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News-Herald Feb 23, 2015

J.R. Smith's personal evolution continues with Cleveland Cavaliers

J.R. Smith was the wild card in the Jan. 5 trade with the New York Knicks.The Cavaliers were aware of his scoring ability. But they were also cognizant of his on- and off-the-court antics.However, the 10-year veteran has far exceeded his expectations since coming to the team. Smith has provided what the Cavaliers had been lacking all season at shooting guard: A catch-and-shoot player who can score points in bunches.
Plain Dealer Feb 23, 2015

Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith accentuate why LeBron James believes in the Cavaliers

LeBron James, now the NBA's 22nd all-time leading scorer, was excited about the Iman Shumpert-J.R. Smith alley-oop and humbled by his passing of Allen Iverson.
Chronicle-Telegram Feb 23, 2015

Former Knicks have fun against their old team, help Cavaliers roll to 16th win in last 18 games

NEW YORK — LeBron James was sitting comfortably on the bench and figured on staying there. Then J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert punctuated their return to New York with an alley-oop that demanded he stand. “That was beautiful, that was special,” James said. “I was planning on not getting up too many times off the Read More...The post Former Knicks have fun against their old team, help Cavaliers roll to 16th win in last 18 games appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain...
New York Daily News Feb 22, 2015
Knicks Insider: J.R. Smith keeps Carmelo Anthony company

Knicks Insider: J.R. Smith keeps Carmelo Anthony company

J.R. Smith spent part of his Saturday night off in New York cheering up an old friend.
New York Post Feb 22, 2015

Why J.R. Smith and Shumpert had to leave NY for happiness

J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert came out for their postgame press conference and stood side-by-side following the Cavaliers’ 101-83 blowout win over the Knicks on Sunday afternoon at the Garden....
Plain Dealer Feb 22, 2015

J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert punctuate Madison Square Garden return with alley-oop

J.R. Smith's double-pump, reverse alley-oop in his Madison Square Garden return was a sight to see.

J.R., Shump dazzle in Garden return

NEW YORK –- Iman Shumpert was back at Madison Square Garden with his trademark hair standing a tad higher than before, which was already skyscraper-like to begin with. The only thing bigger than Shumpert's hair was the Broadway-sized smile on his face after connecting with J.R. Smith on an alley-oop that absolutely lit up Madison Square Garden during the Cavaliers' 101-83 victory over the Knicks. The two former Knicks shipped to Cleveland last month returned to MSG with their new team and could not be happier with their situation as evidenced by their celebration near midcourt after...
New York Post Feb 22, 2015

Smith, Shumpert stick it to Knicks in return to Garden

J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert came back, saw and conquered. There had been an avalanche of highlight moments for LeBron James’ Cavaliers through three quarters at the Garden, but none...
New York Daily News Feb 22, 2015
J.R., Shumpert help Cavs beat up on Knicks in MSG return

J.R., Shumpert help Cavs beat up on Knicks in MSG return

J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert weren't on the positive side of too many of these Garden variety blowouts this season.
New York Post Feb 21, 2015

Knicks struggle to diagnose J.R. Smith’s Cavs hot streak

The Knicks are looking forward to seeing ex-teammates J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert when they host the Cavaliers on Sunday. But as for why Smith is playing better now than...

Prepare for triumphant return of J.R. Smith

NEW YORK -- New York Knicks president Phil Jackson couldn’t wait to get rid of J.R. Smith. Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt can’t live without him. “J.R. Smith has been a dream for us, as a team and for me personally,” Blatt said on Saturday afternoon. “I love the guy. I love coaching him. He comes to work every single day, he’s a great teammate, he’s playing both ends of the court for us consistently.
New York Post Feb 21, 2015

J.R. Smith sounds off — with a warning — about Knicks’ triangle

J.R. Smith is thrilled to be back at the Garden on Sunday to face the Knicks because he will be defending the triangle offense, not trying to play in it....
Plain Dealer Feb 19, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith has 'let it fly' since he was 3, thanks to his dad, Earl

J.R. Smith's "let-it-fly" mentality was deeply embedded at an early age, thanks to his father, Earl.

Calderon, Bargnani the next Knicks to go?

On Monday, Amar'e Stoudemire became the latest veteran to leave the New York Knicks this season, joining J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert. And according t...

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