Why the hell did this happen? Not only is he continuing to kill this team with his selfish, moronic and inefficient play but now, thanks to his brother, he is taking up TWO roster spots for this? And a starting position? HOW THE HELL DID THIS HAPPEN?
After tonight's glorious game, going 3-18 and 1-9 from 3, JR Smith is now shooting .226 from the field on 13.3 FGA, .269 from 3 on 6.5 3PTA and .615 from the line on 3.3 FTA. He's also playing his usual horrendous form of defense, mainly that off ball D of losing his man often, switching at the first chance and just in general sagging off his man to the point where he's defending nothing and no one. He came back and went 1-9 with 4 TOs... and got PROMOTED. The last three games he's playing 36 MPG and has shot 11-44 from the field and 6-21 from 3.
The best part of this is how awful he was in the playoffs. What part in those playoffs, between the elbow, the pictures of him clubbing late the night before games and him shooting 29% vs the Pacers did the Knicks brass sit down and say, you know what? We really need to bring this guy back, he's obviously vital to our success and goal of winning a championship. Not only do we need him, but we need his brother, Chris Smith.
The team has 8 guards on the roster. EIGHT. What team needs eight guards? The team currently has one healthy capable center, two PFs who can't play more than 10 MPG and they're carrying eight guards. The team is talking about trading their most and only truly valuable asset for a big man, and they're carrying EIGHT GUARDS. Cut Chris Smith, sign Barron/Udoh/anyFAbigman until Jeremy Tyler is ready to play. Problem solved.
On Shumpert, he's available because of our new surplus at SG. Because we drafted Timmy Hardaway Jr, knowing we already had Shump and JR. Shumpert, whose growth is being stunted by his limited offensive role thanks to having JR out there chucking.
How great would it be right now if we didn't resign JR Smith? Shump and Hardaway Jr. holding down the SG position... growing each game and developing how young players are supposed to develop... Chris Smith not on the roster...
And Woodson loves him for it all.
Had to rant, sorry everyone lol.