J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks goes up for a shot against the Washington Wizards during a game at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

WATCH: J.R. Smith Hits Glen Rice Jr. In The Groin; Gets 1-Game Suspension

In the fourth quarter, with the Knicks down double-digits, the shooting guard hit Glen Rice Jr. in the groin. Rice Jr. immediately fell to the ground, though it’s unclear whether the shot was intentional.

11/05/2014

J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket against the Charlotte Hornets during the game on November 2, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Knicks, Pacers Have Discussed J.R. Smith-Chris Copeland Trade

Copeland, a 6-foot-8 small forward, played for the Knicks in 2012-13 before signing a two-year, $6 million contract with the Pacers in July of 2013. He’ll be a free agent at the end of the season.

11/03/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images) shoots against the Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James' homecoming at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Sorry, LeBron! Knicks Bounce Back In Big Way To Spoil James’ Homecoming

Cleveland, after waiting months to celebrate LeBron James’ return with a rip-roaring party, was in a state of shock following a 95-90 loss to the Knicks on Thursday night.

10/31/2014

Kirk Hinrich of the Chicago Bulls drives around J.R. Smith during the first quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Phil Jackson Says Knicks ‘Not Ready For Showtime’ After Opening Night Dud

“Embarrassed? No, I am not embarrassed,” Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said. “We will get better. I believe that.” But it’s not about to get any easier.

10/30/2014

The New York Knicks during open practice at Madison Square Garden on October 26, 2014. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: In Transition Season, Knicks Will Finish Over .500 And Make Playoffs

I’m landing the Knicks at 43-39, getting the eighth and final seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. It will be a good start to the Jackson and Fisher era.

10/29/2014

J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket as Amir Johnson #15 of the Toronto Raptors defends and Quincy Acy #4 of the New York Knicks looks on during their preseason NBA game at the Bell Centre on October 24, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 10 Questions That Will Determine The Knicks’ Success

Here are the 10 things that will determine the Knicks’ success this season, in order of importance.

10/28/2014

J.R. Smith (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Smith: I’m Not Used To Putting The Team Over Myself

“Trying to think about the rest of the team over myself or my scoring is something that I never really had to do before.”

10/24/2014

Knicks guard Pablo Prigioni goes up for a layup during a preseason game against the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 22, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Phil Breaks Down Roster, Says Knicks Athletic Enough To Run Triangle Offense

As far as Phil Jackson is concerned, Carmelo Anthony is the Knicks’ only star, but that doesn’t mean he and his teammates together won’t be able to run the triangle offense efficiently.

10/23/2014

Carmelo Anthony dribbles the ball up the court during the Knicks’ preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on Oct. 14, 2014. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

SEASON PREVIEW: Anthony Has High Hopes For The Jackson-Fisher Knicks

Phil Jackson made two big signings since becoming Knicks president, and Carmelo Anthony seems thrilled with both.

10/21/2014

Cole Aldrich #45 of the New York Knicks shoots against the Boston Celtics during a preseason game at the Mohegan Sun Arena on October 11, 2014 in Uncasville, Connecticut. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Beat Celtics For 1st Preseason Win

Carmelo Anthony scored 16 points and the New York Knicks earned their first victory of the preseason Saturday with a 96-80 win over the Boston Celtics.

10/11/2014

J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks drives against Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics during a preseason game at the XL Center on October 8, 2014 in Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Smith: Getting Used To Triangle Offense Will Take Knicks ‘A Few Months’

“It’s going to take a few months,” Smith said. “Over the course of the year, understanding where everybody is going to be. It’s going to take a while.”

10/09/2014

The New York Knicks huddle during practice at West Point Military Academy on September 30, 2014 in West Point, New York. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: What To Watch For In The Knicks’ Preseason Opener

Can Anthony fit into the triangle? Will he get shots in rhythm in spots where he likes to score? Will the ball move? Will he be willing to move off the ball and cut for easy baskets?

10/08/2014

J.R. Smith (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Smith: ‘I’m On Pace To Be One Of The Best Shooters’ Of All Time

The shooting guard’s latest episode is harmless, although some might find it a tad over the top. The 28-year-old Knick took to Instagram to pat himself on the back and proclaim his greatness.

08/27/2014

J.R. Smith (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Johnny Manziel And 6 Other Athletes Who Need To Grow Up

Johnny Manziel is young, as are most of the players on this list, so there’s still hope that he’ll mature one of these days. Or years.

08/19/2014

J.R. Smith (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Knicks Mulling Trade Options For J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert

The Knicks are expected to have enough cash for a power play in free agency next year. But Phil Jackson could be setting himself up for some moves in the meantime.

07/21/2014

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