Could J.R. Smith, the NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, be spending more time on the bench?
New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson didn’t rule out the possibility of cutting Smith’s minutes in light of Smith’s recent shooting struggles.
“I’ll gauge J.R. as we go along and if I feel he’s not giving me anything, I could always turn to other guys on that bench,” Woodson said Wednesday in an interview on ESPN New York 98.7 FM’s “The Stephen A. Smith & Ryan Ruocco Show.”
“I feel good about the guys that come in off that bench just like I feel good about J.R. But if he’s struggling and I feel the need (that) I’ve got to pull him, then I will do that as the head coach and then other guys have got to come in and step up and play.”
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