Mike Woodson Not Giving Up on Smith
The shooter in J.R. Smith knows there’s only one way to break his way out of a slump. Keep hoisting those shots, he said, because eventually they’ll start falling.
But with each game that passes with Smith’s shooter’s touch still AWOL, Knicks coach Mike Woodson faces a far different dilemma.
Smith clearly was frustrated with his offensive ineptitude on Tuesday night, but his teammates have encouraged him to keep shooting. And Woodson has stuck with him thus far, too.
“I’m not going to kick him to the curb,” he said. “He’s a big part of what we did this season.”