|J.R. Smith Wants To Be An All-Star This Season|
He may not be on the All-Star ballot but that is not stopping J.R. Smith from being open with his desire to appear in Houston mid-February. Smith, who is displaying a new-found maturity on the court this season, is one of the key reasons why the Knicks sit atop the Atlantic Division. He's embraced his role as a sixth man, but says he would prefer All-Star recognition before Sixth Man of the Year consideration.
“My eyes are on being an All-Star, honestly,’’ Smith told The New York Post late Thursday after the Knicks hammered the mighty Spurs. “I’m not focusing on Sixth Man. Sixth Man is more long-term, honestly, end of the year. My individual goal right now is All-Star, then I’ll think about the Sixth Man. I’m trying to be that All-Star coming off the bench for my team.’’
Smith has reeled in his erratic behaviour this season, claiming he prefers to be in the gym working on his game.
“It’s about keeping myself inside the gym more than anything,’’ Smith said. “I’m staying more focused and right now it’s paying off.”
|Last Updated ( Sunday, 06 January 2013 01:11 )|