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J.R. Smith | Guard/Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: None
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J.R. Smith (heel) will not play in Saturday's game vs. the Suns.
Coach Derek Fisher added that he didn't think Smith would travel for Sunday's game against the Raptors, so it is clear that his heel has become a big problem for him. Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to start for the Knicks and is worth a long look in most leagues. Smith can be cut in all but the deepest of leagues. Dec 20 - 11:36 AM

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J.R. Smith (foot) is being listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Suns.

Smith has been a train wreck this season, and given his obvious struggles with grasping the triangle offense, he shouldn't be viewed as a stash candidate in standard leagues. If he's unable to go Saturday, Tim Hardaway Jr. will get all the minutes he can handle, and he'd make for a quality option in daily leagues. Stay tuned.
Dec 19 - 12:42 PM

J.R. Smith (foot) will not play in Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

It will be his fifth straight game out of the lineup and it is becoming pretty evident that this injury has become a real issue for him. Smith isn't worth owning in standard leagues as he has failed to succeed in the triangle offense and it is unclear when he will return to action. Tim Hardaway Jr. will play all the minutes he can handle Thursday and is worth a look in most leagues.
Dec 17 - 1:12 PM

J.R. Smith (foot) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, and his status for Thursday's game vs. Chicago remains uncertain.

That means that Tim Hardway Jr. will get all the minutes he can handle, and he'll make for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Hardaway Jr. has gone for 18, 16, and 23 points in his last three outings while seeing his minutes in the 30s, and with Smith's status uncertain for Thursday, he makes for a decent add in most leagues.
Dec 16 - 6:21 PM

J.R. Smith (foot) did not practice on Monday.

Smith was announced as a starter on Sunday, but then he was ruled out just moments before tipoff. Considering he's dealing with a plantar fascia tear, it's going to be an issue of pain tolerance for Smith that will determine his availability moving forward. With Iman Shumpert (shoulder) already out, Tim Hardaway Jr. could soon find himself playing big minutes after logging 30-plus in each of his last two.
Dec 15 - 1:45 PM

J.R. Smith (heel) is now out for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

He was announced as a starter prior to the game but has now been officially ruled out. This is a tough blow for his owners as he could have been looking at a decent increase in minutes with Iman Shumpert (shoulder) on the sidelines. Tim Hardaway Jr. will be the biggest beneficiary of this news, and is worth a look in most leagues.
Dec 14 - 7:04 PM

J.R. Smith (heel) will replace Iman Shumpert (out, shoulder) in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

Smith has been very hit-or-miss this season, so he makes for a risky option in daily leagues. Tim Hardaway Jr. loses some luster with Smith returning to the lineup.
Dec 14 - 5:59 PM

J.R. Smith was diagnosed with a small tear of his plantar fascia and is questionable to play on Sunday.

It sounds like a minor injury, but the Knicks aren't going to be in any rush to bring him back. Smith doesn't have a history of plantar fascia issues, though. While he's out, Tim Hardaway Jr. will get some extra shots to play with.
Dec 13 - 4:34 PM

J.R. Smith (heel) will not play against the Celtics on Friday.

It will be his second game out of the lineup, but X-rays were negative. He's said that his heel is improving, but he's scheduled to get an MRI to make sure nothing is serious. Smith has his lowest true shooting percentage since his rookie season and has looked lost in the triangle offense. With him out, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert figure to get a bump in minutes and shots.
Dec 12 - 6:01 PM

Head coach Derek Fisher said that J.R. Smith (index finger, left heel) has a better chance at playing than Carmelo Anthony, but remains doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

With both Anthony and Smith being considered doubtful for Friday's game, it's looking like Amare Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert, and Tim Hardaway Jr. will have their hands full. Stoudemire and Hardaway look like quality daily league plays, while Shumpert comes with a bit more risk as he's been slumping lately. Stay tuned.

J.R. Smith (left heel) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Boston.

Smith had x-rays taken on his ailing left heel after Wednesday's game (which he did not play), but they came back negative. With both Carmelo Anthony (knee) and Smith being listed as questionable for Friday, Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. could be in line for heavy minutes. Amare Stoudemire would also likely handle a lot of the responsibilities on the offensive end. Stay tuned.

J.R. Smith is out on Wednesday due to a sore left heel.

The Knicks are really going to need some help against the shorthanded Spurs. Expect to see a lot of Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. tonight while Amare Stoudemire might take 20 shots tonight. Smith can be cut in most leagues.
Dec 10 - 8:07 PM

J.R. Smith was limping before Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

We don't know for sure what's wrong, but just thought it was a good idea to throw this out there. Smith is not an option in fantasy leagues tonight while Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Pablo Prigioni would help sans Swish.
Dec 10 - 6:44 PM

Phil Jackson recently met with J.R. Smith to discuss the need to lead the second unit.

There are several possible jokes to be made here, but hopefully Smith takes the heart-to-heart in earnest going forward. At 4-18, the Knicks are searching for answers they very well may not even have.
Dec 8 - 12:59 PM

J.R. Smith came alive in 25 minutes off the bench vs. Portland, scoring 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting in a losing effort.

Three of Smith's made field goals came from downtown and he added one rebound and one steal, but that's the extent of his fantasy contributions. He's been wildly inconsistent this season and is a dubious source of reliable value while Iman Shumpert (11 points in 23 minutes) is starting and Tim Hardaway Jr. (seven points in 13 minutes) is earning minutes as a reserve swingman.
Dec 7 - 10:50 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Shane Larkin
3Pablo Prigioni
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Cleanthony Early
PF1Amare Stoudemire
2Quincy Acy
3Andrea Bargnani
4Travis Wear
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Jason Smith
3Cole Aldrich