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Will JR Smith Be Elite When He Learns Triangle Offense?

The triangle offense is easy to watch but clearly difficult to master. How will JR Smith handle it? NBA season is a couple of days away and Knicks fans are ready to see their team make the playoffs. Not so fast though; there’s a lot to learn still. Earlier this summer, JR Smith said he’s one of the best shooters in the game. Now, he’s saying this in regards to the triangle...
Via Geeks and Cleats
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith Believes He Can Become Elite Once He Learns Triangle

We all have hopes and dreams. I am not a dream crusher, so I am just going to say I wish JR well on his journey toward elite status. JR is still confident that he can pick up the offense with more time. Said he thinks he can become "elite" once he's learned his place in it — Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) October 25, 2014
Via BlackSportsOnline
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shocker: J.R. Smith Struggling With The Triangle And Concept Of Team Basketball

When Phil Jackson and head coach Derek Fisher were installed as the new leaders of... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith: Thinking About The Team Over Myself Has Been a Struggle

I appreciate JR’s honesty, but I wonder if he thinks before he gives these quotes? Some things you just should keep to yourself, this was probably one of them. Here is what he had to say to ESPN about struggling in the Triangle. “Yeah, absolutely,” Smith said when asked if he has had to make a conscious effort to play differently. “I mean, believe it or not, being the type...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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J.R. Smith: Team-first notion is tough

The adjustment to the triangle offense has been "a struggle" for J.R. Smith, and it isn't just because the system is foreign to him. A candid Smith admitted that he must alter his shooter mentality and wrap his mind around the team-first concept being preached by Knicks coach Derek Fisher and president Phil Jackson. And it hasn't been the smoothest transition...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks are only beginning uphill battle

Held to a higher standard as one of the NBA’s most historic franchises, yet, perennially disappointing as one of the league’s greatest under-achievers, the New York Knicks have become an 82-game circus of injuries, highly-paid has-beens, and sub-par performances during the past year. Just when it seemed as though the Knicks had finally turned the corner, putting their six year...
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J.R. Smith having tough time learning to play team ball

J.R. Smith will never be accused of being the sharpest knife in the kitchen and you’ll understand why after hearing Smith’s latest response to why he is struggling adapting to the notion of playing team-first basketball. The New York Knicks guard was very candid during his latest remarks about his difficulties grasping the triangle offense and you won’t believe what came out...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith: Knicks' new triangle offense than we're used to playing

J.R. Smith made an interesting observation about the Knicks' new offense on Monday. "You have to think the game more. It's just more of a complex way that we play, [more complex] than we're used to playing," Smith said after the Knicks' third preseason game. "We're used to just catching and going, stuff like that. Now, cutting, making sure we&...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks’ J.R. Smith Says Triangle Offense Will Take Time to Learn

After a horrific preseason debut against the Boston Celtics Wednesday night, suffering a 20-point beat down 106-86, New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith believes the team will learn the new triangle offense system by New Years, January. Ian Begley of ESPN reports: "It's going to take a few months," Smith said after the Knicks' 20-point loss to Boston in their...
Via Basketball Bicker
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Is J.R. Smith gaining the trust of the Knicks?

When one thinks of J.R. Smith as a basketball player, they might think of his questionable shot selection, his explosive scoring ability, or his propensity to get into on-court skirmishes. But being a responsible team leader? That is not normally an attribute associated to Smith. Well, according to new Knicks coach Derek Fisher, that is exactly what J.R. has been thus far in training...
Via Crossover Chronicles
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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