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The Knicks are reportedly considering trade options involving J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Shane Larkin.

"They're working on trying to make a move in the backcourt," a source told ESPN's Ian Begley. The Knicks have shown zero interest in moving Tim Hardaway Jr. to clear their logjam at SG, and for the moment there are no details about which teams might be involved if a trade does occur. Smith's trade value may be hampered by the $12.4 million he's owed over the next two seasons, and it doesn't help that he admitted he "was playing like a person who didn't want to be [in New York]" last season.

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J.R. Smith said he wouldn't blame Knicks president Phil Jackson and the team if they traded him this offseason.

Appearing on ESPN2's First Take on Wednesday, Smith said, "I was playing like a person who didn't want to be there. Not looking as focused as a person should be in that situation that we were, in the trenches. I wouldn't blame them at all." The Knicks currently have a glut of shooting guards and Smith could be the first to go if the team can find a trader partner. He averaged 14.5 points, 2.6 three-pointers, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 0.9 steals in 2013-14, so he'll still hold decent fantasy value heading into the 2014-15 season.

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If Carmelo Anthony goes to play for Miami, J.R. Smith said on Twitter that he wouldn't talk to him again.

He's probably just kidding, but we thought we'd just pass this little gossipy item along. Anthony is the godfather to Smith's daughter, so again this is probably nothing. It's been a slow news day, folks.

J. R. Smith SG/SF NY 2 Months

J.R. Smith tweeted "no more bench for me" on Tuesday morning regarding his bench role for next season.

The Knicks had a number of injuries in 2013-14, leading to Smith starting 37 games and coming off the bench for 37. With new coach Derek Fisher around, perhaps Smith was informed he would be the starting shooting guard or he could just have his heart set on it. Regardless, he'll still be bombing plenty of 3-pointers next season and will look to build off his career-high 2.6 triples per game.

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J.R. Smith played 23 minutes and hit 3-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's win.

This was not quite the line we were expecting from Smith with Carmelo Anthony in street clothes, but even though he didn't shoot it 30 times, he still managed to fill the stat sheet. And we fully expect him to do it again on Wednesday, assuming he plays.

J. R. Smith SG/SF NY 4 Months

J.R. Smith cooled off on Sunday but still scored 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting in a win vs. the Bulls.

Smith went 5-of-9 from downtown and he's now averaging 24.0 points in five April games. It took him a long time to really heat up this season, and he was nearly un-ownable for the season's first few months, but this serves as a nice reminder of his upside when healthy and given a green light offensively.

J. R. Smith SG/SF NY 4 Months

J.R. Smith knocked down six 3-pointers during Wednesday's easy 110-81 win over the Nets, scoring a total of 24 points with eight boards, six assists and one steal.

He's piping hot right now. In his last five, Smith averaged a whopping 4.6 triples per game to go with 20.4 points, 4.8 boards, 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks. He's gone on runs like this before and his owners should stick with ride him until he cools off.

J. R. Smith SG/SF NY 4 Months

J.R. Smith scored 21 points with three 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists and one block to help the Knicks earn a crucial road win vs. the Warriors on Sunday.

The Knicks finish their road trip in Utah on Monday, but after that they'll face seven teams who are currently bound for the playoffs. It's a tough schedule which darkens the Knicks' playoff outlook, but for now they're in a three-way race with the Cavaliers and the eighth-place Hawks, who have lost six straight games and 20 of their past 26.

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J.R. Smith started on Wednesday and got hot against the Kings, hitting 10-of-19 shots and a season-high nine 3-pointers for 29 points, four rebounds, four assists and a block in the win.

Smith was clearly feeling it and is getting hot again. He scored just seven and six points last Wednesday and Friday, but has now scored 18, 12 and 29 points with 12 3-pointers on 21-of-40 shooting over his last three games. Get him in your lineup.

J. R. Smith SG/SF NY 4 Months

J.R. Smith hit just 2-of-10 shots on Friday for six points, three boards, two assists, one steal and two threes in 25 minutes.

The game was out of hand until the end so some guys were rested, but this is more or less in line with his normal workload. Smith has been running at a mid-round level lately so we're inclined to give him a pass tonight. Raymond Felton also saw just 27 minutes and had only seven points, three boards and six assists, but he has picked up the pace and tonight might not be the best game to measure with.