J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes for the jam against the New York Knicks on February 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Phil Jackson Rips Knicks After ‘Heartburn’-Inducing Loss

Sunday’s defeat to the Cavs was made even more embarrassing by a vicious alley-oop from Shumpert to Smith. Somebody get P-Jax an antacid — ASAP.

02/23/2015

Cleveland's Iman Shumpert shoots against the Knicks on Feb. 22, 2015. (credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert Help Cavaliers Clobber Knicks

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 18 points, J.R. Smith had 17 and hooked up with Iman Shumpert on a dazzling dunk in their return to the New York, and the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the Knicks 101-83 on Sunday.

02/23/2015

J.R. Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers walks to the bench during a time-out against the Houston Rockets during the first half of their game on January 7, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

J.R. Smith On Knicks: Everyone Was ‘Walking On Eggshells’

“Everybody in the building was pretty much walking on eggshells, so it’s kind of hard to prosper that way, especially when you’re not accustomed to it.”

01/08/2015

J.R. Smith (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert Thank Knicks On Instagram

Smith was the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2013, but has battled injuries to his heel this season, along with his usual struggles with shot selection and focus off the court.

01/06/2015

A view of Madison Square Garden before fans are admitted to the arena. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Dolan’s Knicks Are The Biggest Ripoff In Sports

It is fitting that the pro basketball team that calls Manhattan its home is as overpriced as the city itself. Sell your tickets, Knicks fans. Sell them quickly.

01/06/2015

Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith inactive against the Sacramento Kings on December 27, 2014 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks’ Cleansing Continues In Trade They Had To Make

The Knicks now have millions more in cap space. Phil Jackson could screw it all up by signing the wrong players, but he is giving himself the opportunity to build a team the way he wants.

01/06/2015

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Boomer & Carton: Phil Jackson ‘Wakes From His Slumber’ And Makes Some Moves

Boomer has been calling for a culture change with regards to the Knicks for a long time, so he was thrilled to see J.R. Smith go…

WFAN–01/06/2015

J.R. Smith (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Knicks Trade Guards J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert To Cavaliers

The Cavaliers have traded guard Dion Waiters to Oklahoma City and acquired guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert from the rebuilding New York Knicks in a three-team trade.

01/05/2015

The New York Knicks during the game against the Phoenix Suns on December 20, 2014 at Madison Square Garden (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Santa Schmeelk Hands Out His Annual Christmas Gifts To The Knicks

As the annual tradition goes, Santa Schmeelk is coming to town and presenting the Knicks with some gifts to help them get through this usually joyous, but now painful time of year.

12/24/2014

J.R. Smith (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Should Trade J.R. Smith For Anything With A Pulse

The Knicks should be jumping at a chance to trade him for anything with a pulse (or not) that has an expiring contract this season.

12/23/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

7 Local Athletes Who Haven’t Been Themselves This Season

There’s usually at least one underperformer on every team, whether it’s because he’s failed to live up to the hype, regressed or just been going through a rough patch. Here are seven from the local teams.

12/10/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Are Bordering On Irrelevance, But They Must Resist Panic Moves

Things are bad, and usually these types of circumstances prompt James Dolan to swoop in and do something ill-conceived.

12/04/2014

J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks takes a shot against the Dallas Mavericks on November 26, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Shooting Guard Has Become A Black Hole For Knicks

The Knicks’ shooting-guard position was supposed to be a strength this year, but so far it has been an absolute disaster.

12/02/2014

Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and nine rebounds in the Knicks' 109-93 win over Denver on Nov. 16, 2014. (credit: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith Help Knicks Snap 7-Game Skid

Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith each scored 28 points to help the New York Knicks snap a seven-game losing streak with a 109-93 win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.

11/17/2014

J.R. Smith puts up a three-pointer in the closing seconds against the Orlando Magic on November 12, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Smith Insists He Took ‘Right Shot’ At Buzzer In Loss To Magic

The ball never got to Carmelo Anthony, who appeared to be calling for it. “If I forced it into him, what kind of shot will he really have — a turnaround, fadeaway?” Smith said.

11/13/2014

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