New York Knicks: J.R. Smith’s red hot play can carry Knicks in playoffs

Remember the days of Reggie Miller at the Garden?

Well I do.

Mar 29, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith (8) during the fourth quarter against the Charlotte Bobcats at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 111-102. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Anyways, the New York Knicks finally have a pure scorer that can light teams up in shooting guard J.R. Smith.

I remember watching the Knicks on television this season, and the commentators said that coach Mike Woodson claimed that Smith could average at least 30 points per game, and boy has he proven him right as of late.

With Smith, Carmelo Anthony, and possibly Amar’e Stoudemire in the lineup, the Knicks have a shot at winning the Eastern Conference and possibly an NBA title.

I’ll go a step further.

While I think that Anthony is a great player and all, and an all around player, Smith is making a case everyday as the Knicks go-to guy, and its best player. He is younger, and is a seasoned vet in this league.

Smith has already hit two game winners, and nearly hit a third against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

If the Knicks do win the Atlantic Division for the first time since 1993-1994, the Patrick Ewing era; the team would be on the other side of the playoff brackets and wouldnt have to play Miami until the conference finals.

So I say this: “Watch out Miami Heat; if J.R, stays this hot, payback may be coming!”

Topics: J.R. Smith, New York Knicks

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