J.R. Smith

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.


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.


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.


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.”


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?


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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.


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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.


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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.


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J.R. Smith: I ‘Wouldn’t Blame’ Phil Jackson If He Traded Me Last Season

“The way I was playing, I was playing like a person who didn’t want to be there; not looking as focused as a person should be in that situation that we were, in the trenches. I wouldn’t blame them at all.”


Carmelo Anthony #7 and J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks celebrate during the game against the Washington Wizards on December 16, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Smith: If Carmelo Signs With Heat, I’ll Stop Talking To Him

On Saturday, a Twitter user asked Knicks guard J.R. Smith if he would continue talking to Anthony if his teammate signed with Miami. Smith didn’t mince words.


Carmelo Anthony in the locker room before the New York Knicks' loss to the Miami Heat on April 6, 2014 at American Airlines Arena. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks’ Playoff Hopes On Life Support With 4 Games Remaining

After a brutal start to the season, the Knicks battled all the way back to grab a slim lead over the Hawks for the eighth and final playoff spot. And just like that, it’s gone.


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Boomer & Carton: J.R. Smith Is Playing Well And Tweeting Away

Before sharing the social network footprints left by Smith, Craig declared that the guard should be a Knick for life…


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Schmeelk: Knicks’ J.R. Smith Has Turned His Awful Year Around

Smith has played well in 2014, and his improved play is one of the reasons the Knicks are two games over .500 since the calendar flipped to 2014.


Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks handles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during a game at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Rout Nets 110-81, Move Into 8th In East

J.R. Smith had 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Carmelo Anthony added 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the New York Knicks beat the city rival Brooklyn Nets 110-81 Wednesday night to extend a late-season playoff push.


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Phil Jackson On WFAN: Knicks Need Mental, Spiritual Makeover

There’s a reason they call him the Zen Master. Jackson knows his No. 1 priority is to put a winning product on the court. To that end, he plans on molding the mental state of his players.