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J.R. Smith | Guard/Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: None
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J.R. Smith played 23 minutes and hit 3-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's win.
This was not quite the line we were expecting from Smith with Carmelo Anthony in street clothes, but even though he didn't shoot it 30 times, he still managed to fill the stat sheet. And we fully expect him to do it again on Wednesday, assuming he plays. Apr 15 - 11:20 PM

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J.R. Smith cooled off on Sunday but still scored 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting in a win vs. the Bulls.

Smith went 5-of-9 from downtown and he's now averaging 24.0 points in five April games. It took him a long time to really heat up this season, and he was nearly un-ownable for the season's first few months, but this serves as a nice reminder of his upside when healthy and given a green light offensively.
Apr 13 - 10:09 PM

J.R. Smith set a franchise record 10 3-pointers against the Heat during a 102-91 loss on Sunday, scoring a total of 32 points with five boards, three assists and two steals on 11-of-28 from the field.

He shot a ridiculous 22 shots from deep, which is the highest total in the history of the NBA, and the Knicks leaned on him a ton today. Smith joined Terrence Ross, Joe Johnson, C.J. Miles, Chandler Parsons and Trevor Ariza as players with 10 3-pointers in a game this season. To put it lightly, he's having himself a nice April. In his three games, Smith averaged 29.3 points, 5.3 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 6.0 triples. Swish is going to help a lot of fantasy owners win titles to this point, but he only has four games left.
Apr 6 - 4:03 PM

J.R. Smith scored a season-high 32 points on 12-of-23 shooting (including eight threes) with three rebounds and one assist in the Knicks' 90-89 home loss to the Wizards on Friday.

Smith is one of the few pieces that can be relied upon in New York and he should be in all lineups.
Apr 4 - 11:23 PM

J.R. Smith knocked down six 3-pointers during Wednesday's easy 110-81 win over the Nets, scoring a total of 24 points with eight boards, six assists and one steal.

He's piping hot right now. In his last five, Smith averaged a whopping 4.6 triples per game to go with 20.4 points, 4.8 boards, 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks. He's gone on runs like this before and his owners should stick with him until he cools off.
Apr 2 - 11:17 PM

J.R. Smith scored 21 points with three 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists and one block to help the Knicks earn a crucial road win vs. the Warriors on Sunday.

The Knicks finish their road trip in Utah on Monday, but after that they'll face seven teams who are currently bound for the playoffs. It's a tough schedule which darkens the Knicks' playoff outlook, but for now they're in a three-way race with the Cavaliers and the eighth-place Hawks, who have lost six straight games and 20 of their past 26.
Mar 30 - 11:58 PM

J.R. Smith started on Wednesday and got hot against the Kings, hitting 10-of-19 shots and a season-high nine 3-pointers for 29 points, four rebounds, four assists and a block in the win.

Smith was clearly feeling it and is getting hot again. He scored just seven and six points last Wednesday and Friday, but has now scored 18, 12 and 29 points with 12 3-pointers on 21-of-40 shooting over his last three games. Get him in your lineup.
Mar 27 - 1:34 AM

J.R. Smith hit just 2-of-10 shots on Friday for six points, three boards, two assists, one steal and two threes in 25 minutes.

The game was out of hand until the end so some guys were rested, but this is more or less in line with his normal workload. Smith has been running at a mid-round level lately so we're inclined to give him a pass tonight. Raymond Felton also saw just 27 minutes and had only seven points, three boards and six assists, but he has picked up the pace and tonight might not be the best game to measure with.
Mar 22 - 12:02 AM

J.R. Smith will start against the Pistons on Monday.

He does play bigger minutes in the starting lineup, but his 34.5 percent from the field in his 15 starts is nowhere near his 41.4 percent from the field off the bench. Smith's move to the starting lineup isn't a big deal for his fantasy value.
Mar 3 - 6:31 PM

J.R. Smith has been moved to the Knicks' starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Heat.

Smith's move to the starting lineup will push Amare Stoudemire to the bench, but shouldn't increase Smith's playing time all that much as he's averaging 39.6 minutes over his last five games. Smith is shooting 37.5 percent from the field during that span, so while he can provide some valuable fantasy production in the 3-pointer category, his owners will need to be able to stomach the damage he does in the field goal percentage category.
Feb 27 - 11:12 AM

J.R. Smith scored 15 points on 7-of-16 shooting during Monday's loss to Dallas.

Smith played 35 minutes off the bench Monday and again assumed his role as agitator as he messed with Vince Carter's headband during play (click the link below for video). For what it's worth, Smith denied the incident after the game, "No, your eyes were playing tricks on you," he said. "You're reaching for that one. I [already] got fined once for that s---." Mike Woodson had expressed his displeasure with Smith's maturity level after January's shoelace incident, so there is a chance this latest stunt could affect Smith's playing time for Thursday's game against the Heat.
Source: ESPN NY
Feb 25 - 9:39 AM

J.R. Smith will move back to the bench for Monday's game.

It's likely just a matchup move and is not necessarily going to stick. His minutes and production are down a little bit off the bench compared to starting, but this switch to the second unit shouldn't affect his output overall.
Feb 24 - 6:02 PM

J.R. Smith will start Friday's game against the Magic.

Iman Shumpert is out roughly two weeks after spraining his MCL on Wednesday night. The Knicks will stick with their small-ball lineup, meaning Smith will start at small forward along with Raymond Felton, Pablo Prigioni, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler. In 11 starts earlier this season, Smith has averaged 14.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.8 3-pointers and 1.2 steals while playing a whopping 37.5 minutes. Get him in all lineups, and know that coach Mike Woodson said Smith could stick as a starter even when Shumpert returns.
Feb 21 - 10:56 AM

J.R. Smith hit 7-of-13 shots and three 3-pointers for 19 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in Wednesday's win.

His face mask wasn't a problem tonight and it sounds like he's heading for the starting lineup after Iman Shumpert suffered a knee injury tonight. Make sure he's not somehow available in your league. He was awful on Tuesday, hitting 2-of-8 shots for four points, but looked a lot more like J.R. Smith tonight.
Feb 20 - 12:21 AM

J.R. Smith played with a mask on his face Tuesday, but hit just 2-of-8 shots for four points, five rebounds and one assist in 35 minutes.

For Smith to play 35 minutes and only get eight shots off, you know he's not comfortable in his mask. He's going to have to wear it for some time though, so he's either going to get used to it and return to form, or it's going to be a long finish to the season for his fantasy owners.
Feb 18 - 11:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Raymond Felton
2Toure Murry
SG1J.R. Smith
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3Shannon Brown
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Iman Shumpert
PF1Amare Stoudemire
2Kenyon Martin
3Andrea Bargnani
C1Tyson Chandler
2Cole Aldrich
3Jeremy Tyler