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We’re not breaking any news when we tell you that, to many NBA observers, J.R. Smith is a talented but erratic scorer whose behavior can leave coaches, GMs and team presidents pulling their hair out. Viewed in that context, Smith's 2013-14 season with the Knicks may have been his defining campaign. It began with an offseason knee surgery that was timed, by Smith's own admission, to allow him to capitalize on his free agency. It continued with a five-game suspension for a violation of the NBA's banned substance policy.
By most measures, Andrea Bargnani's season with the Knicks last year was a forgettable one. New York’s offense was 6.8 points better (per 100 possessions) when Bargnani was on the bench. On defense, the Knicks allowed one fewer point per 100 possessions when Bargnani was off the court. And then there’s this: The Knicks went 15-27 before Bargnani went down with an elbow injury and finished the season 21-18 after he got hurt. It's unfair to put that all on Bargnani, but it doesn't reflect well on the former No.
Free agent Dahntay Jones is expected to work out for the Knicks this week as the shooting guard/small forward attempts to make a comeback after sitting out last season due to injury.
LAS VEGAS -- At this time last season, New York Knicks point guard Shane Larkin was on the sidelines due to an ankle injury. The surgery required forced the then-Dallas Mavericks guard to miss his opportunity at NBA basketball in the Las Vegas Summer League. A year has passed, and Larkin is now a part of the Knicks. Larkin was acquired in the Tyson Chandler-Raymond Felton trade in late June. Shortly after the trade was announced, Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin spoke to the New York Post about the trade.
The Knicks still may shop at K-Mart this summer. According to an NBA source, Kenyon Martin, a free agent, went through with his offseason left ankle surgery and is on...
At this time last season, Shane Larkin was coming off of a strong run to finish his college career and looking forward to making his mark in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks. “Going into the draft last year, I had a lot of steam coming off the ACC tournament. I was playing really well. I was really confident in myself,” the former University of Miami standout said on Friday. But Larkin was derailed by an ankle injury in the Mavs’ final practice before the start of the NBA Summer League.
Injured New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler talks to the media about his injury and gives his advice on what the Knicks should do while he is absent from the roster.
Mike Francesa is joined by Knicks radio analyst Brendan Brown to break down the Knicks' injury woes and struggling defense.