Joakim Noah had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists for his fifth career triple-double, leading the streaking Chicago Bulls to a 109-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday.
From J.R. Smith being suspended to start the season to Raymond Felton now facing gun charges, the Knicks are on pace for the biggest one-year free fall in franchise history.
“No, your eyes were playing tricks on you,” he said with a laugh after the game. “You’re reaching for that one. I (already) got fined once for that s—.”
Anthony scored a career-high 62 points to break the franchise and current Madison Square Garden records, and the Knicks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 125-96 on Friday night to stop a five-game losing streak.
This whole episode is simply another perfect example of how chaotic and disorganized the Knicks’ management structure is. Nothing is ever handled the right way.
“I stopped being surprised after the Miami game,” Smith said. “I haven’t the slightest clue … If I’m not helping the team, there’s no point in me being here.”
Knicks guard J.R. Smith says there was no indication he’d be benched in Thursday’s 102-92 win over Miami. “That’s the most misleading part of it,” he said.
It’s amazing what happens when J.R. Smith doesn’t play. It’s nowhere near that simple, of course. But it was a very significant change in direction for the Knicks on Friday night.
Boomer and Craig got this Friday thing going with some Knicks talk, covering both the action on the floor as well as the life and times of JR Smith, as the reigning Sixth Man of the Year was benched by head coach Mike Woodson.
The situation has become untenable. According to a report, the Knicks started looking into trading troublesome guard J.R. Smith as much as two weeks ago.
Smith was caught untying Dallas forward Shawn Marion’s sneaker Sunday. The NBA said that he received a warning from the league Tuesday and then “attempted to repeat the action” against Detroit.
The NBA could slap Smith with some form of punishment for untying Shawn Marion’s shoe during a Mavericks free-throw attempt on Sunday, according to the New York Post.
New York’s coach has to decide whether it’s more important to win basketball games or give playing time to the players with the biggest contracts. The decision is really that simple.
Smith’s hijinks occurred during a free-throw attempt by Dirk Nowitski, when he was subbed in with 2:08 left in the first half and promptly bent over to yank on the laces of Shawn Marion.
The 28-year-old insisted all was good despite an Instagram post earlier this week that was either a knock at the Knicks or a case of really bad timing. “I don’t have no problems with anybody,” Smith said.