J.R. Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • J.R. Smith hits the bench after shooting ‘boycott’

    New York Post "Knicks coach Mike Woodson got his revenge on J.R. Smith for staging what appeared to be a shooting boycott in Boston. He benched him. Smith sat the final 14:40 Saturday night against the Hawks after going 1-of-8 from the field for two points in the Knicks’ 111-106 victory. Smith’s actions..." December 15

  • Woody: Ailing J.R. may not be 100% this year

    New York Post "J.R. Smith’s mysteriously wretched season continued against the Bulls Wednesday night and Knicks coach Mike Woodson acknowledged the reigning NBA Sixth Man award winner may never get back to last season’s form. Smith is coming off surgery on a chipped patellar tendon and torn meniscus in his..." December 13

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    At #Knicks shootaround, Mike Woodson said JR Smith (knee) will play tonight vs. Nets.

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    JR Smith and Kenyon Martin not taking part in scrimmage. Knicks say they were kept out of contact parts of practice.

  • J.R. Smith’s knee hurting

    New York Post "J.R. Smith finally acknowledged his knees aren’t responding as well as he had hoped. The Knicks are 1-9 since Smith returned for the season’s sixth game. He was suspended the first five games for marijuana use, and missed almost all of the preseason because of rehab from surgery on a torn..." December 01

  • Woodson set to ‘punch’ panic out of Smith

    New York Post "Mike Woodson can say anything about his pet, J.R. Smith, and nobody takes it too seriously. But the Knicks coach certainly is beside himself regarding Smith, who has not been playing at the level befitting the 2012-13 Sixth Man Award winner. Woodson certainly didn’t enjoy some of Smith’s recent..." November 26

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    J.R. Smith: "It's too early to panic, but me personally, I'm panicking. I don't like this. I don't want to play 3-8 basketball." #Knicks

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Mike Woodson said he isn't sure if J.R. Smith will start for the #Knicks vs. Detroit. He'll make a final decision tomorrow.

  • Another ‘terrible’ game from J.R. Smith

    New York Post "The calendar says November. But it certainly looks like last May for the Knicks J.R. Smith. Smith, in his fourth game back from an NBA-imposed five game suspension after a rehab for offseason knee surgery, shot Saturday as if the Hawks were the smothering Pacers of last season’s..." November 17

  • Woodson won’t force J.R. Smith to stay quiet on Twitter

    New York Post "Tweet on, J.R.! J.R. Smith said he is free to keep using Twitter and he will. Coach Mike Woodson said his threat of shutting down Smith’s account was just that — a threat he is not going to go through with. Smith, despite being fined twice in 20 months for inappropriate tweets, isn’t going..." November 17

  • Mike Woodson, NBA not happy with J.R. Smith

    Newsday "Mike Woodson was "not happy'' with J.R. Smith for his tweets directed at Pistons guard Brandon Jennings, and he said that if Smith keeps putting himself in these positions, "eventually no team is going to want to deal with you.'' The NBA was unhappy with Smith, too, fining him $25,000 on Friday..." November 16

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    Seth Rosenthal @seth_rosenthal

    J.R. Smith fined $25,000 for Twitter-battling Brandon Jennings http://t.co/oGndxBCpql

  • J.R. Smith: 'Threat' not intended

    ESPN.com "The NBA is investigating the Twitter feud between New York's J.R. Smith and Detroit's Brandon Jennings over the presence of Smith's brother, Chris, on the Knicks' roster, sources close to the process told ESPN.com's Marc Stein. The teams meet Tuesday in Detroit, but the league office is..." November 15

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Woodson said he will start JR Smith tonite and Prigioni will come off the bench.

  • J.R. fails to light up Spurs in 2013 debut

    New York Post "After J.R. Smith was yanked late in the second quarter after another airball, a Garden fan was overhead shouting: “Smoke another one.’’ The stench was evident Sunday in Smith’s season debut after serving a five-game suspension for failing three marijuana tests. The big ovation Smith received..." November 11

  • J.R. Smith returns after weed suspension

    New York Post "While the other Knicks were going through a light workout, J.R. Smith was on his own. He was working furiously with trainer Idan Ravin, running baseline to baseline, sinking one jump shot after another. It was the final dress rehearsal for Smith before the enigmatic shooting guard makes his..." November 10

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    RT @jonahballow: #Knicks head coach Mike Woodson says JR Smith will come off the bench against the Spurs. Same starters as last night.

  • J.R. Smith to return Sunday

    Bergen Record "J.R. Smith will be back on the active roster Sunday when the Knicks return to the Garden to host the Spurs, with his five-game drug suspension complete and his surgically repaired left knee sufficiently rehabilitated enough for him to play. The shooting guard's return will change the rotation..." November 06

  • J.R. Smith: Drug suspension was a blessing

    New York Post "The Knicks have sorely missed the 2012-13 version of J.R. Smith during their 1-2 start, but their sixth man sees his five-game pot suspension as a blessing in disguise, giving him more time to shake off the rust from his knee rehab. During Tuesday’s practice, Smith was the last one off the..." November 05

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