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(Basketball Bicker)   J.R. Smith does his best Andrea Bargnani impression with this beauty of a play at the end of the Knicks-Rockets game   (basketballbicker.com) divider line 11
    More: Fail, Andrea Bargnani, J.R. Smith, Knicks, game clock, Houston Rockets  
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1177 clicks; posted to Sports » on 04 Jan 2014 at 8:57 AM (26 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-04 09:32:57 AM
Beautiful. And Atlanta lost on a 3 at the buzzer last night too. Times are surprisingly good for Celtics fans.
 
2014-01-04 09:58:25 AM
not really comparable situations. he was wide, wide open. But it's also JR Smith, so you know he was just chucking it up there. I don't understand NBA GM's. These 15 shot a night guys that shoot 40% from the floor shouldn't even be in the league, much less making max salaries.
 
2014-01-04 10:08:48 AM
Knicks make so many idiot plays that Shaq's comedy act on TNT every week should just be a Knicks highlight reel.
 
2014-01-04 10:27:21 AM
J R gave George Karl cancer with this type of shiat.  I dont like how this type of play is being called a Bargnani.  J R was losing games for the nuggets with incredibly stupid plays while Bargnani was still in short pants.
 
2014-01-04 10:31:10 AM

drewsclues: I don't understand NBA GM's. These 15 shot a night guys that shoot 40% from the floor shouldn't even be in the league, much less making max salaries.


The league is really, really moving away from that. You can find quite a few articles written recently on the death of the gunner. That said, being able to create a low-percentage shot off the dribble, with very little time left on the shot clock, against a defense that knows you have to shoot it, is a real NBA skill that has some value. A low-percentage shot beats the hell out of a shot clock violation. There is a place in the league for people with that skill, and over time, their salaries will adjust to match it.
 
2014-01-04 11:24:38 AM

Palmer Eldritch: drewsclues: I don't understand NBA GM's. These 15 shot a night guys that shoot 40% from the floor shouldn't even be in the league, much less making max salaries.

The league is really, really moving away from that. You can find quite a few articles written recently on the death of the gunner. That said, being able to create a low-percentage shot off the dribble, with very little time left on the shot clock, against a defense that knows you have to shoot it, is a real NBA skill that has some value. A low-percentage shot beats the hell out of a shot clock violation. There is a place in the league for people with that skill, and over time, their salaries will adjust to match it.


And I think we saw that with JR Smith's free agency last year. Five years ago, some team would've given him 10 million a year to go gun for them, but he ended up only getting about 3 years/16 million from the Knicks.

But sometimes there are still these head scratching deals that get thrown around for no good reason. New Orleans giving Tyreke Evans 11 million a year to come off the bench is a recent one.
 
2014-01-04 11:30:38 AM

elguerodiablo: J R gave George Karl cancer with this type of shiat.  I dont like how this type of play is being called a Bargnani.  J R was losing games for the nuggets with incredibly stupid plays while Bargnani was still in short pants.


Giving JR that contract is a prime example of why the Knicks are the Knicks.  Also, think of the logic involved: In 2009 the Nuggets made the WCF with Carmelo, JR, Kenyon Martin, and Chauncey Billups as big contributors (4 of their 5 most played, according to basketball reference).  In the 2010-11 season, the Knicks trade for Carmelo (knowing full well that they could sign him after the season and not be forced to give up Gallo, Chandler, etc... which is somehow beside the point) and Chauncey, sign JR in 2011, and sign Kenyon Martin in 2012.  So, to recap, the Knicks recreated most of a Western Conference team that almost made the finals and then expected to win the championship.

I know replacing Nene with Tyson Chandler was a vast improvement, but I'd argue that having a useless Stoudemire and basically no one at point guard was a net negative comparatively.  Also, just because I like mentioning it, the Knicks used their amnesty provision to drop Chauncey, who at the time had one year remaining on his contract.
 
2014-01-04 01:51:21 PM

Palmer Eldritch: being able to create a low-percentage shot off the dribble, with very little time left on the shot clock, against a defense that knows you have to shoot it, is a real NBA skill that has some value. A low-percentage shot beats the hell out of a shot clock violation. There is a place in the league for people with that skill


The problem is that way too many NBA guards think they are that guy.  ppp has always been a better indicator of offensive production than ppg.

JR is useful in that he's willing to take that low-percentage shot when there's no time left on the clock; however, his value is very much offset by the fact that he's willing to take that low-percentage shot when there's plenty of time left on the clock.
 
2014-01-04 02:20:14 PM

logggur: Giving JR that contract is a prime example of why the Knicks are the Knicks.


Drafting Tim Hardaway Jr., too.  Why stop with one J.R. Smith when you can have two?
 
2014-01-04 02:29:05 PM
Who shot? J.R.
 
2014-01-04 03:02:45 PM
You know why JR Smith shoots all the time? Cuz he can't drive. Just ask Andre Bell.
 
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