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Old 10-16-2013, 11:31 AM   #1
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ďIíve always wanted to start. Everybody knows that. Everybody knows how I feel about that,Ē Smith said after practice in Greenburgh. ďI won the Sixth Man last year, so I felt as though thereís nothing left to prove at the sixth-man spot.

ďBut at the same time, if thatís what my team needs me to do, thatís what Iíll do. If Coach (Mike Woodson) wants me to be a sixth man, Iíll be a sixth man. If he wants me to start, Iíll start. Thatís up to him.Ē

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Old 10-17-2013, 01:26 PM   #2
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Shumpert >
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:16 PM   #3
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Without a doubt jr smith is the best gaurd on the Knicks. Shumpert is the second best, then the felton/beno/prigioni

Jr should start, it would make him more efficient playing off ball and would make the Knicks a better team.

Woodson copying the way George Karl used him shows that the Knicks are wasting time with Woodson no matter what his regular season win % is

Phil Jackson would start jr and shumpert in the backcourt
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:52 AM   #4
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JR is missing the key thing about coming off the bench vs starting, more chances to shoot the rock. Once he is in rhythm he can then blend in with the starters for the rest of the game.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:04 AM   #5
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JR is missing the key thing about coming off the bench vs starting, more chances to shoot the rock. Once he is in rhythm he can then blend in with the starters for the rest of the game.
You are missing the key thing- you don't want him guarded as a primary ball handler/scorer/ creator all the time. If he got the same defensive treatment as shumpert and hardaway you'd get a more efficient player. He'd still get shots; they'd just be better shots
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:36 AM   #6
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Getting all around play out of a guy this talented? Or do you really want him back into a handling/creating role?
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:27 PM   #7
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Now is when it should happen. Continue to start him. Playing jr and Carmelo together that extra 15 mins a game will pay off.
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:57 PM   #8
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He needs to earn it. A couple of good games doesn't erase his immaturity that has cost the team. Every time he's trusted, he lets the team down. Time to grow up or sit down.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:01 PM   #9
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Jr plays starters minutes and usually is in at the end of games, and plays with the starters, so i really dont see the point of this.
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Jr plays starters minutes and usually is in at the end of games, and plays with the starters, so i really dont see the point of this.
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:36 AM   #11
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Jr plays starters minutes and usually is in at the end of games, and plays with the starters, so i really dont see the point of this.
It the extra 10-15 minutes that he isn't put in the 1st option role. If this team had a strong lead gaurd and jr could play the corner it would be ideal, but at the very least w Carmelo he isn't the only option out there
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Right now is the time to start playing jr with Carmelo.
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i say shift THj into the starting lineup...get him some burn
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Three great starters for a triangle. And I think shumpert could become a 4th.
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Is there anybody out there to coach the triangle if Phil won't?
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