Sam SpiegelmanIs the former Sixth Man of the Year heading to the starting lineup?
Hours before Derek Fisher is set to be introduced as the next head coach of the New York Knicks, J.R. Smith tweeted “no more bench for me.”
— JR Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) June 10, 2014
Smith started 37 games last season with the Knicks, the most in his time in New York and the most since he was a rookie with New Orleans. He started one game in two seasons during his previous two seasons with the Knicks.
As a starter last season, he averaged more than 16 points per game with a 42 percent shooting percentage, plus a 40-percent mark from downtown.
As a reserve, Smith averaged about 12 points per game, shooting about 41 percent from the floor and a 37-percent mark from 3-point land.
You could consider this as Fish’s first decision as head coach.