J.R. Smith will start in place of Iman Shumpert on Friday night, Mike Woodson said.
Woodson also noted that Amar’e Stoudemire and Beno Udrih will be part of the rotation against the Magic.
Harris DeckerI’ll ask this question again and again. Why is Beno Udrih getting the minutes instead of Toure Murry? Murry is 2 inches taller than Udrih and seems more likely to crossover and fill in at the 1 or the 2 in Shumperts absence. I’d really like to see more Murry and less Beno but I guess we can let Udrih play himself out of the lineup soon enough.