash on others lacking ‘sense of humor’

    New York Post "J.R. Smith said Saturday he wishes fans had a better “sense of humor,” said he believes his sneaker-lace saga has become “a distraction to the team,” that he has been doing the stunt for five years, and he has no idea when he’ll play next for the Knicks. Essentially, Smith showed little remorse..." January 12

  • Mike Woodson not saying if J.R. Smith will remain on the pine

    Newsday "Mike Woodson said plenty when he kept J.R. Smith on the bench Thursday night, but he wouldn't say much about it after the Knicks beat the Heat. It was the Knicks' biggest win of the season, and Woodson apparently thought benching Smith sent a loud and clear message. The Knicks have won a..." January 11

  • J.R. Smith: Not told I wouldn't play

    ESPN.com "In the last two days, J.R. Smith has been benched by the New York Knicks and fined by the NBA. Suddenly, he is unsure of his future in New York. "Honestly, I don't even know at this point. At one point I was for sure, and now it's rocking the boat," Smith said after he was benched for the..." January 10

  • Knicks' J.R. Smith tries shoelace untying trick again vs. Pistons

    New York Daily News "It's not clear if J.R. Smith has a foot fetish or if he just can’t help himself. But with 6:50 left in the first quarter of the Knicks’ 89-85 win over Detroit on Tuesday, Smith reached for the sneaker of Greg Monroe as they lined up for a free throw, giving the impression he was trying to..." January 08

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    JR Smith has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct, the league announced.

  • NBA fines J.R. Smith $50K

    ESPN.com "The NBA has fined J.R. Smith $50,000 for "recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct" following his shoelace stunts in the New York Knicks' past two games, the league announced Wednesday. Smith untied Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion's shoelaces during the second quarter of the Knicks'..." January 08

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Knicks trying to scare J.R. Smith straight with public, but empty trade talk. Of course, they understand there's no market for him.

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    League source says J.R. Smith got league warning, no fine.

  • League could come down hard on J.R. for latest incident

    New York Post "The NBA is investigating J.R. Smith’s latest faux pas — untying the shoelace of the Mavericks’ Shawn Marion while they awaited foul shots during Sunday night’s game, a league source said. A decision should be reached Tuesday when interviews are completed. A source said no player has ever been..." January 07

  • J.R. Smith ‘over’ frustration of Knicks cutting brother

    New York Post "J.R. Smith broke his silence on the Knicks’ release of his brother, Chris Smith, saying he “wasn’t happy” but is “over it.” J.R. said Thursday he and his brother were called into a meeting the day before Chris Smith was officially waived in which team president Steve Mills broke the news to the..." January 03

  • Knicks cut J.R. sibling Chris to make room for Tyler

    New York Post "The Chris Smith Era ended Tuesday, Jeremy Tyler practiced and coach Mike Woodson promised there would be no friction between J.R. Smith and the Knicks’ new 6-foot-10 big man. The Knicks announced Tyler, who was the last cut of training camp, re-signed with the club after averaging 18 points, 10..." January 01