JR Smith tweets ‘no more bench for me’

Sam Spiegelman

Is 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.”

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.




85 comments
Kvdaone
Kvdaone

could this statement possibly mean Melo is gone???

Vaughn Allen
Vaughn Allen

JR SMITH should have played the ROLE of BISHOP in "Juice"


....O' wait he plays Bishop in Real Life. #@$%


#ShutUPandPlay



theking
theking

kobe to the knicks???

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Hearing only 3 yrs of Fisher's contract is guaranteed on ESPN.

Paul Thomas Mannino
Paul Thomas Mannino

Fish doesn't seem like the kind of person who can be bullied by a strong personality. Being a teammate with Kobe for so long (and Kobe loving him) leads me to believe that he has the social IQ to deal with egomaniacs. JR is no Kobe (but he probably thinks he is in his "mind").

rgm891
rgm891

2015 free agency is going to be amazing.

brookdon
brookdon

I missed the beginning...Did be say anything about what he wants to do defensively?

theking
theking

fisher just gained more respect from me ..

rgm891
rgm891

Phil and dfish know melo future. Haha all smiles.

lobcity1
lobcity1

Phil finally got a question for Steve Mills lol

theking
theking

good thing we have a coach that was a player who the star players like unlike the the other coach candidate who upset the star and got punched in the eye

lobcity1
lobcity1

Phil taking shots at Woodson lol

lobcity1
lobcity1

Fish told the Lakers, 


If you're not giving up what Dolan is paying me then its no point of talking,

rgm891
rgm891

Phil wants to punch berman in the face lmao

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

God forbid but Phil does not look like he feels too good. I hope it's just the lighting.

theking
theking

to start this season when they had a bunch of the top players in a video collage they had phil Jackson and melo side by side like phil was coaching him .. I wish I could find the video

rgm891
rgm891

Dfish is the absolute man. Nothing else needs to be stated.

theking
theking

he only averaged 3 assist? wow I thought it was more then that but I guess pgs in the triangle don't get much assist

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Who said we had to beg Fisher?...didn't sound like it at all.

theking
theking

phil looked upset when asked about the picks and melo "not this shid again" lol

theking
theking

everything he is saying sounds genuine ... seems that way to me because he is not reading off a card or anything so im assuming that he means this

theking
theking

lmaooooo he says ah after every sentence anyone else notice that?

lobcity1
lobcity1

@knickfan2 

I think it's a good question. Just bc your HC has rings it doesn't mean he's a good coach for you.

lobcity1
lobcity1

@knicksgirl35 

I was thinking the same. I asked myself, Did Dolan do a health check on Phil before he hired him bc he doesn't look good.

lobcity1
lobcity1

@theking 

I was trying to ignore it but now its hard to ignore. lol

brookdon
brookdon

I really think he does. He can't accept his own limitations.

lobcity1
lobcity1

@theking @lobcity 

Not solely Woodson but he's part of the group of coaches Phil was taking shots at. He likes that Fish is current with the NBA, players, era and not still praising the Red Holzman, etc that Woodson loves to preach about. That era of Basketball is dead.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@SheSaidSpikeWho He does look like a regular Village guy. It's very appealing.  lol

theking
theking

@lobcity @theking  lol I was trying to as well but now I cant lmaoo Im not even paying attention just hearing ahh

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@Sandro Guedes @thatsagoodpoint @theking I don't think Phil matched the offer. He added a 4th year and that's it. I'm also sure Phil had people in his corner telling him what is a fair offer and what isn't. Whether Kerr was his true first choice or not...who knows. He contacted Kerr first so it would seem Kerr was the first choice.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@knicksgirl35 Fish and Phil are two smooth men in their own distinct way.