Nov 20, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith (8) reacts against the Indiana Pacers during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. The Pacers defeated the Knicks 103-96 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Knicks G JR Smith ready to hit panic button

While the New York Knicks are off to a rough start to the 2013-14 NBA season, many of the players say that they need to stick together and make sure that they do not hit the panic button too soon. The team wants to focus on finding more shots for star Carmelo Anthony, but there is one player who is ready to begin panicking about where the team currently stands.

Shooting guard J.R. Smith says that he is ready to start panicking.


“We’re frustrated,” Smith said of where the team is mentally, despite most saying it’s too early to panic. “Like you say, it’s too early to panic, but me, personally, I’m panicking. I don’t like this.

“I don’t want to play 3-8 basketball,” Smith continued, in regard to the Knicks’ record. “I don’t want to play 50-50 basketball. If we’re going to be a championship-caliber team and call ourselves that, then we’ve gotta play like that. It can’t be no other way.”

The Knicks have shown that they are beginning to turn things around and that there is still some promise for the team, so it may be too early to worry despite what Smith may think.

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