Quotes: Anthony, Smith and Woodson after the loss to the Bobcats

“He’s producing at a high level right now and we just want to keep that going with him.”

-Carmelo Anthony on the resurgence of Amare Stoudemire

“If I’m not helping the team, there’s no point in me being here.”

-J.R. Smith on his frustration in not playing tonight

“I’m not even commenting on J.R. I just didn’t play him tonight. I just didn’t play him.”

-Mike Woodson on the benching of J.R. Smith




22 comments
SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Honestly, I just hope all this nonsense doesn't take a toll on the team morale. I would really like to beat Indiana.

onewhoknix
onewhoknix

Funny how I seem to be the only Udrih supporter around here. Everyone goes out of their way to say he sucks but I would rather him running the point and Felton backing him up...

They both suck at defense so that's a wash. They both can penetrate except Udrih is craftier with the ball because he can hit you with the pull up (better jumper in general) or keep drawing defenders with a dish. Udrih has been more turnover prone but he also has barely gotten any burn. Felton has about 100 more games in his system playing with these guys than Udrih does so he has more chemistry. Start grooming Udrih as the starter as soon as his knee is fully healed. We just aren't going to guard opposing PGs this year and we gotta accept that.

buddhabing
buddhabing

JR to the Lakers for Chris Kaman. At this point don't think you'll be able to get much for JR. Kaman is a serviceable big man who would be a nice back up center. He's not getting much playing time with Lakers. I would do it just to get the JR circus out of town.

zebeto
zebeto

Jr / Chandler and 2018 1st rounder for RONDO ????  oh please , i could only hope !

zippo
zippo

friend told me heard so take with grain of salt I have Tyson jr and maybe 1st rounder for kevin love

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

JR Smith & Cole Aldrich for Mbah-Moute, Turiaf, and two 2nd-rounders from Minnesota.  Love to get Dieng, but that might take a 1st-rounder.

Josh Gabriel
Josh Gabriel

JR Smith seems gone to me. Don't know how, but today is the day he officially can get traded. 

dagawd
dagawd

Jr got on Dolan's bad side


Look up the article, it's from a few days ago mayb a week ago


Bye Bye Jr, dolan will include a first rnder to get rid of Jr.

dagawd
dagawd

Just in case u Missed it.


J.R. Smith was a DNP-CD in the New York Knicks' loss at the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday.

Smith had played 25 minutes on Monday and 27 on Saturday.

"For [the shoelcace incident] to be the trigger point for all this to happen is ridiculous," said Smith.


Smith wasn't told in advance by Mike Woodson that he wouldn't play in Tuesday's game.

"Communication from my end is over," said Smith.

Smith said he is "trying to fix" the issues, but is unclear what he has to fix.

Smith also said that he is trying "figure out what I can do to help the team. If I’m not helping the team, there’s no point in me being here.”

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

“I’m not even commenting on J.R. I just didn’t play him tonight. I just didn’t play him.”

Maybe the decision to bench JR came from above and Woody just avoided saying anything.

rgm891
rgm891

We have a nice test of games coming up. Pacers clippers nets. Should be an interesting few games

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

Nice to see Amar'e getting the touch back on his jumper. He is starting to expand his offensive game. His defense and rebounding has improved too, aside from tonight. Just a poor team defensive effort all around.

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

They played really lazy ball today. No energy on D. Poor spacing and very little movement off the ball. Settling for too many long jumpers. This team can't afford to give up games like this. They dug too deep a hole for themselves.

prince
prince

I wish we could work a JR Smith for Kyle Lowry trade, that would be beautiful

zebeto
zebeto

@buddhabing with the way the Lakers are kinda implodding ,,,i would suspect that they are the most likely trading partner .........I would much perfer Gasol over Kaman, though.
..

...jr/tyson for Gasol ...................Knicks free up $$$ 1 yr in advance of 2015.


..idealy it would be bargs/jr for Gasol though .

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@zippo But they have Peckovic or however you spell his name. He's averaging about 18 and 9.

Josh Gabriel
Josh Gabriel

Maybe some sort of 3 way with Denver, and the Bucks. Miller to Knicks, Gary Neal to Nuggets, JR to Bucks. 

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

Yes it would. But the Toronto GM can't be that dumb.

Tikki
Tikki

@Josh Gabriel It's hard to come up with trade partners for the Knicks, because it's hard to come up with any incentive for a team to take on JR. In theory, any trade should improve a team's existing roster, cap flexibility, or asset stash.  

With JR's current market label as a "liability", I can only see JR traded if the Knicks include some other asset (e.g. a 1st-rounder).  And if the Knicks give up one of those picks, I hope the Knicks get something of good value back.

Tikki
Tikki

@Buck50 

I just meant with tonight's benching . . . it didn't seem to follow any type of misconduct/misbehavior on JR's part.  And JR has seemed particularly focused following his previous benching.  That, coupled with Woody's tight-lipped responses and JR's unrestrained commentary (no PR guidelines from MSG?) makes it seem like JR may be on the outside of Dolan's "circle of trust".  

But I may be reaching.  I gotta admit, I'm a sucker for a good MSG conspiracy theory.