J.R. Smith News Archive
Smith (knee) sat out contact drills in Wednesday's practice, but is fully expected to suit up for Thursday's tilt against the Nets, Newsday reports.
Smith rested during Tuesday's practice, the Bergen Record reports.
Smith's surgically repaired left knee is still bothering him, ESPN New York reports.
Smith had 21 points (8-19 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 1-1 FT) with five rebounds in the overtime loss to the Pacers on Wednesday. He played 38 minutes.
Smith had 18 points (7-15 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with one rebound, two assists and one steal in 34 minutes off the bench Tuesday against the Pistons.
Smith will come off the bench Tuesday, the Knicks' official site reports.
Smith's status as a starter is still unclear and dependent upon a decision from coach Mike Woodson on Tuesday, ESPN reports.
Smith may have lose his role as the Knicks' starting shooting guard, the New York Post reports. After Saturday's game, coach Mike Woodson said that he would have to "reevaluate" Smith as a starter.
Smith was just 3-of-18 from the field (1-of-9 on 3-pointers) on his way to seven points in 36 minutes in the loss to the Hawks on Saturday.
Smith scored 15 points to go with eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, and one block in 39 minutes of action Thursday against the Rockets.