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Best New York Knick


If “Knicks player” were a quantifiable quality like height or speed, then J.R. Smith would be the most Knicks player. Last season’s Sixth Man of the Year was equal parts exhilarating and baffling, providing instant offense, excitement, and questionable shot selection for a team that played fast and reckless. While other players may have been more instrumental in affecting the wins column—namely, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler (when healthy)—none delivered more thrills and “did you see that?!” moments than Smith. For better or worse, Smith is emblematic of the current Knicks. And for a franchise that’s waking up from a depressing, decade-long slumber, having a player who can make you downright giddy is something special indeed.

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