The Knicks are nine games under .500 with no idea how to crawl out of the miserable slump they’ve been in.
J.R. Smith is a big reason for the teams struggle. Smith chose to put off knee surgery, and with a quarter of the season already gone, Smith still hasn’t found his groove on offense.
Smith shot 10-for-30, including 2-for-11 from three-point range, and totaled 24 points in the final three games of the teams recent road trip.
Al Iannazzone of Newsday is reporting that Smith is still suffering from knee pain, but of course the veteran guard has vowed to keep on shooting.
JR Smith's knee is bothering him "somewhat," and affecting his game but says, "I'm not going to do is stop shooting." http://t.co/VGLt3Bkv2K
— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) December 1, 2013
“I got to play better,” he said. “If it’s hurting that bad, I shouldn’t be playing. I’m out there trying to give all that I got.
“My jumper hasn’t been there. That’s a situation where I have to make my teammates better, get guys open shots, keep driving to the hole — but one thing I’m not going to do is stop shooting.”