J.R. Smith News Archive
Smith scored 18 points (6-16 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding four rebounds, six assists, and three steals in 37 minutes Monday.
Smith is "laboring" through issues that are afflicting his surgically-repaired left knee, which has resulted in complaints about the soreness this season, according to coach Mike Woodson, ESPN New York reports.
Smith started for the fourth time this season, but only had two points (1-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and four assists in 24 minutes in the win over the Hawks on Saturday.
Smith will get the start Saturday alongside Pablo Prigioni and Iman Shumpert in a three-guard lineup Saturday, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Smith may not be 100 percent healthy at any point this season, ESPN New York reports. "I still don't think he's 100 percent," said Knicks coach Mike Woodson. "Don't know if he'll ever be this season based on the surgery he had. I've still got to be patient with him."
Smith scored 17 points (6-11 FG, 5-9 3Pt) with six boards in 28 minutes of the blowout win over Orlando on Friday.
Smith will play in Thursday's game against the Nets, Newsday's Rod Boone reports.
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.