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New York Knicks
Position
G
 
Jersey
8
Name  J.R. Smith
Born  9/9/1985
Height  6-6
Weight  220
College  None
12/18/2014 11:42:00 AM
Description: Knicks guard J.R. Smith is expected to miss Thursday's game against Chicago due to a partially torn left plantar fascia.
Insight: It's about his pain tolerance and therefore each day is different, but he's missed the past four games so the level must be pretty high. Tim Hardaway Jr. figures to see around 35 minutes and is a viable fantasy option.
 
12/16/2014 12:17:00 PM
Description: Knicks guard J.R. Smith is questionable for Tuesday's game against Dallas due to a partially torn left plantar fascia.
Insight: Smith didn't practice Monday, so it's likely on the doubtful side of questionable. It's about his pain tolerance and therefore each day is different. he's missed the past three games.
 
12/12/2014 6:13:00 PM
Description: Knicks guard J.R. Smith will not play Friday night.
Insight: Coach Derek Fisher had thought Smith had a better chance to play than Carmelo Anthony, but that is not how it played out. Anthony will play and Smith will not. Consider Smith day-to-day.
 
12/12/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Head coach Derek Fisher thinks Knicks guard J.R. Smith has a better chance to play Friday than Carmelo Anthony, according to Boston Globe beat writer Hary Washburn.
Insight: That's a lot of shots that could be available for a guy like Tim Hardaway Jr. or perhaps Iman Shumpert and Amare Stoudemire.
 
12/10/2014 7:18:00 PM
Description: Knicks guard J.R. Smith will not play Wednesday with a sore heel.
Insight: With Carmelo Anthony already out, Tim Hardaway Jr. will start at small forward.
 
12/4/2014 1:18:00 PM
Description: Knicks guard J.R. Smith (flu-like symptoms) did not play on Tuesday, but is probable for Thursday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Smith's return will take a big bite out of Tim Hardaway Jr.'s fantasy value, however, Smith is still too inconsistent to start on an every day basis.
 
12/2/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Knicks guard J.R. Smith (flu-like symptoms) will not play on Tuesday.
Insight: No surprise here, as Smith was doubtful heading into the night. Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. will see increased minutes.
 
12/2/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been downgraded to doubtful for Tuesday's game against Brooklyn after being sent home from Monday's practice due to his illness.
Insight: Smith (flu-like sypmtoms) could only last six minutes Sunday after getting an IV before the game. He's not produced for fantasy owners this season averaging 9.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 3.4 apg. and should not be started.
 
12/1/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Knicks guard J.R. Smith is questionable for Tuesday's game against Brooklyn due to illness.
Insight: Smith could only last six minutes Sunday after getting an IV before the game. He's not produced for fantasy owners this season averaging 9.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 3.4 apg. and should not be started.
 
11/16/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Knicks guard J.R. Smith scored a season-high 28 points in Sunday's, 109-93, victory over the Nuggets.
Insight: Smith made 10-out-of-16 shots, including two 3-pointers. He also had four rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block.
 
11/5/2014 6:33:00 PM
Description: Knicks guard J.R. Smith is suspended one game due to his shot to Glen Rice Jr.'s groin on Tuesday night.
Insight: Smith will miss Wednesday's game versus the Pistons. With Smith out, Iman Shumpert should be in most fantasy lineups as he has a chance to build upon his 19-point outing from Tuesday. Tim Hardaway Jr. will also see an increase in minutes.
 
Hot10/24/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Knicks guard J.R. Smith told NBC Sports he is struggling to adjust to the triangle offense this preseason.
Insight: That's not what fantasy owners want to hear. Smith is already battling Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. for playing time. Even when he is on the court, he will always be the second option to Carmelo Anthony. Smith can still be a prolific 3-point shooter, but don't expect Derek Fisher to put up with his non-sense as Mike Woodson did.
 
Hot4/6/2014 4:03:00 PM
Description: New York guard J.R. Smith set a team record by hitting ten three-pointers Sunday in a loss to Miami.
Insight: The 24 three-pointers Smith has made over his last three games are an NBA record. He's averaged 29.3 ppg on 47.8 percent shooting during that span.
 
Hot4/2/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith had 24 points, eight rebounds, six assists, six threes and one steal Wednesday against the Nets.
Insight: Smith has scored double-digit points in 21 of his last 23 games and averaged 18.9 points and 3.7 treys over his last seven.
 
2/17/2014 7:17:00 PM
Description: New York guard J.R. Smith (fractured cheekbone) said Monday that he'll play Tuesday against the Grizzlies, according to Al Iannazzone of Newsday.
Insight: Smith suffered a fractured cheekbone on Feb. 9 and sat out Wednesday because he was uncomfortable with his protective mask. Smith said no adjustments were made to the mask so he may have some issues with it when he returns to the court Tuesday.
 
2/12/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: New York guard J.R. Smith (fractured cheekbone) will not play Wednesday, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Insight: Smith said he's not comfortable with the protective mask he has to wear and will need it to be refitted. The guard suffered a fractured cheekbone during Sunday's game.
 
2/12/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: New York guard J.R. Smith (fractured cheekbone) will be a game-time decision Wednesday against Sacramento.
Insight: Smith suffered the injury Sunday and will wear a mask if he plays. The guard has turned his season around with an average of 16.2 ppg (2.4 3pg) on 46.4 percent shooting his last 15 games.
 
2/11/2014 1:08:00 PM
Description: New York guard J.R. Smith suffered a fracture cheekbone in Sunday's game with Oklahoma City, but is probable for Wednesday's game against Sacramento.
Insight: Smith will have to wear a mask. Until Sunday's 7-point output, Smith had hit double-digits in 12 consecutive games.
 
Hot2/3/2014 11:57:00 PM
Description: New York guard J.R. Smith scored a season-high 30 points Monday against the Bucks.
Insight: Smith is in the midst of his best stretch of the season, producing double-digit points in 12 straight games and shooting over 47 percent from the field in that span.
 
Hot1/30/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Knicks guard J.R. Smith hit 8-of-16 from the field and scored 19 points with four rebounds, two assists, two threes, one steal and one block over 35 minutes Thursday against Cleveland.
Insight: Smith started with Iman Shumpert out with a shoulder injury. He has made 46.1 percent from the field and 45.8 percent from 3-point range over his last 10 games.
 

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