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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 was awful on Wednesday against the Wolves with three points and four assists in 13 minutes.
He played horrible defense all night and Smith is not earning his playing time. He's done very little to get the attention of fantasy owners in standard leagues. Nov 20 - 1:26 AM

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The Knicks lost to the visiting Bucks on Tuesday, with J.R. Smith contributing only nine points (3-of-12 shooting), one rebound, three assists, two steals and one block.

Smith scored 28 points in an expanded role with Iman Shumpert out on Sunday, but he's only scored double-digit points in consecutive games once this season and has been too unreliable for use in most 12-team fantasy leagues. He logged 34 minutes in another start on Tuesday and a sustained starting gig could change the equation, so keep an eye on his role over the next week.
Nov 18 - 10:42 PM

Derek Fisher credited J.R. Smith for extra work before Sunday's win over the Nuggets.

'For J.R. today, it started yesterday,’’ Fisher said. "He had a workout after practice for 10 minutes that was as intense, as hard as an individual player can work in a shooting session that raised his level of intensity and pace of the game today." Smith had 28 points, four rebounds and four assists in what was easily his best game of the season.
Nov 17 - 10:19 AM

J.R. Smith had a solid outing on Sunday, scoring 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting to go along with four rebounds, four assists, two steals, two 3-pointers, one block and five turnovers as the Knicks topped the Nuggets.

Smith was solid on Sunday, but he’s currently averaging 9.6 points, 3.7 assists, and 0.9 three-pointers per game over 26 minutes of action. He got some extended run today with Iman Shumpert (hip) sidelined, but it’s looking like it’ll take injuries to force head coach Derek Fisher to give the defensively challenged Smith consistent minutes. Smith should continue to have some short-term value as long as Shump is unable to go, but he’s not a must-add player in standard leagues.
Nov 16 - 3:35 PM

J.R. Smith will draw the start in place of Iman Shumpert (hip) on Sunday vs. Denver.

He could see a lot of minutes against Denver with Shump out, while Tim Hardaway will also likely see a lot of minutes off of the bench. Shumpert is not expected to miss much time so Smith and Hardaway should only be considered for owners in need of short-term value, or as a daily plug-and-play.
Nov 16 - 11:26 AM

J.R. Smith scored nine points on 4-of-7 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 21 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Iman Shumpert left with a hip injury and if he's going to miss any time it's possible that Derek Fisher turns to Smith, but there were some in the New York press that thought he may have been benched for bad defense. He and Tim Hardaway (16 minutes, three points, 1-of-6 FGs) should be watched, with Smith having a clear edge on the fantasy-deficient Hardaway and neither are close to being must-add players.
Nov 15 - 12:39 AM

J.R. Smith hit 6-of-16 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 19 points, four rebounds and three assists on Wednesday.

Smith was decent tonight and probably benefitted from Tim Hardaway's demotion back to the bench. He's going to be inconsistent, but much like Gerald Green of the Suns, can get loose for a big night at the drop of a hat. He's a borderline player to own at this point, but tonight was at least promising.
Nov 13 - 12:06 AM

J.R. Smith returned from his one-game suspension on Friday with eight points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and four turnovers.

He hasn't been great this year with only one positive outing, coming in with averages of 7.5 points, 1.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.5 treys. Smith isn't worth owning in most leagues.
Nov 8 - 1:17 AM

J.R. Smith has been suspended one game for his shot to Glen Rice Jr.'s groin on Tuesday night.

That means he won't be playing against the Pistons tonight and will return to face the Nets in Brooklyn on Friday. With Smith out, Iman Shumpert should get a better chance to build off his 19-point outing. Tim Hardaway Jr. should also get a handful of more minutes. Smith isn't worth owning in most leagues while Shumpert is worth a look as a spot-start tonight.
Nov 5 - 3:06 PM

J.R. Smith could be in trouble with the NBA after he was caught on video whacking Glen Rice Jr. in the groin during the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game.

No punishment has been passed down yet, but Smith's status for Wednesday's game could be in doubt if the league office decides to take action. Smith has struggles with the triangle offense early on, and is not a reliable option in standard leagues. Check back for updates before Wednesday's game and if Smith is out, expect to see more Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr.
Nov 5 - 9:32 AM

J.R. Smith (back) is good to go for Sunday's game against the Hornets.

He had a tweak to his back on Thursday and was able to return. Smith had his best game in the triangle offense and had a rare seven-assist game, so maybe things are looking up for him. However, he's still not an option in standard leagues.
Nov 1 - 2:47 PM

J.R. Smith battled through a back injury against the Cavs on Thursday, finishing with 11 points, one rebound, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer on 5-of-10 from the field.

He only had two games with seven or more assists last season, so the dimes are a big surprises. Smith has been dealing with a back issue for basically the past month and it's something he might have to endure throughout the season. He's a low-end fantasy option.
Oct 31 - 12:39 AM

J.R. Smith tweaked his back against the Cavs and returned to the game

He has dealt with back issues for much of the preseason and this might linger during the season. Smith is behind in learning the triangle offense, so his owners will have to be patient.
Oct 30 - 8:44 PM

J.R. Smith came off the Knicks' bench on Wednesday, scoring six points on 2-of-8 shooting with one rebound and three assists.

Smith also posted a +/- rating of -22 in just 22 minutes. The former Sixth-Man of the Year has admitted that he feels lost in the Knicks' new triangle offense and that was evident tonight, but in fairness he was limited by back spasms throughout the preseason. With increased competition at SG this year, there's no reason to touch J.R. unless you're in dire need of scoring and 3-pointers.
Oct 30 - 1:49 AM

J.R. Smith said that he doesn't know when to shoot in the triangle offense.

"[I'm] Thinking too much," Smith said. "It’s just not [being] really sure where my shots come at. I don’t want to take it early, but I’m getting good looks early. Just got to keep running the offense and trust the offense. Hopefully it will come." Smith ended his forgettable preseason by going 1-of-11 from the field, and he has made numerous comments about struggling to adjust his game to the triangle offense. He'll likely eventually get things turned around, but there will be many poor showings to start off the year.
Oct 26 - 11:22 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jose Calderon
2Pablo Prigioni
3Shane Larkin
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Cleanthony Early
PF1Jason Smith
2Amare Stoudemire
3Quincy Acy
4Andrea Bargnani
5Travis Wear
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Cole Aldrich